UNL Wins USDA Grant for E. Coli Research

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is receiving a $25 million federal grant to research various forms of E. coli bacteria.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday that it has
awarded the grant to help reduce the public health risks from Shiga
toxin-producing E. coli in the production of beef.

The acting director of the USDA's National Institute of Food and
Agriculture is set to award the grant to a university research team
Monday in Lincoln.

The award is going to Dr. James Keen and a multi-institutional
team of researchers and specialists. The project will focus on
identifying various hazards and assessing exposures that lead to
infections in cattle. The findings could help improve detection
methods, risk management and other protections.

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