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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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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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Research Review: Cattle breed differences in copper use

Research Review: Cattle breed differences in copper use | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Copper is an important mineral for cattle and one that is often deficient in forages. Copper absorption is negatively affected by other compounds in feed and water such as sulfur and molybdenum.
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Research review: Cattle breed differences in copper use | CALS animal science & crop science researchers try to shed light on why breeds differ in sensitivity to deficiencies of the micronutrient, copper. [Photo: Rancher 88, River Creek Farms, on Wikipedia.]   |  Read news article  |  http://tinyurl.com/cncazr9  |  Read abstract of the paper in Journal of Animal Science | http://journalofanimalscience.org/content/91/2/861.abstract

 

 

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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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Tradition meets innovation in CALS scientist’s tomato breeding efforts | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agricultu...

Tradition meets innovation in CALS scientist’s tomato breeding efforts | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agricultu... | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State University

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Combining new tools, such as marker-assisted selection (MAS) with time-honored methods, Dr. Dilip Panthee carries on NCSU’s strong tradition in plant breeding, developing hardier, higher-yielding plants for NC's $30B/year tomato industry.

 

NCSU's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) has the nation’s largest university plant breeding program; and Pantheeproudly follows in the footsteps of Dr. Randy Gardner, a retired breeder credited with developing the cultivars used on some 60-75% of the vine-ripe tomatoes grown in the Eastern US.

 

Working at the Mt. Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center in Mills River, Panthee focuses on developing tomato breeding lines and cultivars with three traits: disease resistance, fruit quality and stress tolerance. That’s because, in a survey he conducted, these three traits were the ones NC  growers reported needing the most.

 

Read more about our tomato breeding program:

http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/agcomm/news-center/?p=21430

 

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/fletcher/programs/tomato/

 

http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/achievement/tomato_breeding.htm

 

Some of our releases:

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/fletcher/programs/tomato/publications.html

 

 

 

 

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Plants for Human Health Institute - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Coordinates: 35°30′05″N 80°37′26″W / 35.501486°N 80.6240119°W / 35.501486; -80.6240119

The Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) is a North Carolina State University research and education organization located at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, North Carolina, USA. The institute is devoted to research involving food crops, like fruits and vegetables, and the potential health-promoting properties they convey when consumed.

PHHI is part of the North Carolina State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, which staffs the institute with faculty from the departments of horticultural science; food, bioprocessing and nutrition sciences; plant biology; genetics; and agricultural and resource economics.[1] The institute has both research and Cooperative Extension components. Dr. Mary Ann Lila, a world-renowned blueberry researcher,[2] is director of the Plants for Human Health Institute.[3]

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Among the crops studied are blueberries, broccoli, cabbage, and strawberries.

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Day five on the Dean’s tour: Kannapolis, Charlotte and Winston-Salem | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU

Day five on the Dean’s tour: Kannapolis, Charlotte and Winston-Salem | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

“You have to see it to believe it.”

 

"So said new College of Agriculture and Life Sciences dean Richard Linton on the fifth leg of his statewide tour, of the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis.

 

“I’ve seen photos online and even watched a video tour, but they don’t do this place justice,” Linton said. “It’s just incredible.”

 

Dean Linton visited the David H. Murdock Research Institute (the DHMRI) and the Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI), part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State University, as well as industry research labs housed at the site.

 

Read more at the link above.

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The Abstract :: North Carolina State University :: Choosy Mothers Choose Skin? One Way to Make Peanut Products Healthier

The Abstract :: North Carolina State University :: Choosy Mothers Choose Skin? One Way to Make Peanut Products Healthier | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

"Peanuts taste good and are good for you. But a new NC State study shows that putting a bit of skin in the game can make peanut products even healthier while keeping them flavorful.

 

"Food scientist Dr. Tim Sanders and doctoral student Chellani Hathorn show that adding small amounts of peanut skin to products like peanut butter and peanut paste increase the nutritional value and antioxidant capacity of the products while only subtly changing the taste."

 

The new research appears in Journal of Food Science published online October 11,  2012 -- Here's a link to the paper:

 

Flavor and Antioxidant Capacity of Peanut Paste and Peanut Butter Supplemented with Peanut Skins

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1750-3841.2012.02953.x/abstract

 

 

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Small Flock Egg Production Field Day Sept. 19, 2012

Small Flock Egg Production Field Day Sept. 19, 2012 | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

The Small Flock Field Day, which focuses on small scale egg production in range setting, will be held Sept. 19, 2012, at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CDFS), Cherry Research Farm, Goldsboro, NC.

