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Charlotte Residents Challenged to “Get Up and Grow” August 7-13

July 23, 2015

Charlotte is one of 44 destinations on North American summer tour celebrating the nutritional and taste appeal of fruits and vegetables. Local residents can sample recipes, make their own smoothies and take the Get Up and Grow! Healthy Eating Pledge. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 23, 2015) — One of the country’s largest research institutes devoted to health and nutrition […]

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 […]

Chia Seeds Do Not Enhance Athletic Performance, Study Finds

June 02, 2015

A study published in the May edition of the journal Nutrients debunks the widely reported and accepted belief that chia seeds are a natural performance booster for athletes. “It is all a bunch of hype and hope mixed together,” stated David Nieman, DrPH, FACSM, lead author of the study entitled “No Positive Influence of Ingesting […]

NC Research Campus seeks faster growth after slow start

October 12, 2014

By Ely Portillo, Charlotte Observer Read the original article KANNAPOLIS A billionaire pineapple company owner’s vision for the future of nutrition science rises next to Main Street in this former mill town, massive red brick buildings with soaring columns that contrast with surrounding one-story houses, shops and churches. Dole Foods owner David Murdock, whose diet […]

Dole Growing Scientific Minds of Tomorrow

August 01, 2014

As published in the Dole Nutrition Institute August 2014 newsletter. Scientific discoveries — like a recently published study showing blueberry compounds’ potential to help prevent Parkinson’s — beg more fundamental questions about fruit and vegetables.  Such as what compounds do these plants make?  And how do they make them? These are the questions being tackled […]

Local businesses, and NCRC form business to science partnerships

May 08, 2014

  Link to original article in Business Today There are signs of growth at the NC Research Campus (NCRC). Site development for the new DataChambers regional data center is underway at Loop Road and Biotechnology Lane. The second suite of ready-to-go laboratories in the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building is finished and leasing. The […]

Does RTP need a mega-donor to realize its grand vision?

February 20, 2014

February 20, 2014 Lauren K. Ohnesorge Staff Writer- Triangle Business Journal What Research Triangle Park needs is its own David Murdock. That’s one takeaway from a conversation I had with Lynne Scott Safrit, president and chief operating officer of Castle and Cooke, the organization that oversees the development of the Kannapolis-based North Carolina Research Campus. […]

Research shows taking vitamin D2 is a poor choice for athletes

January 27, 2014

January 27, 2014 Vitamin D Council BOONE—Power athletes and others looking for an edge to improve their performance should avoid taking vitamin D2. Research conducted at Appalachian State University’s Human Performance Lab at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis showed that taking vitamin D2 supplements decreased levels of vitamin D3 in the body and resulted […]

NC Research Campus exec sees growth on horizon

November 08, 2013

Jennifer ThomasStaff Writer- Charlotte Business Journal The last five years have brought a mix of accomplishments and challenges for the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis. The 350-acre biotech hub opened in October 2008 — just as the economy faltered. State funding to support campus operations was restricted, and companies pulled back from research and development […]

North Carolina research facilities bringing ag, human health together

September 25, 2013

By Phyllis Beaver, North Carolina Research Campus | Southeast Farm Press • New laboratory space is available at North Carolina Research campus in Kannapolis, N.C. • Monsanto and Dole are among agriculture-based companies conducting research at the North Carolina facility. • North Carolina State University greenhouses are the site for research on plants for human health. […]

Update On The North Carolina Research Campus

August 12, 2013

Charlotte Talks   It was a dark and uncertain time for Kannapolis ten years ago when the historic Pillowtex plant shut down. Since then, the town has seen much change, both physically and economically. The economic downturn a few years ago put a delay in the metamorphosis that Kannapolis was in the process of in […]

Dole Foods, Dole Berry partner for berry health symposium

July 26, 2013

The Packer 07/26/2013 02:47:00 PM Melissa Shipman Dole Food Co., with The Dole Berry Co. LLC, Salinas, Calif., hosted the International Berry Health Benefits Symposium from June 18-20, in Charlotte, N.C., according to a news release. The event featured presentations from scientists on berries’ positive effects on disease prevention. Keith Mixon, president of Dole Berry […]

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 […]

N.C. program immerses students in science

July 18, 2013

AG Professional North Carolina Research Campus  |  Updated: 07/18/2013 An unprecedented partnership of academic and industry organizations at the North Carolina Research Campus has launched a groundbreaking $1.5 million program to engage college students from across the state in a first-of-its-kind education and research endeavor. Called the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP), the program teams up university […]

UNC Charlotte part of $1.5 million N.C. Research Campus project

July 17, 2013

  UNC Charlotte News July 17, 2013 An unprecedented partnership of academic and industry organizations at the North Carolina Research Campus is launching a $1.5 million program to engage college students from across the state in a first-of-its-kind education and research endeavor – the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP). University scientists, industry leaders and college […]

NC Research Campus launches plant project for college students

June 27, 2013

  Jennifer Thomas Staff Writer- Charlotte Business Journal Academic and industry partners at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis have launched a $1.5 million initiative to engage college students from across the state in education and research. The program, called the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project, will center on how plants, including fruits and vegetables, benefit […]

North Carolina Research Campus adds large-scale data center

June 13, 2013

By Caitlin McCabe The Charlotte Observer Posted: Thursday, Jun. 13, 2013 Kannapolis’ North Carolina Research Campus will soon offer a home to an unusual tenant: a large-scale data center. Winston-Salem-based DataChambers, an information technology services company, announced Wednesday plans to build a 50,000 square-foot data center on the 350-acre Kannapolis campus. DataChambers, which is owned […]

NC Research Campus adds IT company DataChambers to its roster

June 12, 2013

Jun 12, 2013, 12:51pm EDT Updated: Jun 12, 2013, 4:22pm EDT Jennifer Thomas, Staff Writer- Charlotte Business Journal The N.C. Research Campus is a 350-acre life sciences and biotech hub in Kannapolis. The newest tenant at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis will be an information-technology services company. DataChambers, headquartered in Winston-Salem, announced Wednesday that it […]