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PHHI Project Explores Diversity, Health Impacts of Microorganisms in Waterways of Central Asia

PHHI’s Dr. Slavko Komarnytsky has been selected as a 2013-2014 IREX Board Fellow. He will lead an effort to better understand the microbial diversity of waterways in Central Asia and their impacts on human health.

Posted on October 1, 2013 | Posted in Slice of PHHI
PHHI interactive exhibit

Where’s the Science? In the Lab, Field and Home

Why does research into plants and human health matter? The Plants for Human Health Institute developed a new interactive exhibit to provide answers to the important questions that sometimes puzzle the public.

Posted on August 29, 2013 | Posted in Slice of PHHI
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Red, White and Blue: The Colors of Healthy Produce

The arrival of a vibrant variety of fresh produce signals the start of summer. And science has shown that the colors of fruits and vegetables say a lot about their health benefits.

Posted on July 4, 2013 | Posted in Slice of PHHI
Lorie-Solomon, broccoli research at the PHHI greenhouses

Boosting Phyto-Benefits for Better Health and Longevity

Broccoli and blueberries are already tagged “super foods,” meaning they are more nutritious than most other fruits and vegetables. Yet, scientists with N.C. State’s Plants for Human Health Institute are finding ways to boost their benefits.

Posted on April 19, 2013 | Posted in Slice of PHHI
Dr. Mary Ann Lila, PHHI director, studies health-promoting compounds found in plants.

Video Provides Personal Look Into PHHI Director’s Research

PHHI director Dr. Mary Ann Lila researches the bioactive compounds found in plant foods like fruits and vegetables that are healthy for people to eat. Take a sneak peak into the “LilaLab” and the questions and goals that drive the research and continue to enhance human health.

Posted on February 18, 2013 | Posted in Slice of PHHI
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Agriculture Brings Science and Math Alive in North Carolina

Dr. Jeremy Pattison, strawberry breeder with the Plants for Human Health Institute, has teamed up with local high schools and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Piedmont Research Station. They are using agricultural research to bring science and math concepts alive in a new effort that they hope serves as a model for schools across the state and nation.

Posted on October 5, 2012 | Posted in Slice of PHHI
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N.C. Strawberry Project Serves as Model for Research and Outreach Efforts

Representatives from N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute and Johnson & Wales University discuss the N.C. Strawberry Project, sponsored by the Golden LEAF Foundation. The institutions have developed a dynamic, first-of-its-kind partnership that will help breed a better N.C. strawberry.

Posted on August 27, 2012 | Posted in Slice of PHHI
Dr. Mary Ann Lila, PHHI director and blueberry researcher.

The Produce Lady Learns About PHHI Blueberry, Broccoli Research

The Produce Lady (Brenda Sutton) interviews Dr. Mary Ann Lila (left), director of the Plants for Human Health Institute, and Dr. Allan Brown, applied molecular geneticist with the Institute, about blueberry and broccoli research, respectively. Learn about cutting-edge research that contributes toward advances in human health.

Posted on June 5, 2012 | Posted in Slice of PHHI
Allan Brown is leading a team to sequence the blueberry genome.

Putting the Pieces Together: Sequencing the Blueberry Genome

Watch a video outlining how Dr. Allan Brown is leading a team that is sequencing the blueberry genome. The work is a major step toward understanding the genetic information of the blueberry and is expected to yield new discoveries in both medical and agricultural research.

Posted on September 23, 2011 | Posted in Slice of PHHI
N.C. State Strawberry Breeder Jeremy Pattison

Agriculture and Culinary Arts Partner to Breed Better Berry

Watch as representatives from N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute and Johnson & Wales University discuss the N.C. Strawberry Project. The institutions have developed a dynamic, first-of-its-kind partnership that will help breed a better N.C. strawberry.

Posted on May 2, 2011 | Posted in Slice of PHHI
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