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FDA Enlists NC State to Chart Transmission Routes for Salmonella | Food Safety News

FDA Enlists NC State to Chart Transmission Routes for Salmonella | Food Safety News | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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FDA Enlists NC State to Chart Salmonella Transmission Routes | The Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) will begin working with the Prestage Department of Poultry Science & the Piedmont Research Station Poultry Unit in Fall to study transmission routes for Salmonella in the shell egg industry, to improve the food safety controls which prevent foodborne illness. Readmore | http://tinyurl.com/odbp5lt

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Researchers develop a faster method to identify Salmonella strains | Penn State University

Researchers develop a faster method to identify Salmonella strains | Penn State University | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
A method that may reduce by more than half the time it takes health officials to identify Salmonella strains has been developed by researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
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CALS Food scientist, Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou, helped develop method to speed response to foodborne illnesses \ Read more | http://tinyurl.com/kapf3e9

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Getting to Know Our Microbial Roommates

Getting to Know Our Microbial Roommates | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Ecologists are increasingly interested in the great wildlife diversity indoors, where they’ve found that buildings contain identifiable microbial signatures of their human inhabitants.
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Mapping the great indoors: Dr. Rob Dunn's Your Wild Life Project is among research efforts to catalog, understand the microbiology of the human built environment discussed in this New York Times article. Dr. Dunn is a faculty member in the Collete of Agriculture & Life Sciences at North Carolina State University. | Read more | http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/28/science/getting-to-know-our-microbial-roommates.html? | Visit the web site for the Your Wild Life Project | http://www.yourwildlife.org/


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Dirty dogs: Homes with pooches loaded with bacteria

Dirty dogs: Homes with pooches loaded with bacteria | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
A dog may not only fill a home with joy, it fills a home with a whole lot of bacteria, new research suggests.  But that doesn't mean you have to kick your pooch out of the bed.
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Dirty dogs: Home with pooches loaded with bacteria: Dr. Holly Menninger & researchers of CALS' Your Wild Life Team at NC State University find that dog owners and their homes carry bacteria from their pets. But that may not be a bad thing for human health. Read more | http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/22/18427037-dirty-dogs-homes-with-pooches-loaded-with-bacteria

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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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Study Exposes Multi-generational Impacts of Pesticide Exposure - eNews Park Forest

Study Exposes Multi-generational Impacts of Pesticide Exposure - eNews Park Forest | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Using the aquatic species Daphnia, commonly referred to as “water fleas,” scientists at North Carolina State University (NC State) determined that exposure to the pesticide pyriproxyfen impacted multiple generations, ultimately resulting in more...
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The team of toxicologist, Dr. Gerald LeBlanc, found that in the model aquatic organism, exposure to the pesticide pyriproxyfen (an insecticide in the juvenile hormone analog (JHA) class) resulted in adverse reproductive effects in females, and production of more male offspring, skewing the sex ratio, with severe effects on future reproduction.  Read news article |  http://tinyurl.com/aou94bn | Paper appears in PLos One | http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0061715

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Carolina research focused on enhanced levels of lutein in broccoli | Vegetables content from Southeast Farm Press

Carolina research focused on enhanced levels of lutein in broccoli | Vegetables content from Southeast Farm Press | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
A new North Carolina State University study is focused on enhanced levels of lutein in broccoli.
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Dr. Allan Brown is breeding broccoli for increased content of the antioxidant, lutein, to help combat macular degeneration, a major cause of blindness. His research at the Plants for Human Health Institute is funded by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center & Monsanto. Read more here | http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/new-broccoli-would-help-fight-age-related-eye-problems | And the PHHI web site is here | http://plantsforhumanhealth.ncsu.edu/

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NC State News and Information » New Algorithm Helps Evaluate, Rank Scientific Literature

NC State News and Information » New Algorithm Helps Evaluate, Rank Scientific Literature | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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"Keeping up with current scientific literature is a daunting task," write Matt Shipman, "considering that hundreds to thousands of papers are published each day. Now researchers from NC State University have developed a computer program to help them evaluate and rank scientific articles in their field.

