Shuttle Contained Experiment Data for UNL Biochemist

A UNL Biochemist watched in disbelief with the rest of the nation as the space shuttle Columbia appeared to explode and break up as it returned from a 16 day mission.

Hideaki Moriyama said more than three experiments in his research were on board. he sent small vials of proteins on the mission in hopes of finding important clues about diseases like HIV, AIDS, Huntinington's and Alzheimer's. He said it took four years to prepare his experiments. Moriyama was working with researchers at the University of Alabama.