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Duke grants $1.8M for diabetes project in Cabarrus County

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — The Cabarrus Health Alliance will receive $1.8 million from Duke University as part of a federal grant to help improve Type 2 diabetes care and reduce the cost of managing the disease. The award will create seven new jobs in Cabarrus County, including community health workers, information officers and health integrators. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid recently awarded $9.7 million to Duke University to coordinate a three-year program to improve Type 2 diabetes care and management and reduce healthcare costs in the southern United States. Duke University funneled some of the money to Cabarrus Health...

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Duke recruiting for N.C. Research Campus study

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Duke University’s medical research project based at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis is now recruiting anyone age 30 and older into a physical performance study. Researchers want to recruit 1,000 people to collect data that will help them understand what factors associated with physical condition,...

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NCRC researchers tackle genetic causes for severe acne

KANNAPOLIS — Duke University’s medical research study at the N.C. Research Campus has launched an effort to understand genetic factors that cause severe acne. The MURDOCK Study at the Duke Translational Medicine Institute in Kannapolis is enrolling patients as young as 12 who have been diagnosed with severe acne...

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NCSU researchers unlocking health secrets from bright fruits, vegetables

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — From fighting cancer to fighting wrinkles, the uber-healthy compound that gives red and purple fruits and vegetables their brilliant color will hit store shelves within a year as a new ingredient in food products and cosmetics, a lead scientist at the N.C. Research Campus says. Dr. Mary Ann Lila announced Monday in Kannapolis that N.C. State University and Rutgers University scientists have figured out a way to extract and stabilize the natural substance, called anthocyanins, and sell it to food, healthcare and pharmaceutical companies. “The thing that’s so exciting about anthocyanins is that they almost seem...

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Duke launches Alzheimer’s prevention study at NCRC

 KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - Duke University’s medical research study based at the N.C. Research Campus has announced plans for a long-term Alzheimer’s disease prevention study. The MURDOCK Study in Kannapolis is recruiting older people who do not have memory problems for the new project. Called the Memory Health Study, this is...

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UNC-CH expands focus at NC Research Campus

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has expanded its focus at the N.C. Research Campus to include fetal alcohol disorders. The UNC Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis has hired Dr. Philip May, a research professor and expert in the field of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. For four decades, May has led research on behavioral issues related to public health. He has conducted extensive research on the epidemiology and risk factors for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, including how they relate to mental health and deviance. In Kannapolis, May is working on a study designed to...

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Murdock Institute buys immune system research firm

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — The David H. Murdock Research Institute at the N.C. Research Campus has purchased the Immune Tolerance Institute Inc., a previously California-based group that moved to Kannapolis last year. It has six employees. The announcement comes on the heels of Dr. Michael Luther’s departure as president of...

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Murdoch Research Institute head steps down

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — The president of the centerpiece institute at the N.C. Research Campus has stepped down after two years. Dr. Michael Luther, formerly with pharmaceutical companies Merck and GlaxoSmithKline, will remain with the David H. Murdock Research Institute but has moved to business development. The Murdock Research Institute is a nonprofit corporation created to outfit, own and operate the Core Laboratory Building at the Research Campus in Kannapolis. The institute has struggled financially. Dr. Steven Leath, vice president for research for the University of North Carolina, took over day-to-day management of the institute last month. Leath serves on...

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