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Month(2024)TitleMedia Outlet
JanuaryExploring Pulse Protein PotentialPHHI
MayNorth Carolina State University’s Mary Ann Lila Named 2024 IFT Fellow, One of the Highest Honors in the Food Science CommunityIFT
Month (2022)TitleLink
February“Healthy Hope” -Muscadine Grape Documentary Official Selection for 15th Annual Amelia Island Film Festival.Film Trailer
MarchThe Elderberry SCRI Elderberry research supports development of new food product possibilities PHHI websitePHHI In The News
JuneThe difference between wild blueberries and farmed blueberries Tasting Table, June 9, 2022Tasting Table
JuneAlaska Natives explore science careers during Kannapolis visit, Salisbury Post, Independent Tribune,, June 22, 2022Independent Tribune
JulyNutritional marketing: new research on the health benefits of grapessupermarket
AugustBeneficial Berries – AK Sled Dogs as a Sentinel for Human HealthCALS News
Augustmyth busting about fruits and vegetablesHomegrown CALS Extension
SeptemberNew study indicates wild blueberries improve brain’s processing speed. Independent TribuneIndependent Tribute
SeptemberBlueberries really ARE a superfood! Study finds eating the fruit every day can reverse cognitive decline in elderly people, study finds. Daily Mail, UKDaily Mail
SeptemberBlueberries, a tasty intervention against age-related cognitive declineNews Medical Life Sciences
OctoberFeel Like You’re Thinking Slower With Age? Eat Some Wild Blueberries, Study SaysVeryWell
DecemberThe 8 best and worst foods for your brainFortuneWell
Month (2021)TitleMedia Outlet
FebruaryPowerful Nutrition that LastsPHHI
FebruaryPressed for Space: Muscadine Grapes and NASAWine Enthusiast
AprilUSA Today: 17 of the best foods for your gut healthincluding dark chocolate, raspberries and sweet potatoesUSA Today
MayFitBit Blog, “5 Reasons you need more Berries in your life. Karen Ansel MS, RDN Contributing Editor, Woman’s Day MagazineFitbit
MayCancer Wellness Magazine. Only the Berry Best. June 21, 2021Cancer Wellness
JuneThe Beloved Blueberry: Five Facts Dee Shore, CALS NewsCALS NEWS
SeptemberThe Power of the Muscadine Grape. Dan & Cathy McLaughlin, NC Wine and Grape Council
SeptemberLa dieta arcoíris, qué es y por qué mejora la salud. Larazon (Madrid)Larazon
Month (2020)TitleMedia Outlet
JanuaryStarting the year off with BAM (news feature on clinical trial associated with FFAR Seeding Solutions Grant)Salisbury Post
AprilPurple, Plated (in Eating Well, article by Becky Duffett)Eating Well
AprilThe Times & the Sunday Times – London. Q&A: Is frozen fruit and veg as healthy as fresh?Times & Sunday Times London
MayThe BBC
JulyFarm Bureau: Ripe RevivalRipe Revival
JulyLila recognized with Babcock-Hart AwardBabcock-Hart
Month (2019)TitleMedia Outlet
MarchNC State spinout SinnoVita in partnership with Glean releases first-of-their-kind Goodness Gummies to marketNC State Results digital magazine
MarchFood Scientist Honored, article by Dee ShoreNCState Website
MarchAlums build on NC State research to create food from farm leftoversNCState Website
AprilDownhome magazine, a publication of Newfoundland and Labrador. Growing blueberries in the provinceDownhome
MayFresh versus frozen – what’s best for fruits and vegetables?
