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Sharif’s team to contribute to cybersecurity effort
February 16, 2017

A University of Nebraska-Lincoln research team led by Hamid Sharif will take part in a new cybersecurity defense project facilitated by the university system’s National Strategic Research Institute.

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Early Childhood
Huskers bring expertise to early childhood workforce commission
February 15, 2017

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Marjorie Kostelnik, Beth Doll and Linda Boeckner are among 39 leaders tapped for a newly formed group to expand and strengthen the state’s early childhood workforce.

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Nanomaterials
Husker scientists boost performance of emerging nanomaterial
February 6, 2017

In 2011, chemists and engineers met the MXenes: a large family of two-dimensional nanomaterials whose members have already shown real talent for storing energy, purifying water and protecting against electromagnetic interference.

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Children and Families
Project aims to shape kids’ attitudes toward engineering
February 1, 2017

With a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation, a team including Nebraska’s Lorey Wheeler and researchers from Arizona State University will study how children’s stereotypes, motivation and achievement-related beliefs affect their interest in engineering.

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Discovery could bolster traits of soybeans, other crops
January 30, 2017

A team of Nebraska biologists has discovered an important component plants need to make microRNAs, tiny molecules critical in regulating gene expression.

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Scalora lends threat expertise to inauguration
January 30, 2017

On Jan. 20, when Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the nation’s 45th president, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Mario Scalora again played a key role to keep both revelers and protesters safe.

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Saliva gives researchers new tools to understand behavior
January 26, 2017

The Salivary Bioscience Laboratory, a cutting-edge facility at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, now offers researchers a critical tool to investigate the biological components of disciplines like psychology, education, political science, criminology and sociology.

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College-educated keep the faith, study shows
January 25, 2017

There is a popular notion of higher education being a “faith killer” – that college has a profoundly negative effect on students’ religious beliefs. New research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, however, suggests a more complicated relationship between faith and a college degree.

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Food for Health Center to study promising pharmaceutical
January 25, 2017

The recently formed Nebraska Food for Health Center at the University of Nebraska will collaborate with a pharmaceutical company to study how the trillions of microorganisms colonizing the human gut could offset the onset of metabolism-related disease. Amanda Ramer-Tait, the Harold and Esther Edgerton Assistant Professor of food science and technology at the University of […]

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Study suggests fitness and iron deficiency linked to GPA
January 25, 2017

Researchers at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and Pennsylvania State University have found that a student’s fitness level and iron status could be the difference between making an A or a B.

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