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Research at Nebraska Ensuring Quality Child Care for Military Families

Child care is a worry for military families amid frequent moves and deployments. Nebraska Extension leads a nationwide program to improve access to quality child care for military families living off base.

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Research at Nebraska Foiling Rice-Spoiling Fungus

Rice blast spoils between 10 and 30 percent of annual rice yields worldwide — enough to feed as many as 60 million people. Nebraska plant pathologists have identified a key fungal gene and protein that could help combat the disease.

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Research at Nebraska Cyber Barriers Keep Vehicles on Course

Half of all traffic deaths involve a lone vehicle running off the road. To help reduce single-vehicle crashes, Nebraska computer engineer Mehmet Can Vuran and his team are developing cyber barriers that can talk to cars.

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Research at Nebraska Reaching Across Nebraska Through Art

Internationally renowned for her abstract woodblock prints, Nebraska artist Karen Kunc’s art conveys pride in her Nebraska roots, but also aims to provoke. Her work invites viewers to question their role in shaping the landscape and nature.

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Research at Nebraska Targeting E. coli 's Threat to Food Safety

The U.S. beef industry – and the public – are benefiting from a major Nebraska-led effort to improve food safety. The five-year project is reducing the public’s risk from Shiga toxin-producing E. coli, or STEC, in the nation’s beef supply.

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Latest Stories

Physicists observe long-sought nanoscale phenomenon
March 7, 2018

With the assistance of two University of Nebraska-Lincoln physicists, an international team of researchers has prepared the perfect nanoscale sandwich from oxygen-based ingredients, ending a nearly 15-year quest to observe a phenomenon that could help power and miniaturize a future generation of electronics.


Research Events
Jewell’s Nebraska Lecture to highlight lessons from Cather’s life
March 1, 2018

In his March 26 Nebraska Lecture, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Andrew Jewell will consider the characteristics that make writer Willa Cather a valuable and relevant figure in contemporary society. His presentation is 3:30 p.m. in the Nebraska Union auditorium, with a live webcast at


Researchers ID, map phosphorus pollution of global freshwater
March 1, 2018

Human activity introduced ecosystem-threatening levels of phosphorus pollution to freshwater bodies around the world between 2002 and 2010, says new research led by the Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska.


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US-Issued Patents, November 2017-January 2018
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April 5 workshops aimed at strengthening broader impacts plans
March 1, 2018
NURAMP training program launches March 22
March 1, 2018
Top Awards from Public Sponsors, January 2018
March 1, 2018
Jewell’s Nebraska Lecture to highlight lessons from Cather’s life
March 1, 2018
Zavala named assistant vice chancellor for research
February 5, 2018
Accolades, January 2018
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