MayKGW8 (NBC affiliate) live interview 5/6/19 The Berry Health Benefits comes to PortlandKGW8
(NBC affiliate)
MayNutraIngredientsNutraIngredients: Berries used as cosmeceuticals
AugustHealthier Foods, with Less Food LossCALS Feature: Ripe Revival
OctoberNC State alumni, researchers partner to create protein-packed fruit gummiesCBS affiliate station Channel 17
DecemberNC State team lands $12.8 millions to improve fruit qualitySalisbury Post 12/4/2019
DecemberNC State team lands $12.8 millions to improve fruit quality of blueberry and cranberryIndependent Tribune 12/8/2019
DecemberNCSU scores nearly $13million to improve blueberries and cranberriesTriangle Business Journal 12/4/2019
Independent Tribune screen shot 12/4/2019
Month (2018)TitleMedia Outlet
JanuaryAlaska Turns to the Sea for its Newest Cash Crop.Oceans Deeply
JanuaryProduce & LongevityProduce Business
MarchWild blueberries pack the punchThe Today Show 28 March 2018
AprilBlueberries for your health, in cereal and manhattansBoothBay Register 4 April 2018
MayPeople of Charlotte: Health Researcher Mary Ann Lila is the Director of N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI), located in Kannapolis.People of Charlotte
JuneSalad – It’s In the BagDole Newsletter
JulyIFTNEXT NewsLetter. Scientists create protein-polyphenol ingredients for food applicationsIFTNewsletter
Month (2017)TitleMedia Outlet
MarchWild Foods SHAPE MagazineSHAPE Magazine
MarchAsk Well: Red Cabbage vs. BlueberriesNew York Times
AprilRed Cabbage vs. Power BlueberriesThe Straits Times
MayHouston: We have tomatoesCALS Magazine
JuneNorth Carolina lawmakers fund food manufacturing center developed by N.C. State and Kannapolis researchersTriangle Business Journal
JunePublic Broadcasting System. Brenda Watson: Food AllergiesPBS: Natural Health Breakthroughs
JulyHealth/Good Living: The Summer Effect (text by Louisa Kamps)Martha Stewart Living July 2017
SeptemberWABI TV Bar Harbor, ME local newsWABI TV News
NovemberNew York Times: Do Prepackaged Salad Greens Lose Their Nutrients?New York Times
NovemberSHAPE, November 17 2017The Health Benefits of Purple Foods—Plus 3 to Add to Your Grocery List. Marnie Schwartz, writerShape Times
MonthTitleMedia Outlet
JanuaryNC A&T and NC State Team Up To Reduce Complications From Peanut AllergiesThe Collaborator
JanuarySuperalimentos: À procures de saúde à mesa Correio da Manhã, Portugal’s most read journal, Sunday Edition 1/17/2016 Reporter: José Carlos MarquesCorreio da Manhã
MarchNC Research Campus Ready for the Next StepCharlotte Business Journal
MarchUNC System President Margaret Spellings Tours the North Carolina Research CampusTWC News
April (Spring Edition)Fighting Cancer with Tomatoes. Innovations.ACES@Illinois
AprilNC State Researchers Exploit Plant Compounds for Human HealthFood Technology
MayPlant & Food Delves into Berry Benefits -Collaboration with North Carolina Research Campus in the US aims to hasten delivery of commercial opportunities for berriesAsia Fruit
MayDole lancia Dammi Quei Cinque: la seconda edizione della campagna My Energy in salsa piccoli fruttiFresh Plaza Italy
May«Dammi quei cinque!», una campagna per consolidare i piccoli frutti in ItaliaItalia Fruit News
JuneRaising the Bar: NCSU’s Protein-Polyphenol Mix Creates Soft, Shelf-stable, Protein-packed Functional FoodsThe Collaborator
June5 Ways Berries Can Improve HealthCharlotte Magazine The Buzz
JuneNew Graduate Student Flourishes During First Summer with PHHI and P2EPThe Collaborator
JuneBerries & Human HealthDole Promo Video
JulyAnatomy of a Food Trend: Are Wild Maine Blueberries the Next Big ThingEater
JulyCan Pistachio Hulls be a Functional Ingredient?The Collaborator
