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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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Emerson Nolasco has been Awarded the Milton E. Mohr Fellowship

May 18th, 2021

Emerson Nolasco, a PhD student in Food Science and Technology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has been awarded The Milton E. Mohr Fellowship. Emerson is part of NFHC member- Dr. Kaustav Majumder’s lab.

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Three NFHC Members Receive Promotions to Professor!

May 13th, 2021

Three Nebraska Food for Health Center members have received promotions to Professor. They are among a group of 109 University of Nebraska- Lincoln faculty to receive 2021 promotions. The NFHC members include: Dr. Samodha Fernando (Animal Science), Dr. Devin Rose (Food Science and Technology), and Dr. Harkamal Walia (Agronomy and Horticulture). Congratulations!

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