Plants for Human Health Institute

STEM enrichment part of Cabarrus STARS summer camp

July 30, 2015

In early June, two middle school boys got in trouble at school for threatening each other during end-of-grade testing. The conflict could have festered over the summer and led to future disrespect and consequential disciplinary action; instead, these young men have been able to settle their differences thanks to their willingness to grow as individuals […]

P2EP Interns Deliver a Taste of Research

June 18, 2015

                     For Immediate Release June 18, 2015      Contacts:    Megan Bame, N.C. State University, 704-250-5461 or megan_bame@ncsu.edu Jennifer Woodford, N.C. Research Campus, 704-200-5070 or jwoodford@ncresearchcampus.net   Kannapolis, NC- Friday, June 19 at 11 am in the Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA) Wellness Kitchen at 300 […]

Research Campus gives interns experience during summer

June 04, 2015

By Mary Price Read the original story in the Charlotte Observer. Thirty college interns are participating in an 11-week research project on the North Carolina Research Campus. The Plant Pathways Elucidation Project continues research of previous interns into why and how plants can benefit human health. Holli Chandler, 21, an intern from Catawba College, is […]

Class teaches healthy cooking on a tight budget

April 01, 2015

By Marty Price,  Correspondent Read original article Meghan Charpentier, program coordinator with the Cabarrus Health Alliance, understands the challenges of cooking healthy food. She wants people to know that with a little preparation most dishes can be prepared in less than an hour. Ingredients in the cupboard or refrigerator can be substituted to make a […]

Research findings add spice to cooking-on-a-budget classes

March 14, 2015

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – A few spaces are available in upcoming cooking classes that incorporate health benefits resulting from research at the N.C. Research Campus. Cabarrus Health Alliance is partnering with NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) at the Research Campus for the class, called Cooking on a Budget. The class will highlight […]

Avoiding Peanuts in Childhood Makes Kids More Likely to Become Allergic

February 23, 2015

Written by Kristen Fischer Read the original article in Healthline News. Finally — some clinical evidence on whether or not to expose infants to peanut products. Over the years, experts have gone back and forth about introducing peanut products at an early age to children. The notion is that doing so can prevent kids from developing […]

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 – […]

Walnut mystery finally cracked

November 02, 2014

By Reid Creager, Correspondent, Charlotte Observer Read Original Article Mary Grace has developed a compulsive habit over the past 14 months. But she’s not worried about it. “I love walnuts,” said the senior researcher for N.C. State’s Plants for Human Health Institute in Kannapolis. “I can’t prevent myself from eating them while we’re working on […]

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 […]

Making Healthy ‘Grits’ in Africa with Dr. Mary Ann Lila

May 22, 2014

By: David Hunt, Carolina Wild Nearly 8,000 miles, an ocean and seven time zones separate the small town of Kannapolis, N.C. from the heartland of southern Africa. Food scientist Mary Ann Lila knows the distance all too well. She’s visited 17 African countries in the past eight years. But she doesn’t measure the distance solely in miles. […]

Research suggests Alaska seaweed may be potent weapon against diabetes, obesity

April 27, 2014

by: Yereth Rosen, Alaska Dispatch     Plants growing in the waters of Southeast Alaska have to be tough to withstand the strong tides, cold temperatures, relentless summer daylight and abundance of plant-nibbling species. That toughness, it turns out, can also result in health benefits for the people who eat the plants, according to emerging research […]

Study: Blueberries help reduce Parkinson’s risk

April 09, 2014

The Packer 04/09/2014 02:36:00 PM Doug Ohlemeier A new study shows eating blueberries reduces the risk of contracting Parkinson’s disease and may protect human brain performance. A group of scientists from North Carolina State University, Purdue University and Rutgers University investigated how extracts from blueberries, grape seeds, hibiscus, blackcurrant and Chinese mulberries, all of which […]

Impact of Interspecific Introgression on Anthocyanin Profiles of Southern Highbush Blueberry

March 22, 2014

Impact of Interspecific Introgression on Anthocyanin Profiles of Southern Highbush Blueberry. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. March 2014. Gad G. Yousef1, Mary Ann Lila2, Ivette Guzman3, James R. Ballington4; Allan F. Brown1 1Plants for Human Health Institute, Department of Horticultural Science and Department of Food Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, North Carolina Research […]

A Growing Campus

March 14, 2014

By Clyde Higgs, Vice President of Business Development Published in Opportunities, a quarterly real estate to research newsletter of the NC Research Campus March 14, 2014 I want to make sure everyone close to the campus is just as aware of how our momentum is building and the campus is growing: Jobs: Close to 1,000 jobs […]

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 […]

Grandma’s advice to “eat your fruits and vegetables” was correct

September 25, 2013

UNC TV- Watch the Science Now segment.  KANNAPOLIS – We all know that Grandma’s advice to “eat your fruits and vegetables” was correct. Now there’s new research, and a new way to eat the “good stuff” that is found in fruits and vegetables, that makes following that advice even easier. First though, here’s a unique […]