JulyIt’s Actually a Cranberry A Day to Keep the Doctor AwayLabRoots
AugustNCRC Scientists Give Tips on Making Pokemon Go a Healthy AdventureThe Collaborator
AugustA Q&A with PHHI’s Dr. Mary Ann Lila. Cabarrus Magazine. Healthy Living Section.Cabarrus-Magazine
SeptemberAre Wild Blueberries More Nutritious Than Farm-raised? by Roni Rabin, The New York TimesThe New York Times
OctoberWild or Tame, blueberries deliver the goodsHerald Tribune
NovemberAre Frozen Fruits & Vegetables as Nutritious as Fresh?NY Times
NovemberN.C. Research Campus NASA study raises the protein bar for astronauts – Charlotte Business JournalCharlotte Business Journal
NovemberGrapes in space: NASA-funded study develops polyphenol-protein rich recipeNutra Ingredients
DecemberTime Warner Cable News
Month (2015)TitleMedia Outlet
NovemberInternational Workshop: Berries the go to foodNZ press
NovemberNC Scientists savor sweet potatoesThe Charlotte Observer
NovemberScientists savor sweet potatoThe News & Observer
DecemberScientists plan to maximize health benefits of sweet
JuneThe Allure of Exotic BerriesToday’s Dietitian
Month (2014)TitleMedia Outlet
SeptemberLooking for new ways to promote old foods may improve Alaskans’ health (by Yereth Rosen)Alaska Dispatch
SeptemberN.C. State Scientists Cracking the Mysteries of Walnut ResearchPHHI News
OctoberThe Power of BlueberriesToday’s Dietictian
MayPeanut allergiesLatinos Health
MayResearchers develop product to counteract peanut allergyNews 14 Carolina
MayPeanut allergy cure?Medical Daily
JuneNC State team develops fruit-infused flour that could reduce deadly reactions to peanut allergiesMerced Sun-Star
JuneNew flour may help with peanut
JuneResearchers combat peanut allergiesNCSU News Center
JuneNC State team develops fruit-infused flour that could reduce deadly reactions to peanut allergiesCharlotte Observer
JuneResearchers combat peanut allergiesNCSU Technician
JuneCharlotte Rising (WCCB) story on peanut allergy researchCharlotte Rising
JuneFOX46 (WJZY) story on peanut allergy researchFOX46
JulyScientific coalition studies plants’ role in fighting diseaseCharlotte Observer
JulyReducing food allergies, healthcare costs and saving livesBusiness Today
JulyScientific coalition studies plants’ role in fighting diseaseRaleigh News & Observer
JuneArticle on peanut allergy researchAllergic Living Magazine
JunePilot House GuideNational Fisherman’s Magazine
MayPeanut allergy cure new immunotherapyMedical Daily
MayNew approach to treating peanut and other food allergiesScience Daily
MayTreating peanut and other food allergiesAmerican Medical Network
MayA new approach to treating peanut and other food allergiesCanada Free Press
MayA new approach to treating peanuts and other allergyLatinos Health
MayAllergen-bound flour may offer new food allergy
MayNew way to treat peanut allergy .Metro US/ZIP Trials
MayNew ‘food therapy’ with special allergen-bound flour in
MayMixing Peanuts With Cranberry Juice Could Block Peanut AllergiesChemical & Engineering News
AprilResearch suggests Alaska seaweed may be potent weapon against diabetes, obesityAlaska Dispatch
April6 Healthy Ways To Get The Most Out Of Frozen Or Dried
AprilBlueberry FluFightersNew Zealand Press
AprilBlueberries Offer Another Health BenefitSFN Today
MarchBlueberries hailed as best brain foodTV NZ
JanuaryBehind the headlines. A berry healthy bonus – by Andrea DuvallAustralian One Health
JanuaryBlueberry Benefits Researching the fruit’s health propertiesGrowing Magazine
AprilResearchers in Kannapolis release study that may link blueberries with prevention of Parkinson’sFox News Charlotte
AprilStudy: Blueberries may reduce Parkinson’s riskIndependent Tribune
AprilReaping a healthy harvestResults Magazine
