UNL News Releases: Research

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62 UNL students receive stipends for summer research projects
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has awarded stipends to 62 undergraduates to participate in research with a faculty mentor this summer. UNL's Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experience (UCARE) Program supports undergraduates to wor…
UNL professor wins $300K grant to digitize archaeological records
A new $300,000 grant will allow a University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor and a team of researchers to digitize millions of artifacts, specimens and samples from excavations of a 1,000-year-old Pueblo civilization in northwest New Mexico. Carrie He…
Biologist finds animal groups share dominance dynamics
The cardinal rules of pecking orders extend well beyond birds and beaks, according to a new study led by a UNL biologist. Roughly 80 years of data have revealed surprising similarities in the social hierarchies of animal groups ranging from primates…
Nebraska's Leading Economic Indicator flat in February
Following two months of solid growth, Nebraska's Leading Economic Indicator was essentially flat in February, edging upward by just 0.01 percent. Combining February's report with the stronger results seen in December and January, economist Eric Thom…
Model captures new dynamics of corrosion damage
University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineers have become the first to develop a model that literally looks beyond the surface of corrosion to better predict its spread. The model's unique capabilities could allow engineers to more precisely forecast cat…
Study: Loss of large predators tips ecosystem balance
A new study has linked the size of predators atop a food chain with the ecological chain reaction triggered when they leave the head of the table. The conclusion: The larger they are, the harder that their fall impacts an ecosystem. Led by UNL ecol…
NSF grant to fund project to study minority health disparities
A National Science Foundation grant will fund a new summer research program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln that aims to train the next generation of scientists in both minority health disparities and social network analysis, a key technique of…
Study: Easing ethanol mandate could have cut corn prices during drought
By relaxing a federal ethanol mandate, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could have counteracted the impact of the 2012 drought on corn prices, a new study by University of Nebraska-Lincoln agricultural economists concludes. The study provide…
Students research ways to reduce water use, increase food production
Eight students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are working on projects to contribute to a more water and food secure world, thanks to grants from the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska. In total, the inst…
February survey: Optimism for job growth maintained in 2015
Continuing a trend that began in January, Nebraska businesses are more optimistic about employment during the next six months than they are about sales. Most respondents to the February Survey of Nebraska Business, conducted by the Bureau of Busines…
Nebraska farm real estate values slip 3 percent in last year
After five years of increases in Nebraska farmland values, the state average dropped 3 percent, according to preliminary findings released today by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The state average farmland value as of Feb. 1 was $3,21…
Team customizes nanoparticles to better transport therapeutic drugs
A UNL team has unveiled an extremely compact yet fully loaded vehicle that can brave conditions and navigate terrain its predecessors could not. It features a protein frame with a citric acid finish. It's the size of a typical bug -- viral, not Volk…
Study: Income affects legal info available to same-sex families
Laws governing same-sex marriage and parenting are anything but consistent across the United States. Simply crossing state lines can mean a family loses their rights. Adding to the confusion and uncertainty is a legal landscape in the midst of a revo…
Nebraska-Kansas consortium studies how light interacts with matter
Observing what happens in 1-trillionth of a second -- the opening moves in photosynthesis, for example -- requires precision and extremely fast devices. University of Nebraska-Lincoln physicists are expanding their experimental and theoretical arsena…
UNL study characterizes genetic resistance to wheat disease
A new study co-authored by University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers has unearthed the genetic roots of resistance to a wheat disease that has recently devastated crop yields from southern Africa through the Middle East. Though reports…


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