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The Golden LEAF Foundation Funds NCCU BRITE Program

August 24, 2018
  Investment will strengthen education-to-workforce continuum in rural areas of North Carolina A $350,000 grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation will provide students in the North Carolina Central University’s Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise (BRITE) program with biotech...

NCCU Receives Grant to Develop Obesity-Fighting Drug

November 1, 2016
North Carolina Central University researchers will be moving forward with a potential new drug to treat obesity, Type II diabetes and other metabolic diseases with help from a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The award from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases...

A Fresh Start For Tobacco

November 1, 2016
North Carolina’s Cash Crop Could Be A Surprising Source of Life-Saving Medicine Tobacco is not exactly known for its health benefits. The plant contains dozens of chemicals that cause cancer, hundreds of other poisons that damage the heart and lungs, and a substance called nicotine that is one of the most...
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