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Dr. Vodovotz Fights Cancer with Black Raspberry Confections

Yael Vodovotz discusses her black raspberry confections Read more

FIC Member Dr. Mo Saif Appointed to the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research Board

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the creation of the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (FFAR) and the appointment of a 15-member board of directors. Read more

FIC Member Dr. Kinghorn Receives $7.1 Million Continuation of Program Project Grant Funding from the National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes of Health has awarded A. Douglas Kinghorn, professor and Jack L. Beal chair in the Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, an additional $7.1 million for years 6–10 of “Discovery of Anticancer Agents of Diverse Natural Origin,” a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional project directed toward the discovery of new, naturally occurring antitumor agents, specifically those from selected tropical plants, aquatic cyanobacteria and filamentous fungi. Read more

Fresh Avocado Enhances Absorption of Essential Nutrients for Healthy Living

Consuming a whole fresh avocado with either an orange-colored tomato sauce or raw carrots significantly enhanced provitamin A carotenoid (alpha- and beta-carotene) absorption and conversion of these carotenoids to an active form of vitamin A. Read more

Zinc Deficiency Magnifies, Prolongs Lethal Immune Response to Sepsis

Scientists have identified a key immune response pathway regulated by zinc that may hold clues to stopping sepsis, one of the leading causes of death in America’s intensive care units. Read more

FIC Members Say Stress Eating Can Make You Burn Fewer Calories

FIC members Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, professor of psychiatry and psychology, and Martha Belury, professor of human nutrition discuss their latest find. Read more

Dr. Sheryl Barringer Featured in The Telegraph for her Garlic Breath Research

Dr. Sheryl Barringer has found that eating an apple, drinking lemon juice or a small glass of milk will banish garlic breath. Read more

Dr. Susan Olesik Awarded the 2014 Helen M. Free Award for Public Outreach

Susan Olesik, Dow Professor of Chemistry and chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has received the 2014 Helen M. Free Award for Public Outreach for inspiring service in outreach. Read more

FIC Advisory Board Member Dr. Susan Finn Appointed to National Commission on Hunger

FIC Advisory Board Member Dr. Susan Finn Appointed to National Commission on Hunger Read more

Dr. Neal Hooker Discusses Walmart's Move to Organic Food on CBS News

Dr. Neal Hooker on CBS News discussing Walmart's move to organic food. Read more