The researchers use a text-mining algorithm to prioritize research papers to read and include in their Comparative Toxicogenomics Database (CTD), a public database which manually curates and codes data from the scientific literature describing how environmental chemicals interact with genes to affect human health.

 

"Over 33,000 scientific papers have been published on heavy metal toxicity alone, going as far back as 1926,” explains Dr. Allan Peter Davis, a biocuration project manager for CTD at NC State who worked on the project and co-lead author of an article on the work.'“We simply can’t read and code them all. And, with the help of this new algorithm, we don’t have to'.”

 

CALS biologists Thomas Wiegers, Cynthia Grondin Murphy & Carolyn Mattingly worked with Dr. Davis and colleagues at The Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory on the NIEHS-funded project.

 

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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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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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Student Perspectives: Kristen Glosson | CALS News Center Student Perspectives: Kristen Glosson | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Student Perspectives: Kristen Glosson | CALS News Center Student Perspectives: Kristen Glosson | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State
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MS student Kristen Glosson, who volunteers at the CALS Lake Wheeler dairy, is creating new options for dairy farmers through her research on cattle nutrition. The project focuses increasing nutrient density of pasteurized whole milk by supplementing a pasteurized milk balancer product to promote animal health and development in early life.

 

Kristen explains her passion for research in this video interview:

http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/agcomm/news-center/perspectives/student-perspectives-kristen-glosson/

 

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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, Tennessee scientists teaming up to improve organic produce safety | Vegetables content from Southeast Farm Press

North Carolina, Tennessee scientists teaming up to improve organic produce safety | Vegetables content from Southeast Farm Press | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
A group of scientists at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and North Carolina State University are working together to improve the safety of organic produce — naturally.
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Scientists at the Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI), part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, will work with UT researchers to develop a wash to reduce foodborne illness caused by E. coli, Salmonella and Listeria.

 

CALS project partners include Jonathan Baros, farm & agribusiness management, PHHI; Jeanine Davis, Associate Professor & Extension Specialist, organic crops; MaryAnne Drake, Professor, sensory analysis & flavor chemistry; Diane Ducharme, GAPs Program Coordinator & Extension Associate, horticulture & food safety, PHHI; & Penelope Perkins-Veazie, Professor & postharvest physiologist, PHHI.

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Hepatitis A Outbreak: How A Frozen Berry And Pomegranate Mix Could Sicken 97

Hepatitis A Outbreak: How A Frozen Berry And Pomegranate Mix Could Sicken 97 | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
by Paige Brown, Guest Correspondent @FromTheLabBench Electron micrograph of hepatitis A virions.
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Hepatitis A outbreak: How frozen berry, pomegranate mix could sicken 97 | Food safety experts in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at NC State University -- Dr. Ben Chapman & Dr. Lee Ann Jaykus -- explain how water, supply chain, and global trade can affect food safety. Read more | http://tinyurl.com/m2zqr5s

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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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N.C. State Researchers Create Fruit, Vegetable-infused Ingredients for U.S. Army Rations | Plants For Human Health Institute

N.C. State Researchers Create Fruit, Vegetable-infused Ingredients for U.S. Army Rations | Plants For Human Health Institute | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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NC State University has gained US Army support to create functional food ingredients from fruits & vegetables that will be used to develop healthier, more portable combat rations. Researchers with CALS' Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI), at the NC Research Campus, in Kannapolis, are infusing protein powders & flours, the kinds found at health & nutrition stores, with health-promoting compounds from greens kale & muscadine grapes. Read more | http://plantsforhumanhealth.ncsu.edu/?p=8971

