NU regents approve $5 million mouse house to grow research into how the gut affects health

December 4, 2018

LINCOLN — University of Nebraska-Lincoln scientists know the little guts of mice are similar enough to the human gut to yield valuable information.

The NU Board of Regents on Tuesday approved construction of a new $5 million facility where, among other things, mice will exist in a germ-free environment. The building will be privately funded and erected next door to the East Campus building in which the mice currently live.

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Story by Rick Ruggles | Omaha World-Herald