Dr. Allan Brown receives an educational enhancement grant to involve undergraduate programs across the state in the blueberry sequencing project.
PHHI’s Dr. Slavko Komarnytsky will make the first steps in establishing long-standing collaboration with the International Medical University of Malaysia (IMU). Ultimately, the project will focus on engaging scientists from developing countries in both local and global human health research.
A generation ago, the prevailing opinion was that once a person became obese they would develop type 2 diabetes. Today, scientists like Dr. Slavko Komarnytsky know that obesity and diabetes are related but that the cause and effect are not quite so definite.
Agriculture and agribusiness — food, fiber and forestry — continue to grow in North Carolina, according to a new study from N.C. State University. The latest data values the N.C. agriculture industry at $77 billion, more than 17 percent of the state’s total economy.
Dr. Allan Brown recently received a $155,525 grant to enhance lutein levels in broccoli. Lutein, an antioxidant, is associated with lowering risks for cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.
Amid news of a still sputtering U.S. economic recovery, a report shows the nation’s agbioscience industries are growing, especially in the South. According to the study, agriculture, forestry and fisheries production generates $240 billion in regional economic activity within the Southern region and supports over 2.2 million jobs.
Scientists with N.C. State’s Plants for Human Health Institute are collaborating with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on a joint project to establish new standards to prevent Salmonella contamination of tomatoes.
PHHI’s Pack ‘N Cool mobile refrigeration unit received a 2013 Blue Ribbon Extension Communication Award from the Southern Region of the American Society of Horticultural Science.
New College of Agriculture and Life Sciences dean Richard Linton toured the North Carolina Research Campus, including the Plants for Human Health Institute, on November 7, 2012.
The Plants for Human Health Institute will coordinate a comprehensive postharvest cooling session during the 27th Annual Southeast Vegetable and Fruit Expo on November 27, 2012, in Myrtle Beach, S.C.