UNL News Releases: Research

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Nebraska's Leading Economic Indicator bounces back
Nebraska's Leading Economic Indicator rebounded by 1.37 percent in August, reversing a decline seen in July. "The increase represents a strong upward bounce," said University of Nebraska-Lincoln economist Er…
Finding supports model on cause of DNA's right-handed double helix
The DNA of every organism on Earth is a right-handed double helix, but why that would be has puzzled scientists since not long after Francis Crick and James Watson announced the discovery of DNA's double-helical structure in 1953. …
'Human touch' nanoparticle sensor could improve breast cancer detection
University of Nebraska-Lincoln scientists have developed a nanoparticle-based device that emulates human touch and that could significantly enhance clinical breast exams for early detection of cancer. In a n…
UNL team probes climate's impact on groundwater quality
Climate change and increasing food production demands both influence groundwater quality. To better understand the links between climate, agriculture and groundwater, University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers will investigate clim…
Nebraska business survey: Steady expectations for growth, especially in urban areas
An August survey by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Bureau of Business Research showed that Nebraska businesses continued their positive outlook for the state economy for the seventh straight month. The…
Digital 'dream team' launches project to study 1 million novels
A "dream team" of digital humanities researchers that includes Matthew Jockers of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will study the development of the novel, thanks to a $1.8 million grant from the Canadian government. …
UNL study examines racial bias in death-penalty decisions
A Latino defendant convicted of murder who is poor is more likely to be sentenced to death by white jurors, a new study shows. The study was conducted by UNL psychology and ethnic studies professor Cynthia W…
Team to lead NEH-funded project to digitize Cather letters
Last year, the private musings of Willa Cather were made available to the masses for the first time in a book co-edited by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Andrew Jewell. About 550 of the author's letter…
UNL wins $11.3 million NIH grant for obesity research center
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has earned an $11.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish a research center focused on understanding nutrition and obesity at the molecular level. …
Nebraska's Leading Economic Indicator drops for 1st time in 6 months
The Leading Economic Indicator for Nebraska fell by 0.75 percent in July, its first drop in six months. "Results suggest that the rate of economic growth in Nebraska may slow in early 2015 after strong growt…
UNL sociologist studies HIV spread in rural Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico has one of the highest HIV rates in the United States, primarily from drug users sharing needles. To help prevent HIV infections, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln sociologist is using his expertise in studying how peopl…
Religious causes of Sand Creek Massacre featured in Great Plains Quarterly
Historian Christopher Rein examines religious violence and "Manifest Destiny" as causal factors of the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre in the summer issue of Great Plains Quarterly. Rein, associate professor of his…
Study: Higher education doesn't drive people from religion
For decades, higher education has often been cast as the villain in the story of U.S. religious decline. Past research supported these claims. But a new study by University of Nebraska-Lincoln sociologist Ph…
The best in the U.S. for entrepreneurship: Where does your state rank?
Fueled by its ongoing energy boom, North Dakota remains at the top of an annual list measuring states' ability to create new businesses. Created by economists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the State…
Nebraska, Iowa rank highly in new State Entrepreneurship Index
Nebraska ranked 18th and Iowa 11th in the 2013 State Entrepreneurship Index, a state-by-state measure of entrepreneurial strength produced by economists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Both states dro…


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