Posts Tagged ‘ DNA ’

Program offers real-world crime lab experience

Apr 1st, 2010 | By | Category: April 1, 2010, Campus News, Issue

For a group of UNL students, the class syllabus reads like a crime lab technician’s work order – analyze dried blood on clothing, determine the presence of DNA, test for bodily fluids. Students in UNL forensic biology program complete those tasks in a real-world crime lab. The lab course is the first of its kind […]

Engineer helps ID genome of Rabbit Fever

Mar 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, March 11, 2010

As an electrical engineer, Khalid Sayood studies the need to efficiently store, manipulate and transmit large masses of information. The UNL professor’s specialty – data compression – looks at how information is organized and then compacts the data so its applications, such as cell phones and computer programs, don’t become unwieldy. Now, a partnership with […]

Zempleni chases understanding of biotin and ‘jumping genes’

Feb 25th, 2010 | By | Category: February 25, 2010, Issue, Research

Some genes tend to jump around in our DNA, inserting themselves where they can cause trouble. Eating foods with enough biotin can help keep these “jumping genes” in place. UNL nutrition scientist Janos Zempleni has made important discoveries about how biotin suppresses jumping genes, which may one day lead to better prevention of some cancers […]