Parkinson’s Disease

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 […]

NCRC team discovers new biomarker for oxidative stress

May 14, 2014

Posted: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 5:23 pm Read the original article as posted by the Independent Tribune staff 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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Neuroprotective effects of anthocyanin- and proanthocyanidin-rich extracts in cellular models of Parkinson’s disease

March 25, 2014

Neuroprotective effects of anthocyanin- and proanthocyanidin-rich extracts in cellular models of Parkinson’s disease. Brain Research. February 2014. Epub ahead of print. Katherine E. Strathearn, Gad G. Yousef, Mary H. Grace, Susan L. Roy, Mitali A. Tambe, Mario G. Ferruzzi, Qing-Li Wu, James E. Simon, Mary Ann Lila and Jean-Christophe Rochet. Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Purdue University; Departments of Food Science […]

Blueberries hailed as best brain food

March 01, 2014

Published: 6:01AM Saturday March 01, 2014 Source: ONE News TVNZ.co.nz A new study has found that blueberries may reduce the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Around 10,000 Kiwi’s suffer from Parkinson’s disease and it’s estimated that 1% of all Kiwis over the age of 60 have the incurable condition. Now a study conducted by scientists at the […]