Research at Nebraska 2021-2022 Report

Tag: National Institutes of Health



Virtual Immune System Could Aid Medicine

Before launching a rocket, scientists use a digital twin for test runs to optimize performance. For researchers trying to develop new drugs and therapeutics, there’s no computer representation of the immune system – even though it’s one of the human body’s most complex “machines.” Tomas Helikar, Susan J. Rosowski Associate Professor of Biochemistry, wants to […]

Social Ties May Curb Discrimination Stress

While the link between interpersonal discrimination and chronic health problems is well recognized, researchers still need to understand how discrimination drives health inequities and how to mitigate it. Nebraska psychologist Arthur “Trey” Andrews offers a fresh perspective. Rather than studying how episodes of discrimination affect people individually – the traditional approach – he’s studying how […]