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Scientific coalition studies plants’ role in fighting disease

July 28, 2014

By Hannah Miller View the article as published in the Charlotte Observer. View the article as published in the Raleigh News & Observer. In the worldwide search to learn more about plants’ role in fighting human disease, an unusual coalition has formed at North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. It’s made up of academic and […]

Increasing Lutein Levels in Broccoli to Fight Age-Related Eye Problems

April 09, 2013

PHHI Dr. Allan Brown uses conventional plant breeding methods to enhance lutein levels and other helpful compounds in broccoli. KANNAPOLIS, NC – A new N.C. State University study under way at the Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus is focused on enhanced levels of lutein in broccoli. Lutein, an antioxidant, is […]

Increasing Lutein Levels in Broccoli to Fight Age-Related Eye Problems

April 09, 2013

Plants for Human Health Institute KANNAPOLIS, NC – A new N.C. State University study under way at the Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus is focused on enhanced levels of lutein in broccoli. Lutein, an antioxidant, is also found in leafy greens such as kale and spinach. Lutein is associated with […]

New broccoli would help fight age-related eye problems

April 09, 2013

Southeast Farm Press By Leah Chester-Davis, North Carolina State University • Allan Brown’s plan is to develop plant material through hybridization with wild broccoli. • He will then evaluate the new broccoli material to determine its stability and genetic potential for enhanced levels of lutein and beta-carotene. A new North Carolina State University study under […]

New broccoli would help fight age-related eye problems

April 09, 2013

By Leah Chester-Davis, North Carolina State University • Allan Brown’s plan is to develop plant material through hybridization with wild broccoli. • He will then evaluate the new broccoli material to determine its stability and genetic potential for enhanced levels of lutein and beta-carotene. Related Media Consultant survey offers realistic look into North Carolina cotton […]

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 […]

NCBiotech Awards Total $2.9M in Quarter

March 05, 2013

Life-science companies, start-ups, event sponsors, researchers and educators received $2.9 million in loans and grants from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center during the second fiscal quarter. The awards, in 10 programs, went to successful applicants across the state to support life-science entrepreneurship, technology commercialization and education. NCBiotech has been awarding this type of funding since […]