NC Central University Nutrition Research Program

NCRC Scientist Helps Cabarrus High School Students Visit STEM Program

October 20, 2014

For Immediate Release        (Kannapolis, NC- Monday, October 20)- Tuesday, October 21, students from Northwest Cabarrus High School’s biotechnology academy will travel to the main campus of North Carolina Central University (NCCU) in Durham, NC to take part in BRITE Futures, a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program that gives students hands-on […]

A Model Fish

January 15, 2014

Scientists with North Carolina Central University Nutrition Research Program and NCA&T’s Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies teamed up to study the bioactive compounds in ginger. They did it using a rather model fish called zebrafish. NC Central scientist TinChung Leung, PhD, uses the model fish for research into natural compounds that can help prevent […]

Collaborations Driving Ginger Research for Cancer, Anemia

April 09, 2013

Ginger is appreciated for its aromatic and tangy taste and 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. At […]

Making Sense of the Soy-Genistein-Her2 Breast Cancer Connection

February 09, 2013

One of the most controversial and confusing questions surrounding breast cancer is the effect of eating soy. Some studies say soy and the isoflavone genistein that it contains prevents breast cancer. Other studies say genistein is a risk factor for developing breast cancer. Breast cancer researcher Xiaohe Yang, PhD, associate professor with the North Carolina Central […]