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Synbiotic Health Awarded NuTech Startup Company of the Year

November 21st, 2022

NUtech Ventures hosted its 2022 Innovator Celebration on Nov. 14, part of Nebraska Research Days. The annual event featured this year’s Innovator Awards, which recognize university personnel and companies who are developing and commercializing cutting-edge research from Nebraska.

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Chancellor outlines university goals for Only in Nebraska campaign

November 21st, 2022

Leaders across the University of Nebraska system announced on Nov. 18 the public launch of Only in Nebraska: A Campaign for Our University’s Future.

The campaign is a historic effort to encourage at least 150,000 benefactors to give a combined $3 billion to support NU students, faculty, academic programs and research to address the needs of the state.

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50/50 shot breeds a decade of popcorn success

November 14th, 2022

A Nebraska-led coming attraction may soon pop into a global blockbuster.

Through a decade-long project supported by Conagra Foods, a University of Nebraska–Lincoln research team led by David Holding has naturally bred new varieties of popcorn that outperform today’s most popular kernels in their intrinsic nutritional value and taste.

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Study identifies connections among popcorn, microbiome, human health

November 11th, 2022

Plant breeders traditionally have focused on factors such as disease resistance, drought tolerance and ways to boost crop yields and the producer’s bottom line — all matters of practical importance. Recent research by Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources scientists shows the value of considering an additional factor: strengthening a plant’s ability to promote human health.

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President Ted Carter shares about NFHC on Halftime Show

October 15th, 2022

The Nebraska Food for Health Center was a topic on the President's Halftime Show during the October 15th Nebraska at Purdue football game. President Ted Carter shared about some of the health initiatives happening around the University of Nebraska campuses.

You can listen to the recording online HERE.

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Achievements | Honors, appointments, publications for Oct. 14

October 14th, 2022

Recent achievements for the campus community were earned by Marco Abel, Jonis Agee, Grace Bauer, Kelsy Burke, Barbara DiBernard, Kwakuitl Dreher, Melissa Homestead, Jody Koenig Kellas, Casey Kelly, Congrui Grace Jin, Susan Olafson-Lackey, Jessica Poli, Timothy Schaffert, Ash Eliza Smith, Zachary Wallenberg, Nicholas Wallenberg, Tryphena L. Yeboah and Yanbin Yin.

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IANR tech boosts understanding of food crop traits, gut microbiome

October 12th, 2022

University of Nebraska–Lincoln researchers have identified specific sorghum genes and traits — including seed color — that contribute to a healthy gut microbiome, the ecosystem of microorganisms living in the GI tract. This groundbreaking discovery paves the way for identifying additional traits in sorghum and other crops that have the potential to improve human health, as well as for the emergence of new crop varieties developed with microbiome health in mind.

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Nebraska Food for Health Center maps sorghum genes controlling human gut microbiome

October 4th, 2022

Each of us walks around with trillions of living microbes in our gut. Our diet shapes the kinds and abundance of microbes living in our gut which are connected to our health and well-being. But as scientists learn more and more about which microbes are associated positive and negative impacts on human health, a key question has remained unanswered: "How do we change our own microbiomes?"

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