Whole Grains Prevent Chronic Lifestyle Diseases in More Ways Than One

March 13, 2017

Whole grains have more health benefits to offer other than those from consuming fiber. These plant foods are also unique and rich sources of phytochemicals, bioactive compounds exclusively produced by plants that lower the risk of chronic disease. Whole grains contain dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals, and phytochemicals, but only the former two components have […]

NCA&T Research Technician Honored for Work on Wheat and Cancer Prevention

February 02, 2015

NCA&T Research Technician Nicholas Stone is a finalist in the Undergraduate Student Research Symposium sponsored by the Agricultural and Food Chemistry Division (AGFD) of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The AGFD symposium is open to all undergraduates conducting research in agricultural food chemistry. Stone, a senior biology major at Davidson College, is one of six […]

NCSU Greenhouse Space Available 

December 15, 2014

The Plants for Human Health Institute operates three research greenhouses andeight growth chambers. Use of these facilities has included strawberry breeding and disease screening, broccoli breeding, screening natural pesticides for phytotoxicity and growing crops as varied as oats, wheat, rice, Arabidopsis and turf. N.C. State researchers have first priority use of the available space, but […]

Grains for Better Health and Disease Prevention

June 13, 2013

  Shengmin Sang, PhD, with the NC A&T Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies, is researching metabolites and dietary markers of grains like wheat and rye that can help increase their use as a preventative for diabetes and lung and colon cancer. Sang and  NC A&T’s Guibing Chen, PhD, are experimenting with a process called microfluidization […]