David H. Murdock Research Institute

MURDOCK-NCRC Seed Funding Voucher Awardees

August 02, 2016

The MURDOCK Study has awarded six $10,000 vouchers as part of the MURDOCK-NCRC Seed Funding Voucher Program to investigators from North Carolina Research Campus partners. Duke University and the MURDOCK Study are pleased to announce the following voucher recipients: Saroja Voruganti, PhD, UNC Nutrition Research Institute (UNC NRI) “A pilot study to identify polymorphisms associated […]

Students try their hand at science

February 19, 2016

By Erin Weeks Read the original story in the Independent Tribune. Puckered lips and screwed-up faces quickly turned into wide-eyed smiles as lemons the students tasted hit their tongues sweet instead of sour. Protein from a particular frozen berry they’d eaten minutes before altered their taste buds, the 12 middle and high schoolers learned, before […]

Genome‐wide association links candidate genes to resistance to Plum Pox Virus in apricot (Prunus armeniaca)

September 10, 2015

Genome‐wide association links candidate genes to resistance to Plum Pox Virus in apricot (Prunus armeniaca), New Phytol. 2015 Sep 10, Mariette S1,2,3, Wong Jun Tai F1,4, Roch G5,6, Barre A4, Chague A1, Decroocq S1, Groppi A4, Laizet Y2,3, Lambert P5, Tricon D1, Nikolski M4, Audergon JM5,Abbott AG1,7, Decroocq V1. 1UMR 1332 Biologie du Fruit et Pathologie, Equipe […]

Dynamics and thermodynamic properties of CXCL7 chemokine

August 22, 2015

Dynamics and thermodynamic properties of CXCL7 chemokine, Proteins. 2015 Aug 22, Herring CA1, Singer CM1, Ermakova EA2, Khairutdinov BI2, Zuev YF2, Jacobs DJ1,3, Nesmelova IV1,3. 1Department of Physics and Optical Science, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC, 28223, USA. 2Kazan Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Kazan, 40111, Russia. 3Center for Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, […]

Duke Energy Contributes $350,000 to NCRC’s P2EP

July 15, 2015

Wound-healing properties of oats and the nutritional content of cooked versus uncooked broccoli are just two of the research projects David Phillips, district manager with Duke Energy North Carolina, learned about when he visited the NC Research Campus’ (NCRC) Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) on Monday, July 13. Phillips presented $100,000 to P2EP. The check […]

Distribution and biomarker of carbon‐14 labeled fullerene C60 ([14C (U)] C60) in pregnant and lactating rats and their offspring after maternal intravenous exposure

June 17, 2015

Distribution and biomarker of carbon‐14 labeled fullerene C60 ([14C (U)] C60) in pregnant and lactating rats and their offspring after maternal intravenous exposure,J Appl Toxicol. 2015 Jun 17, Snyder RW1, Fennell TR1, Wingard CJ2, Mortensen NP1, Holland NA2, Shannahan JH2, Pathmasiri W1, Lewin AH1, Sumner SC1. Note: The David H. Murdock Research Institute at the NC […]

The plant parasite Pratylenchus coffeae carries a minimal nematode genome

April 11, 2015

The plant parasite Pratylenchus coffeae carries a minimal nematode genome,  11 Apr 2015, Nematology, Mark BURKE 1,2,3, Elizabeth H. SCHOLL 4, DavidMcK. BIRD 1,4, Jennifer E. SCHAFF 5, Steve COLEMAN 2, Randy CROWELL 6, Stephen DIENER 3, Oksana GORDON 6, Steven GRAHAM 3, Xinguo WANG 6, EricWINDHAM 3, Garron M. WRIGHT 3 and Charles H. OPPERMAN 4, 1 Bioinformatics […]

Proteinuria in Cynomolgus macaques (Macaca fascicularis) with Spontaneously Developed Metabolic Disorder and Diabetes: Transcriptome Analysis of Biopsy Kidney

February 03, 2015

Proteinuria in Cynomolgus macaques (Macaca fascicularis) with Spontaneously Developed Metabolic Disorder and Diabetes: Transcriptome Analysis of Biopsy Kidney ,  Journal of Diabetes and Metabolism. Sheng Guo1, Wubin Qian1, Fenglai Du1, Bingdi Wang1, Xiaoli Wang1, Yupeng Fang1, Xuan Chen1, Michael Benzinou1, Francine M. Gregoire2, Michael, Staup2, Keefe Chng2, Yaxiong Chen1, Yong-Fu Xiao1, Yi-Xin (Jim) Wang1,2* 1Cardiovascular and Metabolic […]

The Folding of the Specific DNA Recognition Subdomain of the Sleeping Beauty Transposase Is Temperature-Dependent and Is Required for Its Binding to the Transposon DNA