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Unexpected Entrepreneur

Unexpected Entrepreneur | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
From electrical engineer to entrepreneur: when Ph.D student Vindhya Kunduru came to NC State, she didn't know she'd soon be bringing vaccines to market.
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Kunduru took an enterpreneurship course in which she learned about a patented vaccine targeting poultry Salmonella, developed by Dr. Hosni Hassan & Matt Koci of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences. As part of her entrepreneurial coursework, she helped develop a business plan for what became Enteric Vaccine Solutions. EVS is listed as one of NCSU's Clase of 2013 "Fast 15" spinoff companies. Read more: http://www.ncsu.edu/features/2013/03/unexpected-entrepreneur/  | Fast 15 list | http://research.ncsu.edu/ott/for-entrepreneurs/nc-state-fast-15/class-2013/

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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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Study Shows Reproductive Effects of Pesticide Exposure Span Generations - insciences

Study Shows Reproductive Effects of Pesticide Exposure Span Generations - insciences | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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Study shows reproductive effects of pesticide exposure span generations | Dr. Gerald LeBlanc's team published findings on pesticide effects on the aquatic organisms called the water flea, Daphnia, in PLoS One. Chemical exposure caused Daphnia to produce more male offspring & also caused reproductive abnormalities in female offspring. Dr. LeBlanc is a toxicologist in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at NCSU. Read more | http://insciences.org/article.php?article_id=11172

 

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Three Honored for Global Efforts

Three Honored for Global Efforts | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Three NC State educators were honored with the Outstanding Global Engagement Award from the Office of International Affairs last week.
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Three educators received the Outstanding Global Engagement Award from the NCSU Office of International Affairs last week. CALS faculty Dr. Siddhartha Thakur, Asst. Prof. of swine health & reproduction, and Dr. Qiuyun “Jenny” Xiang, Prof. of plant biology, were honored for their efforts to promote international research, teaching, extension and economic  development. Among the other nominees was Dr. Tomislav Vukina, Prof. of agricultural and resource economics. In photo: Dr. Xiang appears on the left and Dr. Thakur, on the right.

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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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New Treatments, Your Health and Statistics

New Treatments, Your Health and Statistics | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Statisticians and statistics are even more fundamental in this era of personalized medicine, as sponsors seek to target treatment to patients most likely to benefit and develop "adaptive" study designs to identify these patients sooner.
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Think statistics has nothing to do with you? CALS Statistician, Dr. Marie Davidian, President of the American Statistical Association explains in her Huffington Post blog how stat is used in drug discovery, clinical trials, and pharmaceutical development. Read "New Treatments, Your Health, and Statistics."  |  http://tinyurl.com/cp96men

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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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Arbovax's Dengue vaccine is now ready for clinical trials :: Editor's Blog at WRAL Tech Wire

Arbovax's Dengue vaccine is now ready for clinical trials :: Editor's Blog at WRAL Tech Wire | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
The Raleigh company, a spinout from North Carolina State University, announced it has validated its vaccine technology in animal tests and will now move on to phase I clinical trials of its Dengue vaccine candidate.
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Arborvax uses technology developed by College of Agriculture & Life Sciences researchers Dr. Rachel Hernandez and Dr. Dennis Brown, whose research focuses on how the virus enters a cell.

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Introduction Video | Plants For Human Health Institute

Introduction Video | Plants For Human Health Institute | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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At the Plants for Human Health Institute, PHHI, of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, NCSU, scientists are solving grand challenges in agriculture, nutrition & human health. Groundbreaking, transdisciplinary discovery & outreach will pioneer a dramatic shift in the way Americans view & use food crops, not merely for nutrients & calories, but as a powerful resource for components that protect & enhance health.

 

Integrated research in biochemistry, breeding, epigenetics, metabolomics, pharmacogenomics, postharvest attributes and systems biology will lead to the development of mainstream fruits, vegetables and natural products containing bioactives with enhanced health benefits. The resuls will allow consumers to make proactive, responsible dietary choices that benefit their own, and their family’s, health.

 

This 10-minute video provides an overview of our work.

http://plantsforhumanhealth.ncsu.edu/about/introduction-video/

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