peanuts

NC A&T and NC State Team Up to Reduce Complications from Peanut Allergies

January 06, 2016

Scientists at the NC Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, NC  are collaborating on a USDA grant to develop a hypoallergenic peanut flour that the food industry will be able to use to decrease the incidence of complications from peanut allergenicity. Scientists at the NC Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, NC have teamed up to develop […]

N.C. A&T to research new approach to peanut allergies

December 15, 2015

Read the original article on the NC A&T website. North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University continues to lead the charge against peanut allergies, as evidenced by its recent $500,000 grant from the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) for researching new immunotherapies. In the U.S., approximately 3 million people report mild to severe allergies […]

NC State team takes aim at peanut allergies

June 08, 2014

By Reid Creager, News & Observer Link to original article Link to the article in the Charlotte Observer. A team of scientists in Mary Ann Lila’s lab at N.C. State’s Plants for Human Health Institute has developed a peanut-based flour that could lessen life-threatening allergic reactions to peanuts. N.C. STATE UNIVERSITY You’ve heard the horror stories or […]

Novel Strategy To Create Hypoallergenic Peanut Protein-Polyphenol Edible Matrices for OralImmunotherapy.

May 19, 2014

Novel Strategy To Create Hypoallergenic Peanut Protein-Polyphenol Edible Matrices for OralImmunotherapy. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. May 2, 2014. [Epub ahead of print] Plundrich NJ, Kulis M, White BL, Grace MH, Guo R, Burks AW, Davis JP, Lila MA. Plants for Human Health Institute, Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, North Carolina State […]

A new approach to treating peanut, food allergies

May 14, 2014

R&D Magazine These days, more and more people seem to have food allergies, which can sometimes have life-threatening consequences. In the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, scientists report the development of a new type of flour that someday could be used in food-based therapies to help people better tolerate their allergy triggers, including peanuts. […]

NC A&T Finds Health Benefits in Peanut Skin Extract

December 15, 2013

Rishipal Bansode, PhD, with the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies, recently found that in an animal model an extract of peanut skin polyphenols reduced lipid levels in the blood stream. The study also showed up to a 30 percent loss of belly fat in the study animals. The findings were published in […]