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MURDOCK-NCRC Seed Funding Voucher Awardees

August 02, 2016

The MURDOCK Study has awarded six $10,000 vouchers as part of the MURDOCK-NCRC Seed Funding Voucher Program to investigators from North Carolina Research Campus partners. Duke University and the MURDOCK Study are pleased to announce the following voucher recipients: Saroja Voruganti, PhD, UNC Nutrition Research Institute (UNC NRI) “A pilot study to identify polymorphisms associated […]

Students try their hand at science

February 19, 2016

By Erin Weeks Read the original story in the Independent Tribune. Puckered lips and screwed-up faces quickly turned into wide-eyed smiles as lemons the students tasted hit their tongues sweet instead of sour. Protein from a particular frozen berry they’d eaten minutes before altered their taste buds, the 12 middle and high schoolers learned, before […]

Join the Healthy Living Cooking Series to Reaffirm that Resolution for a New You in the New Year

January 13, 2016

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – The New Year often allows time to reflect on lifestyle choices that can lead to a happier, healthier life. The Healthy Living Cooking Series, offered by N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI), focuses on disease prevention and healing through food choices and preparation methods. Aubrey Mast, Extension associate in […]

Scientists for a day: NC Research Campus hosts elementary students

November 18, 2015

By Rebecca Rider Read the original story in the Salisbury Post. Don your lab coats and snap on your latex gloves because kids in Kannapolis are brewing up their curiosity in laboratories at the North Carolina Research Campus. Tuesday, fourth- and sixth-graders from Kannapolis City Schools were invited into the Plants for Human Health Institute […]

 Kannapolis Elementary Students become “Scientists for a Day”

November 05, 2015

By Megan Bame, NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute Twelve child-size lab coats are ready for wear at N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) at the N.C. Research Campus, in Kannapolis. On Tuesday, November 17, a select group of aspiring young scientists will experience PHHI’s latest community outreach effort, “Scientist for a […]

Appalachian Trail hike could lead to scientific discovery

August 13, 2015

By Marty Price, Charlotte Observer Read the original story. Jessica Alley, a part-time research technician at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, has wanted to hike the entire Appalachian Trail since she was in middle school, and she finally decided that 2015 would be the year. Having earned her master’s degree in exercise science […]

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 […]

NCRC Offers Start-Ups Advantages

June 30, 2015

While touring the NC Research Campus (NCRC), founders of a West Coast biotech start-up were impressed to find in one place the resources they need to launch their business: Collaborations exploring plant-based phytochemicals with scientists at the NC State Plants for Human Health Institute. Product testing with the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory, Spectrum Discovery Center and the UNC Nutrition Research Institute’s Human Research Core. […]

Educators soak up science at Research Campus

June 24, 2015

By Mark Plemmons Read the original article in the Independent Tribune. KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Educators from across North Carolina got hands on in the labs at the N.C. Research Campus and at several other area businesses Monday during the Fourth Annual STEM Industry Day sponsored by N.C. New Schools. “The notion is to bring educators […]