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Training sessions set for IRB module update

Training sessions set for IRB module update

10/23/2014
An updated NUgrant IRB module, slated for release Nov. 3, features improvements to assist UNL researchers who plan to use human subjects in their work. Training sessions are slated to explain the update. MORE ...
Team probes 'regime shifts' in ecosystems

Team probes 'regime shifts' in ecosystems

10/23/2014
The prehistory of major ecological shifts spanning multiple millennia can be read in the fine print of microscopic algae, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.            MORE ...
Grant funds innovative solar cell research

Grant funds innovative solar cell research

10/22/2014
A team led by University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineer Jinsong Huang is one of 10 nationwide to win funding from a U.S. Department of Energy initiative to develop transformational photovoltaic technologiess. Huang aims to make solar cells more efficient. MORE ...
NIC poised for next phase of growth

NIC poised for next phase of growth

10/21/2014
Phase I of development at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Nebraska Innovation Campus is ahead of schedule, with facilities taking shape that will attract talent, open new opportunities for students and faculty and grow Nebraska’s economy. MORE ...
NSF grad fellow aims to make roads safer

NSF grad fellow aims to make roads safer

10/17/2014
Curtis Walker loves storms, but the New York native didn’t come to Nebraska to watch its spectacular lightning shows. He came to study cloud cover and to make the roads safer in bad weather. MORE ...
CEHS Research Showcase highlights work

CEHS Research Showcase highlights work

10/22/2014
 Research in UNL's College of Education and Human Sciences is enhancing the lives of individuals, families, schools and communities. That work will be showcased Oct. 23, from 4-6 p.m. in the East Campus Union. MORE ...
Industry panel to discuss biotechnology

Industry panel to discuss biotechnology

10/17/2014
Industry leaders will discuss biotechnology during a presentation Oct. 22 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as part of Bioscience Week. MORE ...
Project mines 8 million news pages for poetry

Project mines 8 million news pages for poetry

10/15/2014
What differentiates a line of text from a news story and a line of text from a poem? Not much, and that’s a problem for researchers of American poetry. UNL researchers are developing tools to solve this challenge. MORE ...
Discovery yields glimpse at pioneering chemist

Discovery yields glimpse at pioneering chemist

10/15/2014
A UNL researcher’s curiosity and the contents of a recently opened time capsule are revealing information about a pioneering female chemist who taught at the university more than a century ago. MORE ...
Concussion topic for Nebraska Lecture

Concussion topic for Nebraska Lecture

10/09/2014
Concussions and the research to help better understand, diagnose and treat them will be the focus of the fall Nebraska Lecture Oct. 23 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. MORE ...
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Grant aims to transform life sciences learning

Grant aims to transform life sciences learning

10/03/2014
With support from a $2.3 million National Science Foundation grant, a team of University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty aims to develop new methods that transform teaching of the  life sciences.
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Report examines climate change impact

Report examines climate change impact

09/25/2014
The scientific debate over whether human activities are the principal cause of climate change is over, a new report from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln says. The only debate to be had now is "precisely how these changes will play out and what actions we will need to take to adapt to and mitigate the effects of these changes."  MORE ...
Latest Research News available

Latest Research News available

09/25/2014
The September issue of Research News, a Web-based newsletter for UNL’s research community, is now available. This issue includes information on several funding opportunities, coming events and more. MORE ...
Finding backs right-handed DNA hypothesis

Finding backs right-handed DNA hypothesis

09/18/2014
The DNA of every organism is a right-handed double helix, but why that would be has long puzzled scientists. New UNL research supports a long-standing hypothesis about why DNA isn't left-handed.
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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 ...


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