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Agriculture & Health Summit Press Release- May 3rd, 2021

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Allie Claypool

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Inaugural conference will bring together food producers and medical experts to envision a new era of 'food for health'

Experts to focus on applications of gut microbiome science in the global food production system

 

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Bowen Yang Among Student Research Days Winners

May 3rd, 2021

Bowen Yang, a PhD student in Food Science and Technology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has received a Student Research Days award for his presentation on, "Two Bioinformatic Tools developed for the Identification and research of Anti-CRISPRs". Bowen is part of NFHC member- Dr. Yanbin Yin's lab.

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NFHC Member- Dr. Amanda Ramer-Tait Spotlight Video

April 15th, 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 April is Dr. Amanda Ramer-Tait.

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NFHC Member- Dr. Jennifer Auchtung Spotlight Video

March 18th, 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 first faculty spotlight is Dr. Jennifer Auchtung

 

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Model predicts gene responses to cold across diverse plant species

March 4, 2021

Lincoln, Neb. —When Xiaoxi Meng and Zhikai Liang first proposed the idea a couple of years ago, James Schnable was skeptical. To say the least.

“‘Well, you can try, but I don’t think it’s going to work,’” the associate professor of agronomy and horticulture recalled saying to Meng and Liang, then postdoctoral researchers in Schnable’s lab at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

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Husker scientists studying our ‘second brain’ — the gut microbiome

February 15th, 2021

As researchers for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Food for Health Center, Andy Benson and Robert Hutkins are asking and answering questions about our second brain — the gut microbiome.

Using what they’ve learned in the laboratory, and the specialized strains of bacteria they developed, Benson and Hutkins, along with Nebraska animal scientist Tom Burkey and former Husker scientist Jens Walter, launched their own company to bring their research to the marketplace.

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Trait Selection, the Human Microbiome and Health

December 21st, 2020

The plant breeders and geneticists I know all make the same joke, “We breed for three traits: yield, yield and yield”. The seeming hyperbole of this statement fades when you consider the traits improved in crops over the last thousand years. While we focus on disease or drought resistance, the trait we’re really talking about is yield. The work conducted to improve crop yield is truly amazing and must be continued; however, in the pursuit of yield, many traits related to food nutrition have been overlooked.

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Hutkins, international panel find consensus on definition, properties of fermented foods

January 28th, 2021

Welcome to Pocket Science: a glimpse at recent research from Husker scientists and engineers. For those who want to quickly learn the “What,” “So what” and “Now what” of Husker research.

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Clarke to discuss growth of, career opportunities in data science

January 29th, 2021

Nebraska’s Jennifer Clarke, professor of food science and technology, will deliver a research talk, “The Venn Diagrams of Data Science” via Zoom at 4 p.m. Feb. 5.

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Experiment shows timely info may prompt purchase of fiber-rich foods

January 11th, 2021

Welcome to Pocket Science: a glimpse at recent research from Husker scientists and engineers. For those who want to quickly learn the “What,” “So what” and “Now what” of Husker research.

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