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Virology
New approach improves potential HIV vaccine
March 29, 2017

By engineering an on/off switch into a weakened form of HIV, University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers have enhanced the safety and effectiveness of a potential vaccine for the virus that has killed approximately 35 million people during the past 35 years.

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Education
Team explores coaching strategies to benefit teachers, students
March 29, 2017

A University of Nebraska–Lincoln research team is using a National Science Foundation grant to explore how “coaches” — trained educators who provide ongoing feedback to teachers — can enhance classroom performance.

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Honors
Six faculty earn professorships
March 29, 2017

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has awarded professorships to six faculty members.

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Biology
Van Etten looks back on half-century of science
March 24, 2017

After more than 50 years managing his lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, James Van Etten’s passion for research hasn’t waned.

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Nebraska part of national research initiative to improve cover crops
March 22, 2017

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is part of a $6.6 million research initiative to promote soil health through the development and adoption of new cover crops across the United States. The initiative was launched March 22 by the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research and The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, which is the lead institution.

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Big-game jitters: Coyotes no match for wolves’ hunting prowess
March 22, 2017

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s John Benson conducted research showing that as coyotes replace wolves at the top spot in the food chain in habitats along the Atlantic coast, the different feeding patterns of the two species may lead to ecosystem destabilization.

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Study examines how, why adolescence halts girls’ interest in science
March 21, 2017

Snails and puppy-dog tails or sugar and spice? The adage claims boys and girls are much different, but when it comes to their scientific curiosity, they’re actually very similar – until adolescence.

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Nebraska tool boosts gene analysis
March 16, 2017

Juan Cui of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has developed the first automated tool for distinguishing between native and migratory microRNA in humans and other species.

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CAREER award boosts Yu’s network visualization research
March 15, 2017

Hongfeng Yu, assistant professor of computer science and engineering, recently earned a five-year, $476,952 Faculty Early Career Development Program award from the National Science Foundation to create software tools that will allow users to visualize and explore billions, even trillions, of interconnected entities.

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Nebraska sociologists probe gaps in rural drug programs
March 14, 2017

Researchers have found needle exchange programs can stem the spread of HIV, Hepatitis C and other diseases related to the epidemic of intravenous drug abuse in rural America.

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