AprilStudy shows blueberries reduce risk of Parkinson’sCALS News Center
MarchUNC Series: North Carolina Research CampusUNC-TV
MarchLarry Sprinkle looks at research at the North Carolina Research CampusNBC Charlotte
JanuaryDid you know this about blueberries?NC Blueberry Council
JanuaryBlueberry Benefits. Researching the fruit’s health propertiesGrowing Magazine
MayN.C. State scientists create food ingredient to combat peanut allergiesCALS News Center
Month (2013)TitleMedia Outlet
NovemberAlaska’s rugged low-bush cranberries turn out to be antioxidant-rich superfoodAlaska Dispatch
OctoberDr. Mary Ann Lila presents protein powders that have been infused with health-promoting compounds from fresh produce like blueberriesMedical Express
SeptemberBurn Fat While You Sleep With BlueberriesFresh New Zealand
AugustFood that’s Army StrongFood Technology
July/AugustBerry Good For You. Summer’s Sweet Treats Are Heartier and Heathier Than We ThoughtZOOMER Magazine
JulyHow berries became the ultimate superfoodWall Street Journal
JulyHow berries became the ultimate superfoodWall Street Journal
JulyBerry enriched protein matrices pass sensory and stability tests as functional ingredientsFood Navigator
JulyNorth Dakota Students & North Carolina State attempt to make history togetherCBS News, Bismarck
JulyResearchers seek to understand plants’ pathways to better healthThe Packer
JulyOn how plants benefit human healthEveryday Health
JuneBerry Berry NiceGood Health (NZ)
AprilDavid Murdock wants you to live foreverAARP Magazine
AprilDietary antixoidants- do foods and supplements with high antioxidant values guarantee better health?Today’s Dietitian
AprilThese fruits are berry good for youNew Zealand Herald
AprilDr. Lila’s Blueberry SalsaNZ Herald
AprilCatherine Smith talks to the rock star of blueberry researchBITE (NZ Herald)
MarchBreakfast NZ about blueberries/obesity/diabetesTVNZ
JanuaryU.S. researchers perform scientific training with local communityUniversidad Arturo Prat (Chile)
OctoberBlueberry Power: Eat Your Way to a Better WorkoutThe Abstract, NCSU blog
SeptemberASU Study Shows Another Fruit,Veggie Eating AidSouthern Farm Network
SeptemberASU Study Shows Another Fruit,Veggie Eating AidWinston-Salem Journal
SeptemberBlueberry study bears fruit on campusIndependent Tribune
SeptemberWhat’s My Story: Food ScientistUNC-TV
AugustThe Dynamics of New BiologyGreater Charlotte BIZ Magazine
AugustOn P2EPNPR WFAE “Charlotte Talks”
AugustPlant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) and the N.C. Research CampusNews 14 ‘Around Carolina’
JulyMilitary rations MRE storyNBC Charlotte
JuneArmy Coverage: Here we goCharlotte Observer
JunePower in Vegetable Infused PowerFOX-Charlotte Rising
JuneNC Research Campus launches plant project for college studentsCharlotte Business Journal
June$1.5 million research program launched in KannapolisCharlotte Observer
JunePlant Pathways Elucidation Project launched in North CarolinaProduce Grower
June$1.5 million research program launched in KannapolisWinston-Salem Journal
JuneWSTP Radio
MayNC State researchers working to create tastier Army field rationsRaleigh News & Observer
MarchScientists boost phyto-benefits for better health and longevityPULSE
JanuaryAt NCRC, a year of milestones and new partnerships ahead in 2013Salisbury Post
Month (2012)TitleMedia Outlet
NovemberAkram Aloqubi’s research on ginger anticancer principlesSFN Today
SeptemberResearchers Report on New Brain, Heart, and Vision Health Studies at Annual Wild Blueberry Health Research Summit.PRWeb
FebruaryBrainfood for BoomersHealth News Digest
FebruaryWild blueberries: Health
NovemberThe fiscal cliff and impact on research funding at the NCRCWSOC-TV
