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$2.8 million grant to help UNL improve preterm infants’ lives
May 23, 2016

A grant of nearly $2.8 million awarded to UNL professor Steven Barlow will be used to study the link between the brain’s molecular pathways and the development of oral feeding skills in extremely preterm infants.

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Biology
What big eyes you have! Spider adaptation widened dietary net
May 23, 2016

Evolving the largest eyes among all known arachnids may have helped the net-casting spider add walking prey to its airborne menu of midnight snacks, says new research from UNL biologists.

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Nebraska Innovation Campus
Report: NIC heating, cooling system to cut environmental impact in half
May 18, 2016

By using wastewater to heat and cool its buildings, Nebraska Innovation Campus will give off only about half as much greenhouse gas as comparable commercial buildings, a new study has found.

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Political Science
Study suggests political peril leads to intransigence
May 17, 2016

In 2013, Congress reached a stalemate on federal spending and a government shutdown ensued. Several Republican lawmakers declined to vote for bills that included funding for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

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NSF grant to support development of new phenotyping instrument
May 17, 2016

With support from a National Science Foundation grant, UNL researchers are developing a new tool that will help them better identify plant characteristics that are critical to improving crop performance.

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NSF grant supports chemist’s work to expand genetic code
May 13, 2016

Altering proteins for medical, agricultural and other benefits typically means sticking to nature’s building blocks. A UNL chemist envisions expanding the genetic code to create innumerable possibilities for research and commercial applications.

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Fires a growing threat to air quality, UNL scientist says
May 12, 2016

When a Canadian wildfire carried smoke more than 1,600 miles to Nebraska earlier this month, Jun Wang noted it as an example of how wildfires are a direct cause for concern, even among those who live many hundreds of miles away.

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Discovery enhances conductivity, strength of polymer-based materials
May 4, 2016

Producing the signature odors of rotten eggs, startled skunks and chopped onions should be enough to make anyone think a chemical compound stinks. A team of electrical and computer engineers from UNL would disagree.

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Willa Cather’s nephew leaves $5.8M to UNL
May 4, 2016

The nephew of renowned author Willa Cather has bequeathed $5.8 million to support leading Cather initiatives at UNL.

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Study shakes foundation of morals’ role in political ideology
May 2, 2016

Our morals shape who we are and our interactions with others, but where do they come from and do they shape our attitudes on things like politics? One popular explanation is Moral Foundations Theory, which suggests that the process we use to decide what is right or wrong is, at least partially, biologically innate. The […]

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