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Experts agree on new global definition of 'fermented foods'

January 5th, 2021

New publication clarifies the concept of fermented foods and specifies how they differ from probiotics

International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics

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Mouse house: Germ-free facility puts Nebraska U at forefront of microbiome research

January 4th, 2021

As appealing as the idea of a germ-free facility has become, Nebraska’s Amanda Ramer-Tait and her colleagues weren’t exactly anticipating a pandemic when they proposed it a few years ago.

The germs they focus on are bacterial, not viral, and more likely to help than harm. Besides, the facility isn’t designed to quarantine people — though the research conducted at the newly unveiled, nearly 10,000-square-foot Gnotobiotic Mouse Facility ultimately aims to benefit them.

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DHS, Husker officials discuss security of nation’s food system

December 21st, 2020

David Richardson, assistant secretary for the Department of Homeland Security’s Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office, visited the University of Nebraska–Lincoln on Dec. 18 to discuss the security and safety of the U.S. food system.

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Study shows promise in long-term Crohn's disease remission

December 15th, 2020

Peter Mannon, MD, professor of medicine and chief of the UNMC Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, is co-author of a paper about a recent study that may hold promise in providing long-term remission of Crohn's disease, one type of inflammatory bowel disease.

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Food for Health Agriculture & Health Summit is going virtual

December 3rd, 2020

Save the date for the Agriculture & Health Summit - Cultivating Gut Health at the Crossroads of Food & Medicine

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Study concludes Americans self-diagnose to adopt gluten-free diets

November 20th, 2020

Ailments such as Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity prevent an estimated 1 in 20 Americans from consuming gluten, the mesh of proteins that gives wheat doughs their structure.

Doughnuts, cookies, pizza crust, cake, bread and pasta are among the many wheat flour-based foods that are off limits to those who are gluten intolerant.

Yet studies show far more Americans limit their consumption of gluten than are medically required to do so. An estimated 25% of Americans follow a gluten-free diet.

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James Schnable recognized for outstanding paper

October 22, 2020

Lincoln, Neb. —A paper by Dr. James Schnable, Agronomy & Horticulture, has been selected as the 2020 Outstanding Paper by The Plant Phenome Journal.

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All the angles: Automated image processing could aid crop evals

September 29th, 2020

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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