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UNCW News: Center for Marine Science Research Shows Potential to Help Stroke and Brain Injury Victims

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 10 December 2012 16:04.

Wilmington, N.C. – A new study co-authored by a UNC Wilmington researcher using brevetoxin-2, a compound produced naturally by marine algae, stimulated nerve cell growth and plasticity in cultured mouse neurons. This research advances a potentially new pharmacological treatment to aid recovery of brain function following a stroke or other traumatic brain injury.


Eating Healthy on a Budget

Written by Featured Organization on Tuesday, 04 September 2012 15:50.

Many people and families in the United States are still feeling the crunch from the current economic recession. More people these days are interested in eating healthy, either to lose or maintain their weight, or to prevent or manage a chronic disease like diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol.  In addition, many of us are working to find ways we can take care of our health and our shrinking budgets at the same time.  Yet, there are many ways in which we can maintain and even improve our health, without spending a lot. Here are some helpful tips for eating healthy and watching your pennies.

What are Foodborne Illnesses?

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 30 July 2012 15:39.

There has been a lot of coverage in the news lately about foodborne illness, but surprisingly, not much information has been shared about what these illnesses are. Foodborne illness is caused by eating contaminated foods or drinks. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are many different types of things that can contaminate food and cause disease, including bacteria, viruses, and poisonous chemicals.


GDN Music Feature:Byron Cage’s New And Ninth CD "Memoirs Of A Worshipper" In Stores Now!

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 23 July 2012 15:46.

GDN-CD-Feature-Byron-CageNew York, NY - Byron Cage became a household name in gospel music after such Top 10 worship anthems as “The Presence of the Lord” and “I Will Bless the Lord.” Cage is pouring his heart out in his new and ninth CD, “Memoirs Of A Worshipper.” He collaborates once again with Aaron Lindsey, who produced Cage’s 2009 release, “Faithful to Believe.” The 11-track CD, recorded at Chicago’s Christ Universal Temple showcases Cage’s personal desire for a deeper relationship of worship with God.

Psychology Plus Spiritual Growth Adds Unique Dimension to Self-Help Book

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 23 July 2012 15:39.

With a hands-on approach, Barbara Derrick inspires a new, challenging, ultimately fruitful method for one’s progress in becoming whole and Christian -  Barbara Derrick’s Your Spiritual Growth Handbook (published by iUniverse) new book contains a five week plan that is a hands-on approach that allows the reader to record his or her feeling and actions in problem areas. These problem areas evolve into strengths that ultimately become the Spiritual Growth readers are seeking.


NC BioNetwork/BioAg Joins Nourishing North Carolina to Provide Fresh Produce, Physical Activity for the Community

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 02 July 2012 16:29.

Communities in Lumberton, NC and across the state gain access to fresh produce
 Lumberton, N.C. – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) has awarded Robeson Community College Greenzone a grant through Nourishing North Carolina, a statewide community garden effort making local, healthy food more accessible to people across the state. In June 2011, BCBSNC launched the program in partnership with the North Carolina Recreation and Park Association (NCRPA) to create or enhance community gardens in all 100 North Carolina counties.