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Enzyme could protect plants against cold

Enzyme could protect plants against cold

A UNL scientist’s in-depth molecular study of a protein that helps plants survive freezing temperatures will be featured on the Sept. 19 cover of JBC the Journal of Biological Chemistry. MORE ...

Nanosensor could aid breast cancer detection

Nanosensor could aid breast cancer detection

UNL scientists have developed a nanoparticle-based device that emulates human touch. It could significantly enhance  breast exams for early detection of cancer. MORE ...

Team preps materials for testing in space

Team preps materials for testing in space

A UNL physics and astronomy team has won a two-year NASA grant to further research that could someday revolutionize border and international security practices. MORE ...

Climate's impact on groundwater quality

Climate's impact on groundwater quality

Climate change and increasing food production demands both influence groundwater quality. To better understand the links between climate, agriculture and groundwater, UNL researchers will investigate climate’s impact on groundwater contamination from chemicals used in crop and animal production. MORE ...

Racial bias in death-penalty decisions

Racial bias in death-penalty decisions

A Latino defendant convicted of murder who is poor is more likely to be sentenced to death by white jurors, a new study shows. The study was conducted by UNL psychology and ethnic studies professor Cynthia Willis-Esqueda and her colleague, Russ K.E. Espinoza of California State University, Fullerton, who earned his doctorate at UNL. MORE ...

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