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Husker team works to archive Nebraska’s newspapers
February 21, 2019

With $981,012 in continued support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, a Nebraska research group is making thousands of pages from historically-significant newspapers available digitally. The team, led by Kay Walter of the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, is placing publications that date back to 1854 online.

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Virology
Link between cervical microbiome and cancer discovered
February 19, 2019

Newly published research by scientists from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the Ocean Road Cancer Institute in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania shows bacteria may play an important role in whether a woman develops cervical cancer.

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Agronomy and Horticulture
Genes to proteins: Efforts enriching nutrition of popcorn, sorghum
February 18, 2019

A University of Nebraska-Lincoln research team is working to raise levels of a vital amino acid, lysine, that’s scarce in the protein of several cereal grains. By adopting different approaches — one traditional, the other emergent — the team has managed to roughly double the lysine content of both popcorn and sorghum.

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Biochemistry
Identifying why metabolism mistakes occur is aim of Obata’s CAREER award
February 14, 2019

Nebraska biochemist Toshihiro Obata is investigating a key component of metabolic regulation that will improve scientific understanding of metabolism and the many ways it can go awry. Obata, assistant professor of biochemistry, earned a five-year, nearly $750,000 Faculty Early Career Development Program award from the National Science Foundation to continue his research.

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Watch webstream of Logan-Peters’ Nebraska Lecture
February 12, 2019

The Nebraska Lecture with Kay Logan-Peters, “Building Nebraska U: The Saga of University Hall and the Origins of the Modern University” will be webcast Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. CST. View it here. This is a live webcast, and the feed will be inactive until the presentation begins. If you access the feed early, refresh your browser to view the webcast once it begins. The public lecture is at the Nebraska Champions Club, 707 Stadium Drive.

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Virtual reality project draws University Hall back to campus
February 11, 2019

Through a collaboration with NET, University Hall, the University of Nebraska’s first building, is returning to campus using virtual reality technology. The initial phase of the project — which will be on display in the Feb. 12 Nebraska Lecture — will allow Huskers to don specialized goggles and take a virtual walk around a digital version of the structure.

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Researchers factoring in how children learn mathematics
February 6, 2019

University of Nebraska-Lincoln researcher Carrie Clark is using functional MRI technology to capture brain activity while children learn mathematics. Housed at the Nebraska Center for Children, Youth, Families and Schools, the project is exploring the relationship between children’s mathematics learning and executive function — the ability to maintain focus and behave in a goal-oriented way.

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Cell communication study may spur medical advances
February 4, 2019

With a three-year, $439,584 grant from the National Science Foundation, a team of Nebraska engineers will expand its cell-stretching research with the goal of developing new understandings of how cells react to mechanical stimuli and how those expanded pathways might someday aid in fighting cancer and healing wounds.

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Nebraska Lecture to explore origins of campus architecture
February 4, 2019

From swine rooting about University Hall to football fashioning the footprint of Brace Labs, the colorful history of early campus architecture will be explored in the next Nebraska Lecture. The talk, “Building Nebraska U: The Saga of University Hall and the Origins of the Modern University,” is 4:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Nebraska Champions Club.

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Braithwaite unlocks secrets to awards success
February 4, 2019

Since becoming department chair in 2011, Dawn O. Braithwaite has cultivated Nebraska’s Department of Communication Studies into an award-winning powerhouse, helping faculty win more than 40 research, teaching and service awards. The results stem from her commitment to developing a culture of awards celebration and developing high-quality nomination packages.

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