UNO researchers speak at autism conference

Asperger's Syndrome, or AS, is a common condition part of a larger subset of developmental disorders collectively known as the autism spectrum. Individuals who have AS are often very intelligent and have focused and narrowly defined interests, but have difficulty understanding and interpreting social cues, such as tone of voice and body language. Often they seem aloof, uncaring or even rude, when in reality they simply don't understand. They must be taught the social skills that their typically developing peers learn naturally, which can be a laborious process.


8 ways to optimize your sleep

By Family Features While a healthy lifestyle requires a balanced diet and exercise, sleep is another pillar of overall wellness that is both essential to...

The Malleable Body

Ages ago, the atoms that make up your body at this very moment were born through nuclear fusion in the cores of stars.  As the saying goes, you're nothing more than stardust.


VIDEO: Several Dundee restaurant closures wrongfully announced

By Avery Wenck The Omaha News Last week a controversial list was released by the Omaha Health Department naming 165 restaurants to be closed down in...

Shedding “The Freshman 15”

Trent Ostrom CONTRIBUTOR For many students entering college, “The Freshman 15” is something they likely experience. While this is an unfortunate situation, there is still the...

Two UNO professors to discuss transgender science, sociology at tonight’s Science Cafe

Two professors at the University of Nebraska at Omaha will lead a discussion about the science and sociology of transgender at tonight's Science Café, a...

UNMC gives employees incentives to carpool, walk, bus or bike to work

The University of Nebraska Medical Center and its clinical partner, Nebraska Medicine, rolled out a new transportation plan this week to encourage employees to avoid...

Preparing for Battle Against Influenza

As summer fades into fall, it brings with it a new semester, football, pumpkin spice latte, your favorite sweater and your long neglected fuzzy boots.  It also ushers in the beginning of flu season.