Startup SNP Therapeutics Merges Gene Testing With Personalized Nutrition

July 15 2019 – In what may be the ultimate affirmation of “you are what you eat,” an innovative Charlotte-area company is merging high-tech genomic testing with personalized nutritional formulations to treat individual medical conditions. Read more.

Zeisel Presents Before NIH

July 15, 2019 – Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) Director Steven Zeisel, MD, PhD, recently presented before the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Nutrition Research Task Force (NRTF). The NRTF was established in October 2016 to coordinate and accelerate progress in nutrition research across the NIH. Currently, the NRTF is guiding the development of the first NIH-wide 10-year strategic plan for nutrition research. This plan emphasizes the importance of advancing nutrition research across a wide range of areas, from basic science to experimental design to training. Read more.

RECAP: 2019 NGX Short Course

July 23, 2019 – Participants from around the world attended the NRI’s fourth consecutive Nutrigenetics, Nutrigenomics, and Precision Nutrition Short Course from June 3 – 6 in Kannapolis on the North Carolina Research Campus. Known as “NGx,” the 4-day, workshop-style course provides the fundamental concepts of nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics and precision nutrition for graduate students, health professionals and nutrition scientists from academia and industry. The course was described by one attendee as, “A perfect balance between lectures, hands-on and networking activities.” Read more.