 

Everyone is welcome. Join us!

 

The program is here:

http://tinyurl.com/8bkmtyu

 

 

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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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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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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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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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Introduction Video | Plants For Human Health Institute

Introduction Video | Plants For Human Health Institute | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Agricultural enterprise budgets, business management plans, fresh produce safety and market info to help farmers be more successful and profitable.
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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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What is “Sustainability in Agriculture: An Executive Course” at NC State?: Unique course

What is “Sustainability in Agriculture: An Executive Course” at NC State?: Unique course | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Agricultural sustainability is one of the key challenges for societies throughout the world.
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Faculty from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Poole College of Management at NC State have developed a unique Executive Course focused on agricultural sustainability. This science-based, 2-day course is the first in the U.S. that integrates science, economics, and business management. It informs corporate executives on the current factors driving changes in resource availability, environmental regulation, and climate change that are impacting North American & global agriculture.

 

The course also discusses successful business models emerging as corporations explore appropriate paths for a sustainable future. The initial series of courses is being presented to managers and executives of major agricultural corporations.  The purpose is to help prepare leaders in the private sector for the challenging times ahead.

 

To contact the CALS Office of Sustainability Programs to discuss designing an executive short course for your organization, please contact:

 

Dr. Danesha Seth Carley
Coordinator for CALS Sustainability Programs.
201 Patterson Hall Campus Box 7643
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695

Phone: 919-515-2717
Email: danesha_carley@ncsu.edu

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Meet The Future

Meet The Future | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Andrew Miller, Hillary Spangler and KeJuan Weaver are the future. See how they're shaping today and how NC State is preparing them to transform tomorrow.
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Caldwell Scholar, CALS nutrition major, Hillary Spangler, is using what she learns to develop a healthy food choices program for public schools. It's already in use in Randolph County, NC

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Ecuadorian President Visits, Pursues Knowledge and Collaboration with NC Research Campus

Ecuadorian President Visits, Pursues Knowledge and Collaboration with NC Research Campus | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

President Rafael Correa of the Republic of Ecuador and a delegation of ministers spent Tuesday touring each of the 16 university and corporate research programs at the NC Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis.   President Correa and his delegation of over 60 Ecuadorian government officials met with David H. Murdock, founder of the NCRC and toured on campus, and the campus’ lead scientists.

 

President Correa is looking at the research, scientific instrumentation and collaborative environment of the NCRC as a model to implement in the development of Yachay, a planned city of science and technology being built in Ecuador’s northern province of Imbabura.

 

“Amazing! Outstanding!” said President Correa. “A learning experience for us. We are building in our country a planned city of knowledge, (and) we want to learn from your experience. This (Yachay) is the biggest project in Ecuadorian history. We are (changing) from a traditional to a knowledge-based economy.”

 

NCRC web site:

http://www.ncresearchcampus.net/

 

web site for the Plants for Human Health Institute at the NCRC

http://plantsforhumanhealth.ncsu.edu/

 

The PHHI focuses on nutrition, agriculture and health.

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Register Now for Honeybee Nutrition Workshop: Growing Small Farms: Enhancing Sustainability Workshops

Register Now for Honeybee Nutrition Workshop: Growing Small Farms: Enhancing Sustainability Workshops | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

Sponsor: Chatham County Center of NC Cooperative Extension

 

Time: 7:00-9:00pm, Wed. Nov. 7, 2012

 

Where: Agriculture Building Auditorium, Pittsboro, NC

 

Presenters: NCDA Apiary Inspector Nancy Ruppert & Agent Debbie Roos

 

Cost: $10.00, includes CD of resources

 

Registration: Advance Registration Required by Nov. 5

Click URL above for downloadable registration form.

Download registration form & mail with check.

 

More info: 919-542-8202 or email Debbie Roos

 

Agenda:

What Do Honey Bees Need & Why? (carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals, water, etc.)
Impact of Poor Nutrition on Honey Bee Health
How Can We Help Bees Acquire What They Need?
Increase Floral Diversity to Benefit Honey Bees

 

URL: www.growingsmallfarms.org

 

 

 

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