KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – N.C. Research Campus scientists have discovered ginger is a potential treatment for anemia.

Dr. TinChung Leung of N.C. Central University and Dr. Shengmin Sang of N.C. A&T State University, both scientists at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis, collaborated on a series of studies that established ginger as a potential treatment for anemia commonly caused by chemotherapy or renal disease.

Leung and Sang tested the effects of ginger on zebrafish embryos.

They added ginger extract to the water of transparent embryos, which allows their biologic activity to be easily viewed under a microscope.

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