North Carolina Research Campus

NC Research Campus Recognized with a Lowe’s Pride Award

January 15, 2015

By Olivia Fortson Posted: Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 “Inspiring Innovations with STEAM” was the theme of the 26th annual Lowe’s Pride Awards on Saturday. Hundreds of guests – including “American Idol” and Grammy winner Fantasia – filled the ballroom of the Westin for the futuristic-looking event, designed as a tribute to African-American achievement in science, […]

Research Campus in Kannapolis helps 8th-grader with science fair experiment

January 14, 2015

By: Marty Price, Charlotte Observer Aarushi Patil, a 13-year-old in the eighth grade at Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy of Charlotte, likes to excel at her school’s science fair. The daughter of Vishal and Neetu Patil of Charlotte, Aarushi advanced to the state finals of the 2014 N.C. Science and Engineering Fair with her experiment – […]

Google X’s Newest Breakthrough Endeavor (and How Duke Is Involved)

January 08, 2015

By Ibanca Anand, @IbancaAnand Read original article as published on Excitevent. A policeman is observing his night duty when he notices a man searching for something under a lamppost. He approaches the man and asks what the matter is, and the man informs him that he’s lost his keys. After several minutes of looking together, the […]

MURDOCK project leader details success recruiting Latinos

December 15, 2014

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Perla Nunes, a project leader with Duke University’s MURDOCK Study, recently detailed the study’s success in enrolling Latinos during a presentation at the nation’s top public health conference. Nunes, who oversees community outreach and recruitment efforts for the MURDOCK Study, presented at the American Public Health Association’s 142nd Annual Meeting & Exposition […]

MURDOCK Study, brain banks help battle Alzheimer’s disease

November 24, 2014

Duke University offers unique tools for investigators searching for clues to the devastation of memory loss KANNAPOLIS, N.C.—Nov. 24, 2014—In 1983, President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. At that time, fewer than two million Americans had Alzheimer’s. Today, the number of people with this disease, which diminishes the brain’s ability […]

Kannapolis’ North Carolina Research Campus foresees growth

November 24, 2014

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 By: Lisa Thornton, Charlotte Observer Read Original Article By the time they celebrate the North Carolina Research Campus’ seventh anniversary next year, leaders say, 10 buildings will have been erected on campus, and another two nearby. The North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis celebrated its sixth anniversary earlier this month with […]

Research Campus leaders take stock of ‘great experiment’

November 17, 2014

By: Michael Knox, Independent Tribune Read Original Article KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — To mark the North Carolina Research Campus’ sixth anniversary, academic and scientific leaders touted advances made at the Kannapolis complex and offered a glimpse of some of the world-class research projects currently underway there. Clyde Higgs, vice president of business development for campus developer […]

Kannapolis Rotary presents donation to UNC research institute

November 12, 2014

By Susan Shinn Read Original Article KANNAPOLIS — The Kannapolis Rotary Club on Tuesday presented the UNC Nutrition Research Institute with a $63,500 donation, culminating four years of fundraising efforts by local Rotarians. The money will be used to create student housing at the North Carolina Research Campus in downtown Kannapolis. Dr. Steven H. Zeisel, […]

N.C. Research Campus celebrates its six-year history this week

November 11, 2014

by: Ken Elkins, Senior Staff Writer, Charlotte Business Journal Read Original Article The N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis is 6 years old, and the Charlotte region is celebrating with an anniversary event on Thursday. The Charlotte Regional Partnership is sponsoring the event, which will feature tours of the facility and a panel discussion by scientists […]

NC Research Campus seeks faster growth after slow start

October 12, 2014

By Ely Portillo, Charlotte Observer Read the original article KANNAPOLIS A billionaire pineapple company owner’s vision for the future of nutrition science rises next to Main Street in this former mill town, massive red brick buildings with soaring columns that contrast with surrounding one-story houses, shops and churches. Dole Foods owner David Murdock, whose diet […]

Downtown Road Closure Extended

October 03, 2014

Kannapolis, N.C. – Laureate Way Loop, between Watson’s Crick and Biotechnology Way, will remain closed until October 24 as construction progresses on the new Kannapolis City Hall – Police Headquarters building. Motorists will still be able to conveniently access the downtown core and the North Carolina Research Campus using multiple streets in the area. Annette […]

Summit starts move to bring fight against hunger into Cabarrus, Kannapolis schools

September 07, 2014

by: Lucas Johnson, Charlotte Observer Read original article A thriving teaching garden at a Concord elementary school has helped spawn an effort to integrate a horticulture curriculum into the Cabarrus County and Kannapolis City public school systems. As part of that effort, the newly renamed Cabarrus Farm and Food Council will convene a Hunger Education […]

MS research launched at Research Campus

August 16, 2014

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – A North Carolina Research Campus institute has launched dedicated multiple sclerosis research with its recent hire of a postdoctoral fellow to help study the disease from a genetic perspective. Sabrina Cote, Ph.D., joined the David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI) as a postdoctoral research fellow working for Simon Gregory, Ph.D., director of […]

One of America’s Oldest Billionaires is into Health and Nutrition. Where will his fortune go?

July 22, 2014

By: Alyssa Ochs Inside Philanthropy Link to original article With a net worth of $2.4 billion, 91-year-old David H. Murdock has made some huge contributions to the fields of medical research and higher education. Murdock is owner and chairman of the Dole Food Company, located in Westlake Village California, and he’s the owner and CEO […]

North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis hosts 40 interns for $1.9 million research program

June 22, 2014

By Lukas Johnson, Charlotte Observer Link to Original Article Camry Wagner’s family roots run deep throughout the former Cannon Mills Company’s 147-year textile manufacturing history. So the Kannapolis native and 22-year-old biologist considers it an honor to be among some of the first scientists to establish new roots as leaders of agriculture research at the […]

NCRC team discovers new biomarker for oxidative stress

May 14, 2014

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Scientists at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) have discovered a new way to detect oxidative stress generated during exercise. A team led by Dr. David Nieman, director of the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory at NCRC, identified 13-HODE + 9-HODE as an oxidative stress biomarker for studies involving intense exercise, […]