Experiments underscore overlooked aspect of defending corn from pest

February 27, 2019

Lincoln, Neb. — A chemical compound typically cast as a supporting actor in corn’s defense against a tiny pest might instead take a leading role, says a research-based rewrite from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

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Genes to proteins: Efforts enriching nutrition of popcorn, sorghum

February 18, 2019

Lincoln, Neb. — Two kernels of the same idea — cultivating protein quality in cereal grains — are reaching maturity at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

The quality of protein often gets overshadowed amid the spotlight on its quantity. But that quality — the presence or absence of amino acids essential to the diets of humans and livestock — occupies the mind of Nebraska’s David Holding.

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Dr. Ozan Ciftci, ARD Dean and Director Archie Clutter, and Dr. Yufeng Ge
Junior Faculty Earn Awards for Excellence in Research - 2018

The Agricultural Research Division of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln presented the 2018 Junior Faculty Recognition for Excellence in Research Award to Food Science and Technology assistant professor Ozan Ciftci and Biological Systems Engineering's Yufeng Ge on February 12th

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Husker research brings swine industry closer to broad virus protection

December 18, 2018

Lincoln, Neb. — After eight years of gathering data from more than 1,000 pigs infected with porcine circovirus 2, University of Nebraska–Lincoln researchers have identified the gene associated with pigs' susceptibility to the deadly swine disease.

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Agricultural economists study how moral hazard affects crop insurance

November 28, 2019

Lincoln, Neb. — New research by agricultural economists at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln challenges traditional thinking on federal crop insurance.

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Nebraska hosts annual meeting of nationwide agricultural experiment station leaders

October 9, 2018

Lincoln, Neb. — The Agricultural Research Division at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln hosted the annual meeting of agricultural experiment station leaders from across the country Oct. 1-3 in Lincoln.

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IANR researchers continue to showcase their grit

October 2, 2018

Lincoln, Neb. — The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln continues to see success in securing external funds for research efforts despite an increasingly competitive funding environment. In the past five fiscal years, IANR has received 45 separate awards of more than $1 million to support new and continuing projects.

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International team makes rare discovery of new fatty acids

August 27, 2018

Lincoln, Neb. — Decades after scientists discovered hundreds of different fatty acids in vegetable oils, two that had managed to elude detection have finally revealed themselves to a team led by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Huazhong Agricultural University in China.

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Husker research to explore the emergence of specialized body parts, plants

August 21, 2018

Lincoln, Neb. — New research conducted by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s James Schnable will use corn to test the idea that the emergence of specialized body parts occurs through whole genome duplication.

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Nebraska partners to fight antimicrobial resistance

July 26, 2018

Lincoln, Neb. — The University of Nebraska–Lincoln will help lead a new national institute addressing antimicrobial resistance, an increasingly urgent global public health concern, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges announced July 26.

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