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Enzyme could protect plants against cold

Enzyme could protect plants against cold

09/12/2014
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

09/10/2014
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

09/05/2014
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

09/03/2014
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

09/03/2014
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 ...
Digital 'dream team' to study 1 million novels

Digital 'dream team' to study 1 million novels

09/03/2014
A "dream team" of digital humanities researchers that includes Matthew Jockers of UNL will study the development of the novel, thanks to a newly announced $1.8 million grant from the Canadian government. MORE ...
Apply now for UNL Research Fellows program

Apply now for UNL Research Fellows program

09/04/2014
The Office of Research and Economic Development is seeking applicants for the 2014-2015 Research Development Fellows Program (RDFP), a yearlong program designed to help full-time, pre-tenure faculty obtain the information and experience they need to develop and submit successful external grant proposals. Oct. 3 is the application deadline. MORE ...
$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


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