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$11.3 million COBRE funds obesity research center

$11.3 million COBRE funds obesity research center

08/22/2014
UNL has earned an $11.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish a research center focused on understanding nutrition and obesity at the molecular level. A five-year grant from NIH’s Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) program will support the Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases through Dietary Molecules, or NPOD. MORE ...
Drill powers discovery of microbes under Antarctic ice

Drill powers discovery of microbes under Antarctic ice

08/25/2014
A study published Aug. 21 in the journal Nature unveils the first detailed description of microbial life forms discovered in a lake beneath the Antarctic ice sheet. MORE ...
Program aims to increase Natives in STEM

Program aims to increase Natives in STEM

08/21/2014
Chris Cornelius, a chemical engineering professor and associate dean for research at UNL’s College of Engineering, is one of four prominent Native academics who will help mentor science, technology, engineering and math students through a newly funded program of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society. MORE ...
Team receives $1.4M to research protein evolution

Team receives $1.4M to research protein evolution

08/20/2014
A UNL research team led by evolutionary geneticist Jay Storz has received a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for continued research into mechanisms of protein evolution. MORE ...
Dombrowski studies HIV spread in rural Puerto Rico

Dombrowski studies HIV spread in rural Puerto Rico

08/14/2014
Puerto Rico has one of the highest HIV rates in the United States, primarily from drug users sharing needles. To help prevent HIV infections, a UNL sociologist is using his expertise in studying how people form social connections to explore how drug users' social lives influence the spread of HIV. MORE ...
Identifying barriers to youth mental health services

Identifying barriers to youth mental health services

08/12/2014
New research presented Aug. 9 at the American Psychological Association's annual convention offers a glimpse into barriers facing young people in need of mental health services and the paucity of effective service delivery methods accessible to them. MORE ...
Study: Higher ed doesn't drive people from religion

Study: Higher ed doesn't drive people from religion

08/11/2014
For decades, higher education has often been cast as the villain in the story of U.S. religious decline. Past research supported these claims. But a new study by UNL sociologist Philip Schwadel suggests that a generational shift is taking place in how college education is affecting religious affiliation. MORE ...
Political attitudes derive from body and mind

Political attitudes derive from body and mind

08/05/2014
Do people make a rational choice to be liberal or conservative? Do their mothers raise them that way? Is it a matter of genetics? Two UNL political scientists and a colleague from Rice University say that neither conscious decision-making nor parental upbringing fully explain why some people lean left while others lean right. MORE ...
Advancing electrochemical applications

Advancing electrochemical applications

08/05/2014
An international team of scientists, including UNL physicists J. D. Burton and Evgeny Tsymbal, has discovered what they called an intriguing and entirely unexpected phenomenon at the surface of a transition metal oxide material.  MORE ...
Texting offers new way to study substance abuse

Texting offers new way to study substance abuse

08/05/2014
The mercurial nature of homelessness has kept researchers from pinpointing which factors limit substance use — and how others trigger it — among the nearly 3 million American youth living on the streets. MORE ...
Collaboration establishes 5 poetry libraries in Africa

Collaboration establishes 5 poetry libraries in Africa

08/05/2014
A partnership between UNL's Prairie Schooner magazine, University Libraries and the African Poetry Book Fund has established poetry reading libraries in five African countries. MORE ...
Deep-water robot to aid Antarctic exploration

Deep-water robot to aid Antarctic exploration

07/30/2014
A UNL team's mission to build a new robot to advance research into the ecosystem under Antarctic ice may also eventually help NASA study one of Jupiter's moons. MORE ...
Submit proposals for COBRE internal competition

Submit proposals for COBRE internal competition

07/25/2014
The Office of Research and Economic Development is sponsoring an internal competition to identify the next team that will develop an institutional proposal for submission to NIH’s Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence program. MORE ...
2015 COBRE Internal Competition Information
Adamec develops plasma sampling technology

Adamec develops plasma sampling technology

07/23/2014
UNL scientist Jiri Adamec is refining nationally recognized plasma-extraction technology to develop a cost-effective method to prescreen for diseases in parts of the world without ready access to blood testing. MORE ...
Social networks becoming more diverse

Social networks becoming more diverse

07/22/2014
Birds of a feather flock together: It's an old saying that is true in many ways. But as the U.S. population becomes more diverse, those we count as our closest friends and confidants are changing as well, a new UNL study shows. MORE ...
UNL, UNMC earn $1.4m for robotics project

UNL, UNMC earn $1.4m for robotics project

07/22/2014
A research team from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and UNL has received a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Army to continue work on robotic telesurgery research. MORE ...
Hamernik interim head of Research Compliance

Hamernik interim head of Research Compliance

07/18/2014
Deb Hamernik, associate dean of UNL’s Agricultural Research Division, is now interim director of Research Compliance Services in the Office of Research and Economic Development. MORE ...
Gardner helps identify 4 new tuco-tuco species

Gardner helps identify 4 new tuco-tuco species

07/18/2014
A research team led by UNL biologist Scott Gardner has identified four new species of Ctenomys, a genus of gopher-like mammal found throughout much of South America. MORE ...
Otu finds key factor for creating iPSCs

Otu finds key factor for creating iPSCs

07/17/2014
Hasan Otu, UNL professor of electrical engineering, coauthored a paper for Science Express that describes discovery of a key factor in searching for ways to convert adult cells into pluripotented stem cells (iPSCs), a promising development in medical science. MORE ...
UNL leads $11.5M project to enhance atom smasher

UNL leads $11.5M project to enhance atom smasher

07/07/2014
A team of UNL physicists and collaborators at eight U.S. universities have received a five-year, nearly $11.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to increase the effectiveness of a vital component of the supercollider that made the Higgs discovery possible. MORE ...

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