OMAHA, Neb. — Researchers at the University of Nebraska at Omaha are getting a $1.5 million grant to study a hormone’s role in social behaviors.

The research into the hormone oxytocin may help improve medications for social disorders.

Researchers plan to conduct a series of experiments over the next five years to better understand oxytocin’s role in signaling new behavior.

The UNO researchers will work with colleagues at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Creighton University.