NovemberDay 5 on the Dean’s tour: Kannapolis, Charlotte, and Winston-SalemCALS News Center
OctoberA visit to the Emerald City of ScienceScience
OctoberResearch Campus in Kannapolis a model for Ecuadorian president’s dreamIndependent Tribune
OctoberPresident of Ecuador visits KannapolisSalisbury Post
SeptemberTzung-Fu Hseih| People on the MoveCharlotte Business Journal
SeptemberNC Research Campus GrowsNCSU Technician
SeptemberNC State hires scientist (Tzung-fu Hsieh)Salisbury Post
AugustSupplements Take a Seat. Whole Foods are on LeadSociety Charlotte
AugustPlanting seeds for natural remediesNCSU Technician
JulyIndustry-Academic Postdoc Jump Starts
JulyNC State Hosting Scientists from BhutanPHHI News Release
JulyCharlotte Economic Journal
AprilTaking Note: BMGF grantThe Strawberry Grower
MarchThe Produce Lady interviews Dr. Lila on anthocyanin and bluberry researchThe Produce Lady
FebruaryASU recruiting runners for study at Research CampusSalisbury Post
FebruaryInternship CornerNCSU Office of International Studies
Month (2011)TitleMedia Outlet
DecemberWhere the wild berries growCosmos
NovemberDr. Lila on NPR with Eric HodgeNPR Morning Edition
OctoberFrom fighting cancer to fighting wrinkles: Anthocyanins launched with cosmetic benefitsCosmetic Design-Europe
SeptemberEat color plants for healthThe Farmer’s Almanac
SeptemberThe struggle to save Alaska’s ‘illness-busting wild berriesThe Ecologist
AugustIn praise of the mighty blueberriesThe Seattle Post-Intelligencer
AugustDr. Mary Grace featured in an article about anti-malarial drugsDiscover
JulyMy blue heavenEdible Vineyard
JuneDr. Lila interviewed for The People’s Pharmacy on NPRNPR
MayCancer detective makes a case for wildWild About Health
MayDr. Lila featured on the Dr. Oz Show about “Cancer Detectives” Part 1Dr. Oz Show
MayDr. Lila featured on the Dr. Oz Show about “Cancer Detectives” Part 2Dr. Oz Show
AprilDr. Lila featured on an article about David H. MurdockABC Nightline News
MarchDr. Lila featured on “The billionaire who is planning his 125th birthday”NY Times
Februaryarticle by Jessica Wapner on research to increase the healthspanAARP Magazine
NovemberLocal scientists discover new technology to fight global hungerFox News Charlotte
Novembersegment on B&M Gates Foundation GrantSouthern Farm Network
Novembersegment on B&M Gates Foundation GrantWBTV Charlotte
NovemberNC Research Campus operation win Gates grantCharlotte Business Journal
OctoberBlueberries and human healthThe Produce Lady Blog
SeptemberFood science experts meet in NC to work on natural antioxidantNews 14 Carolina
SeptemberFood industry could be revolutionized through fruits and vegetablesWBTV
SeptemberResearchers unveil powders with punchSalisbury Post
SeptemberConference to study benefits of certain foodsSalisbury Post
AugustGray Stone teacher takes part in research program to enrich teachingThe Stanly News & Press
JulyTeacher exploring history’s links to scienceThe Charlotte Observer
JulyGray Stone teacher studies with scientistThe Stanly News & Press
Juneinterview with Rhonda Garrison on blueberry researchSouthern Farm Network
JuneDirector reveals berry findingsSalisbury Post
JuneKenan Fellows Porgram selects Gray Stone teacherThe Stanly News & Press
MayEat your fruit, it’s good for youThe Charlotte Observer
MarchNutrithon to raise funds for student housing in KannapolisSalisbury Post
Month (2010)TitleMedia Outlet
NovemberTraining workshop on preserving and evaluating biodiversityBhutan Ministry
NovemberNC Research campus to host international workshop on anthocyaninsVocus
AugustNC State University names first Murdock professorCALS News Center
AugustTextiles to TechnologyOur State
JuneMedicine WomenNCSU Bulletin