Mary Grace

Phlorotannins from alaskan seaweed inhibit carbolytic enzyme activity.

October 22, 2014

Phlorotannins from alaskan seaweed inhibit carbolytic enzyme activity. Mar Drugs. 2014 Oct 22,  Kellogg J1, Grace MH2, Lila MA3. 1Plants for Human Health Institute, Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, North Carolina State University, 600 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, NC 28081, USA. jjkellog@ncsu.edu. 2Plants for Human Health Institute, Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, North […]

Blueberries Reduce Risk of Parkinson’s, Boost Brain Function Finds New Study

April 08, 2014

By Justin Moore, as published on the NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute Website. A recent study has shown that consumption of blueberries, long considered a “super food,” may protect human brain performance and reduce the risk of contracting Parkinson’s disease. In the United States, it is estimated that one million people suffer […]

Blueberry Benefits

January 06, 2014

Growing Magazine – January, 2014 FEATURES Blueberry Benefits Researching the fruit’s health properties By Rocky Womack Click image to enlarge. Mary Ann Lila, director of the Plants for Human Health Institute at NCSU, says blueberries contain a variety of phytochemicals that may help people with cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity, to name a few. […]

Collaborations Driving Ginger Research For Cancer, Anemia Treatments

December 09, 2012

Ginger is more appreciated for its aromatic and tangy taste that is  enjoyed the world over in everything from entrées to baked goods. Beyond the kitchen, the spice has been used for centuries to calm digestive upsets.  More recent studies have found that bioactive components in ginger have strong anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and anti-diabetic activities. […]