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NRI Summer Tours
Mark your calendars, because Summer Nourishment Tours are underway at the NRI. Find out where scientific discovery takes place by touring the UNC Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis. Points of interest include one of only a few whole-room calorimeters in the US, body composition lab, and a research laboratory. Our research in nutrigenomics is serving individuals in our communities, across our nation and throughout the world.
All tours begin at 11:00 AM. Guests should arrive a few minutes early. Tour Dates:
Tours limited to 16 people and will run approximately one hour in length.
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Female Tea Drinkers See Epigenetic Changes in Cancer and Hormone Genes
“Both coffee and tea have been suggested to play an important role in modulating disease-risk in humans by suppressing tumour progression, decreasing inflammation and influencing estrogen metabolism,” the authors wrote. “These mechanisms may be mediated by changes in DNA methylation.”
UNC-CH Nutrition Research Institute Graduate Student Housing Opens
June 6, 2017 • The Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) offers unique learning and work experiences for graduate students in the fields of nutrigenomics and metabolomics. Our research relies, in fact, on the work these students do. But until recently the institute has been short on student housing, creating hardship for those who wished to study and work here. That has changed with the opening of five newly refurbished houses a short walk from the institute and the rest of the North Carolina Research Campus, offering both short- and long-term student housing options.
Finding suitable housing for its visiting students has been an ongoing project since the NRI opened in 2008. But last year, a group of five houses, which previously served as homes for Cannon Mills workers, came up for sale together. UNC Chapel Hill, UNC General Administration, and the state of North Carolina worked with the seller to obtain and rehab the houses to provide modern comforts and accessibility.