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Virology
Husker virologist Li works toward a new treatment for HIV
December 14, 2018

Nebraska virologist Qingsheng Li is part of an interdisciplinary team that’s using a five-year, $3.9 million R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health to lay the groundwork for developing a safer, easier method for fighting HIV. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is receiving $1.5 million of the award.

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Early Childhood
Campus collaborations help advance mission of Buffett Institute
December 14, 2018

Collaborations between University of Nebraska researchers and the Buffett Early Childhood Institute have led to progress toward improvements in early childhood development and education across the Cornhusker State. The institute is a multidisciplinary research, education, outreach and policy center designed to transform the ways children are taught and supported.

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Mathematics
Hermiller named AMS fellow
December 13, 2018

Susan Hermiller, Willa Cather Professor of Mathematics, has been named a fellow of the American Mathematical Society for her contributions to combinatorial and geometric group theory and for her service to the profession, particularly in support of underrepresented groups.

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Bob Wilhelm
Wilhelm, Middendorf named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors
December 12, 2018

Robert “Bob” Wilhelm, University of Nebraska-Lincoln vice chancellor for research and economic development, and Nebraska alumnus Lyle Middendorf have been named 2018 fellows of the National Academy of Inventors.

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Nebraska team to help tap ecosystems beneath Antarctic ice sheet
December 10, 2018

Nebraska expertise is helping a United States-led, multi-institutional expedition take a deep dive through the ecological history of Antarctica.

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Heng-Moss named Agricultural Science and Natural Resources dean
December 10, 2018

Tiffany Heng-Moss, who has served as interim dean of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources since July 2017, has been named permanent dean of the college.

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Husker researchers examine outdoor effects on children with autism
December 6, 2018

A team of University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers is exploring the restorative potential of natural environments for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. The team is investigating whether nature can pave the way to individualized plans to help these children better focus and self-regulate in school.

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Nebraska plant biologist digs deeper into the alliance between soybeans, soil bacteria
December 3, 2018

If soybeans can take advantage of the air’s abundant supply of nitrogen, why does corn rely solely on nitrogen available in the soil? It’s no secret that soybeans have evolved a unique relationship with rhizobia, a common soil bacteria that converts atmospheric nitrogen into a form plants can use. Yet much about this alliance is […]

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Not in the DNA: Evolution sans mutation discovered in single-celled archaea
December 3, 2018

University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers have found revolutionary evidence that an evolutionary phenomenon at work in complex organisms is at play in their single-celled counterparts, too.

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Husker biochemist named AAAS fellow
November 30, 2018

University of Nebraska–Lincoln biochemist Paul Black has been named a 2018 fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. Fellows are selected by their peers for scientifically or socially distinguished achievements that advance science or its applications.

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