Lycopene

Stability of fruit quality traits in diverse watermelon cultivars tested in multiple environments

January 05, 2017

Mahendra Dia, Todd C Wehner, Penelope Perkins-Veazie, Richard Hassell, Daniel S Price, George E Boyhan, Stephen M Olson, Stephen R King, Angela R Davis, Gregory E Tolla, Jerome Bernier & Benito Juarez. Stability of fruit quality traits in diverse watermelon cultivars tested in multiple environments (2016). Horticulture Research 3, Article number: 16066. Author Affiliations Department […]

Carrot Genome Sequence Offers Insight into Carotenoid Accumulation, Evolution

May 12, 2016

Read the original article on the carrot research on the NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute website. Massimo Iorizzo is part of a worldwide research group that published  the most complete vegetable genome assemblies to date of the carrot in Nature Genetics.  Dr. Massimo Iorizzo joined N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) in the […]

Watermelon may hold secrets for a healthy future

June 30, 2015

By Lisa Thornton, correspondent to the Charlotte Observer Read the original article, subscription required.   Someday, watermelon may play a part in fighting cancer. It may save lives in the poorest regions of Africa. It may even stave off a nasty sunburn at the beach. One thing is for sure: Watermelon isn’t just for eating […]

Grafting Extends Field Storage Life of Seedless Watermelon

November 18, 2014

Grafting Extends Field Storage Life of Seedless Watermelon, Cucerbitaceae 2014 Proceedings, RichArd hAssell* Coastal REC, Clemson University, Charleston, SC 29414, USA, PeneloPe Perkins-veAZie, Plants for Human Health Institute, Department of Horticultural Sciences, North Carolina State University, Kannapolis, NC 28081, USA, lisA deAn, USDA-ARS, Market Quality and Handling Research, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA AbstrAct. Quality of watermelon fruit is a combination of firmness, […]

Catawba Students Continue to Work to Improve Nutrition

August 14, 2014

Catawba College News Service Read the original article in the Salisbury Post. Again this summer, five Catawba College students interning at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis helped to gather and organize data in a project that will ultimately result in a knowledge database to help improve human nutrition. The Research Campus is a […]

ASU researchers need women for watermelon study in Kannapolis

September 09, 2013

Salisbury Post KANNAPOLIS — The Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis needs adult women to take part in a study on watermelon and blood pressure. The lab will conduct a study on how watermelon and exercise effect blood pressure. Researchers are looking for 60 adult women between the […]

Biosynthesis of highly enriched 13C-lycopene for human metabolic studies using repeated batch tomato cell culturing with13C-glucose.

August 07, 2013

Biosynthesis of highly enriched 13C-lycopene for human metabolic studies using repeated batch tomato cell culturing with13C-glucose. Food Chemistry, August 2013. Nancy Engelmann Moran, Randy B. Rogers, Chi-Hua Lue, Lauren E. Conlon, Mary Ann Lila, Steven K. Clinton, John W. Erdman Jr. Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, and the Comprehensive Cancer Center, The Ohio State […]

FDA, NCRC Scientists Collaborate On New Standards For Salmonella-Free Tomatoes

March 06, 2013

The North Carolina Research Campus Scientists with the NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute and its NC Cooperative Extension outreach component, located at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis, are collaborating with the US Food and Drug Administration on a joint project to establish new standards to prevent Salmonella contamination of tomatoes. From […]