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N.C. Research Campus partnership launches $1.5M program immersing students in science | Plants For Human Health Institute

N.C. Research Campus partnership launches $1.5M program immersing students in science | Plants For Human Health Institute | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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An unprecedented partnership of academic and industry organizations at the North Carolina Research Campus has launched a groundbreaking $1.5 million program to engage college students from across the state in a first-of-its-kind education and research endeavor.

 

Called the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP), the program teams university scientists, industry leaders and college students, who together will explore plant pathways to answer why and how plants, like fruits and vegetables, benefit human health. P2EP aims to foster scientific discoveries, provide educational opportunities and create a vast knowledge base of plant pathways research.

 

Read more | http://tinyurl.com/lnr247s

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Agriculture brings science and math to life for North Carolina high school students

Agriculture brings science and math to life for North Carolina high school students | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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Agriculture brings science & math to life for NC high school students: Strawberry breeder, Dr. Jeremy Pattison at the Plants for Human Health Institute, part of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at NC State University, helps create a real-world research experience for Rowan County high school students Watch the video here: http://www.producenews.com/index.php/90-videos/10333-agriculture-brings-science-and-math-to-life-for-north-carolina-high-school-students

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Billionaire Murdock gives $50M to support scientific research :: Editor's Blog at WRAL Tech Wire

Billionaire Murdock gives $50M to support scientific research :: Editor's Blog at WRAL Tech Wire | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
David H. Murdock gives $50 million to the research institute that bears his name in Kannapolis.
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 The gift will support daily operations at the David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI), the core labs for the NCRC, which includes CALS' Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI).

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Research shows blueberries fight obesity, diabetes

Research shows blueberries fight obesity, diabetes | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Dr Mary Ann Lia from North Carolina State University speaks to Breakfast about the wonders of blueberries.
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Dr. Lila is known as "The Rockstar of Blueberry Research." She is a researcher at the Plants for Human Health Institute, part of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at NC State University. She explains to TV NZ that all berries have healthy properties, but blueberries are "in a class by themselves."

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Nicky Park: These fruits are berry good for you - Life & Style - NZ Herald News

Nicky Park: These fruits are berry good for you - Life & Style - NZ Herald News | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
The tail end of berry season is approaching. Come the end of April, you won't be seeing these fruity beauties on the shelves. This is the bad news. The good news is, that frozen berries
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These fruits are berry good for you: Dr. Mary Ann Lila of the Plants for Human Health Institute, part of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at NC State University, tells the New Zealand Herald why berries "are the top of the heap," when it comes to health benefits. | Read more | http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=10875351

 

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Biotech Center awards $2.9M in loans, grants across NC :: Editor's Blog at WRAL Tech Wire

Biotech Center awards $2.9M in loans, grants across NC :: Editor's Blog at WRAL Tech Wire | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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Dr. Allan Brown, of the Plants for Human Health Institute, part of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at NC State University, received $95,525 to evaluate the potential to increase lutein in commercial broccoli. The project could yield a superior product for Monsanto which can be offered to consumers to reduce onset & progression of degenerative eye diseases such as cataracts & age-related macular degeneration.

 

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North Carolina researchers seek organic alternative to chlorine

North Carolina researchers seek organic alternative to chlorine | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
In March, N.C. State University hired Chen Jiang, a graduate student, to assist Penelope Perkins-Veazie with the postharvest research.
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Dr. Penelope Perkins-Veazie's team at the Plants for Human Health Institute is investigating plant-based compounds as produce washes, for food safety & longer shelf life, with acceptability for organic food labeling. Read more | http://tinyurl.com/oyj4te5

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Tracking Parallel Pathways of Obesity, Diabetes and Inflammation | North Carolina Research Campus

Tracking Parallel Pathways of Obesity, Diabetes and Inflammation | North Carolina Research Campus | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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Dr. Slavko Komarnytsky, Asst. Prof. of Pharmacogenomics at the Plants for Human Health Institute searches for plant-derived compounds from Thunder God Vine, blueberries and blueberries to address these diseases, along with PHHI collaborators, such as Dr. Mary Ann Lila and Dr. Allan Brown. Read more: http://www.ncresearchcampus.net/partners-and-research/latest-research/tracking-parallel-pathways-of-obesity-diabetes-and-inflammation

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Genomics students contribute to collaborative, computerized effort to build better blueberries

Genomics students contribute to collaborative, computerized effort to build better blueberries | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Nine students who are involved in a multi-institutional effort to produce better blueberries only see the fruit as codes, symbols, numbers and letters on computer screens, rather than the nutritional, sweet treat they love.
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Genomics students contribute to collaborative computerized effort to build better blueberries | Davidson students join an undergraduate project to annotate the blueberry genome. The project includes Lenoir Rhyne College, CALS, and the NC Research Campus (NCRC) at Kannapolis and is funded by the NC Biotech Center. The goal is to breed berries which are larger, tastier, and disease-resistant. The project is run by Dr. Allan Brown of the Plants for Human Health Institute at the NCRC.  |  Read more: http://tinyurl.com/aktc9gf

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NCSU CALS study researches enhancing levels of antioxidant in broccoli

NCSU CALS study researches enhancing levels of antioxidant in broccoli | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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NCSU CALS study researches enhancing levels of antioxidant in broccoli | Dr. Allan Brown of the Plants for Human Health Institute is breeding broccoli to help address macular degeneration and age-related vision disorders. Read more | http://agisamerica.org/ncsu-cals-study-researches-enhancing-levels-of-antioxidant-in-broccoli

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Increasing Lutein Levels in Broccoli to Fight Age-Related Eye Problems | Plants For Human Health Institute

Increasing Lutein Levels in Broccoli to Fight Age-Related Eye Problems | Plants For Human Health Institute | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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A new NCSU study at the Plants for Human Health Institute at the NC Research Campus focuses on enhanced levels of lutein in broccoli. Lutein, an antioxidant also found in leafy greens such as kale & spinach, is associated with lowered risk for cataracts & age-related macular degeneration. Dr. Allan Brown, Asst. Prof., Horticultural Science & the Plants for Human Health Institute, received a $1 55,525 grant from the NC Biotechnology Ctr. for broccoli research with matching funding from Monsanto.

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