November 06, 2014

The Folding of the Specific DNA Recognition Subdomain of the Sleeping Beauty Transposase Is Temperature-Dependent and Is Required for Its Binding to the Transposon DNA, PLoS One. 2014 Nov 6, Leighton GO1, Konnova TA2, Idiyatullin B3, Hurr SH1, Zuev YF3, Nesmelova IV4. The NMR experiments for this study were carried out at the David H. Murdock Research […]

DHMRI Names John Cavanagh, PhD, as Interim President

November 05, 2014

(Kannapolis, NC- November 5, 2014) Robert Califf, MD, chief executive officer of the David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI) Board of Directors, announced today that John Cavanagh, PhD, has been named interim president. “I am tremendously excited by the opportunity to take up this new role at DHMRI,” Cavanagh stated. “It is a really remarkable […]

Unraveling Genomic Complexity at a Quantitative Disease Resistance Locus in Maize

June 19, 2014

Unraveling Genomic Complexity at a Quantitative Disease Resistance Locus in Maize Jun 19,2014 Tiffany M. Jamann1, Jesse A. Poland2, Judith M. Kolkman1,Laurie G. Smith3 and Rebecca J. Nelson1,* –Author Affiliations  Cornell University; 2 Kansas State University; 3 University of California, San Diego Abstract Multiple disease resistance has important implications for plant fitness, given the selection pressure that many pathogens exert directly on natural plant populations […]

Role of Salivary and Candidal Proteins in Denture Stomatitis; an exploratory proteomic analysis

June 11, 2014

Role of Salivary and Candidal Proteins in Denture Stomatitis; an exploratory proteomic analysis. Molecular Biosystem. June 11, 2014.  Warren C Byrd,  Sarah Schwartz Baxter,  James Carlson,  Silvana Barros,  Steven Offenbacher and Sompop Bencharit. 1Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA; 2David H. Murdock […]

New Biomarker for Oxidative Stress When Exercising Discovered

May 14, 2014

View the abstract published in the American Journal of Physiology. New research led by David Nieman, DrPH, FACSM, director of the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory at the NC Research Campus, identified a new biomarker for oxidative stress generated during exercise. In the field of exercise science, measuring oxidative stress can be difficult, time […]

DHMRI Intern Awarded AL Brown High School “Intern of the Year”

May 08, 2014

For Immediate Release   Phyllis Beaver Marketing Director NC Research Campus pbeaver@ncresearchcampus.net www.ncresearchcampus.net   (NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC. May 8, 2014)- AL Brown High School senior Jorge Barrios was awarded Intern of the Year at an award ceremony held at the school on Tuesday, May 6. He was recognized for his fall 2013 internship […]

Duke Energy Foundation Grants $150K to P2EP, Industry-led STEM Program

May 05, 2014

For Immediate Release           Duke Energy Foundation Grants $150K to P2EP, Industry-led STEM Program (NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- May 5, 2014) The Duke Energy Foundation has renewed their support of the NC Research Campus-based, Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) with a contribution of $150,000. Last year, the Duke Energy Foundation […]

Role of cytoskeletal proteins in cerebral cavernous malformation signaling pathways: a proteomic analysis.

April 25, 2014

Mol Biosyst. 2014 Apr 25. [Epub ahead of print] Role of cytoskeletal proteins in cerebral cavernous malformation signaling pathways: a proteomic analysis. Baxter SS1, Dibble CF, Byrd WC, Carlson J, Mack CR, Saldarriaga I, Bencharit S. Abstract Three genetic mutations were found to cause cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM), a vascular anomaly predisposing affected individuals to […]

A Growing Campus

March 14, 2014

By Clyde Higgs, Vice President of Business Development Published in Opportunities, a quarterly real estate to research newsletter of the NC Research Campus March 14, 2014 I want to make sure everyone close to the campus is just as aware of how our momentum is building and the campus is growing: Jobs: Close to 1,000 jobs […]

Infants to Teens Impacted by Genetics, Nutrition and Exercise

October 15, 2013

NCRC News Scientists at the NC Research Campus are exploring areas of genetics, nutrition and human performance that impact brain development, risk factors for disease and the overall health of infants, toddlers, young children and teenagers.   Omega-3 Intake Linked to Higher Cognition in Infants, Toddlers and Young Children Carol L. Cheatham, PhD, developmental cognitive […]

Researchers seek to understand plants’ pathways to better health

July 24, 2013

The Packer 7/24/2013 11:47:00 AM Coral Beach A new program at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis that is funded by industry and academia promises to train tomorrow’s scientists while finding how to grow more healthful fruits and vegetables. Dubbed the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP), the program kicks off this summer with $1.5 […]