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Targeted crop breeding may offer novel ways to benefit our microbiomes: Expert

July 8th, 2021

A more refined and holistic approach to trait breeding in food crops could create opportunities to influence human health via the microbiome, says Andy Benson, Professor of Food Science and Technology at University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Kok named co-recipient of ISAPP early career researcher prize

June 22, 2021

Lincoln, Neb. —Car Reen Kok, a doctoral student studying complex biosystems at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was named as a co-recipient of the inaugural Glenn Gibson Early Career Researcher prize from the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics in June. 

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Clarke, Hermiller, Hope are finalists to lead Graduate Studies

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in Nebraska Today on Thursday, June 17, 2021.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has announced three finalists for its next associate vice chancellor and dean of graduate education. The dean is responsible for the administration of academic support for more than 4,000 graduate students in approximately 170 graduate degree and certificate programs.

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NFHC Member- Dr. James Schnable Spotlight Video

June 17th, 2021

We want you to get to know more about NFHC!  Stay tuned as we provide short videos of our PIs and students.  Get to know their lab, what they study, and how they complete their work.

Our faculty spotlight for June is Dr. James Schnable!

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ISAPP’s Inaugural Early Career Researcher Prize Awarded to Two Rising Star Probiotic Scientists

June 6th, 2021

This year, ISAPP established a prize for early career researchers with the goal of recognizing individuals who contribute substantial research findings in the fields of probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, postbiotics and fermented foods. The criteria for this award included evidence of impact through citizenship, general outreach and citations, as well as a dissertation with novel contributions that advance the field.

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Team IDs key to sorghum’s heat resilience, aims to boost corn’s tolerance

May 20, 2021

Lincoln, Neb. —Although sorghum is known to be much more heat- and drought-tolerant than its close relative corn, the underlying reason for this difference is not well-established. Solving this mystery may be key to developing corn that is more resilient to high temperatures and the often dry summer conditions in Nebraska and other parts of the Midwest.

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31 Husker researchers named NSRI Fellows

May 25th, 2021

The National Strategic Research Institute at the University of Nebraska has launched NSRI Fellows to amplify the university system’s research contributions to the Department of Defense and other federal agencies with national security missions.

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Researchers aim to discover microbiome’s role in personalized nutrition

May 24th, 2021

Personalized nutrition has emerged in recent years as a key potential solution to a variety of diseases that originate in the gut, and Nebraska scientists are mining microbiome data to determine how individuals’ digestive systems might respond to different nutritional approaches.

Ultimately, these findings could help scientists and doctors recommend specific types of foods — say, yogurts — to individuals to nurture beneficial bacteria in their guts and stave off diseases such as diabetes and obesity.

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Registration is now open for the Agriculture & Health Summit!

May 24th, 2021

Registration is now open!

The Nebraska Food for Health Center is pleased to be bringing together a global community of food producers, scientific and medical experts, and others for an inaugural conference to envision a new era of 'food for health'. Talks and discussions will focus on applications of gut microbiome science in the global food production system.

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NFHC Member- Dr. Jeff French Spotlight Video

May 20th, 2021

We want you to get to know more about NFHC!  Stay tuned as we provide short videos of our PIs and students.  Get to know their lab, what they study, and how they complete their work.

Our faculty spotlight for May is Dr. Jeffrey A. French.

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