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$11.3 million COBRE funds obesity research center

$11.3 million COBRE funds obesity research center

UNL has earned an $11.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish a research center focused on understanding nutrition and obesity at the molecular level. A five-year grant from NIH’s Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) program will support the Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases through Dietary Molecules, or NPOD. MORE ...

Drill powers discovery of microbes under Antarctic ice

Drill powers discovery of microbes under Antarctic ice

A study published Aug. 21 in the journal Nature unveils the first detailed description of microbial life forms discovered in a lake beneath the Antarctic ice sheet. MORE ...

Program aims to increase Natives in STEM

Program aims to increase Natives in STEM

Chris Cornelius, a chemical engineering professor and associate dean for research at UNL’s College of Engineering, is one of four prominent Native academics who will help mentor science, technology, engineering and math students through a newly funded program of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society. MORE ...

Team receives $1.4M to research protein evolution

Team receives $1.4M to research protein evolution

A UNL research team led by evolutionary geneticist Jay Storz has received a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for continued research into mechanisms of protein evolution. MORE ...

Dombrowski studies HIV spread in rural Puerto Rico

Dombrowski studies HIV spread in rural Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has one of the highest HIV rates in the United States, primarily from drug users sharing needles. To help prevent HIV infections, a UNL sociologist is using his expertise in studying how people form social connections to explore how drug users' social lives influence the spread of HIV. MORE ...

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