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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.

Read more about cyber barrier technology

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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Materials Science
Personalized bio-inks boost healing potential of printable body tissue
April 23, 2018

Researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital have incorporated platelet-rich plasma into a bio-ink: a 3-D-printed mixture of cells and gel that could eventually become the stuff of skin grafts and regenerative tissue implants.

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Biological Sciences
Unprecedented wave of large-mammal extinctions linked to ancient humans
April 19, 2018

Homo sapiens, Neanderthals and other recent human relatives may have begun hunting large mammal species down to size — by way of extinction — at least 90,000 years earlier than previously thought, says a new study published in the journal Science. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Kate Lyons is one of the study’s authors.

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Ecology
Shizuka to explore how population turnover changes birds’ social networks
April 19, 2018

Nebraska evolutionary ecologist Dai Shizuka will use a five-year, $712,500 Faculty Early Career Development award from the National Science Foundation to study how population turnover shapes social networks, network resilience and the relationship between social structure and social behavior.

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Learn about NSF funding opportunities at April 27 seminar
April 19, 2018
Submit preproposals to Energy Research Grants program by May 18
April 11, 2018
Department’s culture creates model for national awards success
April 1, 2018
Strong to the Core: Nano-engineering Research Core Facility
April 1, 2018
Top Awards from Public Sponsors, February 2018
March 30, 2018
Accolades, March 2018
March 30, 2018
Alliance hosting opportunities for food industry innovators
March 29, 2018
NU FEWS planning meeting is April 18
March 29, 2018
“Up Your NIH Grant-seeking Game” at April 19 workshop
March 28, 2018
Accolades, February 2018
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