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Biological Sciences
Fashionably late: Study finds order in ornamentation of young coots
January 29, 2020

A University of Nebraska-Lincoln scientist and colleague are exploring what’s behind the coloration of some American coot chicks.

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Nebraska Lectures
Watch webstream of Nebraska Lecture featuring Ross Secord
January 28, 2020

The Nebraska Lecture, “Looking Back and Looking Forward: the History of Vertebrate Paleontology at the University of Nebraska State Museum,” will be webcast Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 4:30 CST. View it here, or via Facebook Live. This is a live webcast, and the feed will be inactive until the presentation begins. If you access the feed early, […]

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Drought
Drought Mitigation Center continues to develop, expand tools
January 23, 2020

The National Drought Mitigation Center continues to build on partnerships with other agencies to provide drought support and prevention strategies nationally and internationally with an $833,384 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Biochemistry
Enzymes and X-rays: Study reveals hidden acrobatics of cellular catalysts
January 23, 2020

A University of Nebraska scientist and others are exploring whether the temporary metamorphosis of an enzyme — the nanoscopic equivalent of a reversible mousetrap in action — can help resolve some longstanding and spirited debates in biochemistry.

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Lecture to focus on Nebraska’s history of paleontology
January 22, 2020

University of Nebraska–Lincoln paleontologist Ross Secord will unearth the rich history of vertebrate paleontology at the University of Nebraska State Museum in a Jan. 28 talk, part of the university’s Nebraska Lectures: Chancellor’s Distinguished Speaker Series.

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Researchers testing ability of floating wetlands to survive winter
January 17, 2020

Nebraska researchers, using the Sunken Gardens in Lincoln, have set out to discover two things: whether a floating treatment wetland would reduce excess nutrients, such as nitrogen, from the water; and whether the plants can survive Nebraska’s harsh winter.

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Research seeks to boost STEM proficiency in Latino youth
January 16, 2020

As demand increases for employees with expertise in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, representation of Latinos in STEM fields continues to lag. Nebraska researchers are exploring whether the STEM training gap is due in part to challenges measuring the academic achievement of language-minority students.

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Nano-engineering technique could aid exploration, scalability of next-gen electronics
January 15, 2020

Nebraska scientists are making advances in nano-engineering that could aid the scalability of future electronics.

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Celebrating 150 years: Nebraska’s notable researchers, scholars
January 10, 2020

As the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s sesquicentennial year draws to a close, take a look back at important researchers and scholars who shaped Nebraska as an institution and were pioneers in their fields. These notable Nebraskans were featured in the 2018-2019 Research Report, available online.

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PTSD in mothers can lead to lax parenting
January 10, 2020

New research from the Trauma, Violence and Abuse Lab at Nebraska examined whether PTSD in mothers affects their parenting behavior, and what role emotional regulation may play. The findings suggest PTSD is related to dysfunctional parenting, but that emotional dysregulation accounts for this relationship.

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