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Research at Nebraska Ensuring Quality Child Care for Military Families

Child care is a worry for military families amid frequent moves and deployments. Nebraska Extension leads a nationwide program to improve access to quality child care for military families living off base.

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Research at Nebraska Foiling Rice-Spoiling Fungus

Rice blast spoils between 10 and 30 percent of annual rice yields worldwide — enough to feed as many as 60 million people. Nebraska plant pathologists have identified a key fungal gene and protein that could help combat the disease.

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Research at Nebraska Cyber Barriers Keep Vehicles on Course

Half of all traffic deaths involve a lone vehicle running off the road. To help reduce single-vehicle crashes, Nebraska computer engineer Mehmet Can Vuran and his team are developing cyber barriers that can talk to cars.

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Research at Nebraska Reaching Across Nebraska Through Art

Internationally renowned for her abstract woodblock prints, Nebraska artist Karen Kunc’s art conveys pride in her Nebraska roots, but also aims to provoke. Her work invites viewers to question their role in shaping the landscape and nature.

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Research at Nebraska Targeting E. coli 's Threat to Food Safety

The U.S. beef industry – and the public – are benefiting from a major Nebraska-led effort to improve food safety. The five-year project is reducing the public’s risk from Shiga toxin-producing E. coli, or STEC, in the nation’s beef supply.

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Biological Systems Engineering
360 degrees, 180 seconds: New technique speeds analysis of crop traits
June 18, 2018

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Yufeng Ge, Suresh Thapa and their colleagues have used LiDAR technology to devise an approach to automatically and efficiently gather data about a plant’s phenotype: the physical traits that emerge from its genetic code.

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Psychology
Study: Binge drinkers’ brains respond differently to risky child’s play
June 14, 2018

New Husker research suggests the same people who get a stronger jolt playing Crocodile Dentist may chase a more dangerous buzz when drinking, thanks to an anticipatory spike in their brains.

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Defense
DoD-funded microbbuble tech to address lung injuries
June 13, 2018

A University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineer and colleagues from the National Strategic Research Institute have received funding to expand research into a potentially life-saving treatment for soldiers afflicted with traumatic lung injuries.

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