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Adopting Greek, Japanese diets could reduce U.S. obesity

Adopting Greek, Japanese diets could reduce U.S. obesity

07/27/2015
Americans could slim down and save significantly on health care expenditures if they ate more like people in Greece or Japan, according to a new study by UNL agricultural economists. MORE ...

Study is first to measure global population/energy relationship

Study is first to measure global population/energy relationship

07/27/2015
If you've lived between the year 1560 and the present day, more power to you. Literally. That's one of several conclusions reached by UNL ecologist John DeLong, who has co-authored the first study to quantify the relationship between human population growth and energy use on an international scale. MORE ...

Wandsnider to lead research on impacts of historical land use

Wandsnider to lead research on impacts of historical land use

07/16/2015
A University of Nebraska-Lincoln sociologist will evaluate the effectiveness of a popular substance abuse prevention program for Ojibwe children and their families with a nearly $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Drug Abuse. MORE ...

UNL's Swearer visits Facebook, consults on anti-bullying

UNL's Swearer visits Facebook, consults on anti-bullying

07/23/2015
Susan Swearer, a nationally recognized expert on bullying in schools, spent two days this week at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., consulting on a new anti-bullying and social-emotional learning effort called Emotion Revolution. MORE ...

Nonstick properties boost solar cell efficiency

Nonstick properties boost solar cell efficiency

07/20/2015
The same quality that buffers a raincoat against downpours or a pan against sticky foods can also boost the performance of solar cells, according to new UNL research. MORE ...

Project uncovers early D.C. slave family histories

Project uncovers early D.C. slave family histories

07/15/2015
Slavery has often been painted in broad strokes in history books and narratives, giving little attention to slaves' daily lives and social networks. For more than a century, these broad strokes have made it nearly impossible for their descendants to trace their heritage. MORE ...

Chemists discover tuning of new catalyst family

Chemists discover tuning of new catalyst family

07/14/2015
A baseball manager summons a right-handed pinch hitter to face the lefty on the mound, knowing well the lesson taught by spreadsheets of data and years of experience: On the diamond, handedness can influence outcomes. MORE ...

Tapeworm-like biomedical device sticks to intestine for record span

Tapeworm-like biomedical device sticks to intestine for record span

07/09/2015
Give it a couple of hours - or better yet, about a week - to digest. In a tapeworm-inspired feat that redefines "intestinal fortitude," UNL engineers have designed an adhesive mechanism that could allow ingestible cameras and biosensors to hang around the digestive system for unprecedented lengths of time. MORE ...

'Livingstone Online' opens explorer's writings to public

'Livingstone Online' opens explorer's writings to public

07/09/2015
Long hidden away in archives and repositories, renowned British explorer David Livingstone's testimony of the East African slave trade and its horrors only existed on the pages of centuries-old diaries and other manuscripts. MORE ...

Charlton named associate VC for research

Charlton named associate VC for research

07/01/2015
William Charlton has joined UNL as associate vice chancellor for research and professor of mechanical and materials engineering. MORE ...

Study: For most, taking part in trauma research not harmful

Study: For most, taking part in trauma research not harmful

07/02/2015
Most people will experience a traumatic event in their lifetime, and about 10 percent of those who experience trauma will develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. MORE ...

Mechanisms of drought response in plants

Mechanisms of drought response in plants

06/29/2015
UNL biologists have published a new study that lays bare several roots of how plants respond to drought. The researchers have shown that mutations in two genes of the plant species Arabidopsis thaliana can stifle its development and disrupt the defense mechanisms that protect it against drought-like conditions. MORE ...

NOAA drought center to expand UNL's expertise

NOAA drought center to expand UNL's expertise

06/25/2015
A federal official this week announced plans for the establishment of a new Drought Risk Management Research Center at UNL. MORE ...

UNL earns innovation and economic prosperity designation

UNL earns innovation and economic prosperity designation

06/24/2015
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities today designated the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University, recognizing UNL's strong commitment to economic engagement. MORE ...

Devoted parents key to developing elite talent

Devoted parents key to developing elite talent

06/18/2015
It takes 10,000 hours of dedicated practice for a person can become a world-class talent in a given field, or so said writer Malcolm Gladwell in a 2008 book. It also helps to have intensely dedicated parents, according to a new study by UNL educational psychologist Kenneth Kiewra and three former graduate students. MORE ...

UNL chemists: New 2-D materials properties show promise

UNL chemists: New 2-D materials properties show promise

06/23/2015
One completed a series of theoretical calculations to predict its properties with the help of a massive computing center. The other grew it in bulk before waxing its atom-thin whiskers with the assistance of adhesive tape. MORE ...

Gift to enhance State Museum exhibits

Gift to enhance State Museum exhibits

06/15/2015
Visitors to the University of Nebraska State Museum will soon be able to experience Nebraska and natural history in entirely new ways because of major enhancements in store for the iconic museum at UNL. MORE ...

Study shows pathways between lack of sleep, overeating

Study shows pathways between lack of sleep, overeating

06/16/2015
The less you sleep, the more you eat.
That’s the conclusion in a new article by University of Nebraska-Lincoln psychology researchers Alyssa Lundahl and Timothy Nelson. The study, which reviewed a mountain of literature, demonstrated how sleep or lack of it affects multiple mechanisms that control food intake. MORE ...

Studying Pilger buildings' susceptibility to tornado damage

Studying Pilger buildings' susceptibility to tornado damage

06/15/2015
Using a high-tech laser scanner and a drone, a UNL civil engineering professor and his graduate students analyzed the wreckage after a tornado ripped through the town of Pilger, Neb., nearly a year ago. MORE ...

Blasts impact on brain greater than thought

Blasts impact on brain greater than thought

06/09/2015
By accounting for a rush of blood to the head, University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineers have found that blast waves from concussive explosions may put far greater strain on the brain than previously thought. MORE ...



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