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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...

Komen Grant Funds Breast Cancer Research and Training

September 20, 2016
The Susan G. Komen Foundation has awarded $405,000 to North Carolina Central University (NCCU) to establish a graduate training and public health initiative focused on breast cancer disparities. NCCU professors Kevin P. Williams, Ph.D., Jodie Fleming Ph.D., Xioahe Yang, Ph.D., and Seronda Robinson, Ph.D., will...
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