UNL News Releases: Research

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UNL, UNMC engineers, surgeons develop unique surgical tool
One of the problems with being an ergonomist is that one notices badly designed things and has an overwhelming urge to fix them. At least, that's how Susan Hallbeck feels. An associate professor of industrial engineering at the University of Nebraska…
Study shows evidence of early reading on learning success
Parents and educators now have more evidence that it's a good idea for parents to read to babies. According to a first-of-its-kind large-scale study of low-income parents, early reading associates with a toddler's vocabulary. The study, led by a rese…
UNL plant researchers publish finding on enzyme, drought connection
A better understanding of how plants tolerate drought could result from research by University of Nebraska-Lincoln scientists. A paper in this week's Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences, with biologist Heriberto Cerutti as the senior au…
NASA awards grants to 2 UNL faculty
The NASA Nebraska Space Grant and EPSCoR office at the University of Nebraska at Omaha has announced that two University of Nebraska-Lincoln professors have been awarded NASA EPSCoR grants of $750,000 each. NASA EPSCoR received 50 proposals from acro…
State Museum botanical collection database reaches 100,000 specimens
The University of Nebraska State Museum's historic collection of plant specimens reached a milestone recently. On July 15, staff of the Bessey Herbarium entered data about the 100,000th plant specimen into its computerized database system. The speci…
UNL biochemist probes protein for disease clues
Scientists believe they have discovered a common link between such disparate diseases as Parkinson's disease and some types of cancer. Studying these links could lead to advances in combating these and other human diseases. University of Nebraska-Li…
Religious accommodation in workplace leads spring Great Plains Research
Do state constitutions provide greater possibilities for workplace religious accommodation than is currently available to religious minorities under federal law? Two researchers at the University of Nebraska at Kearney approached this question by ex…
Zeng named recipient of Midwest Award for achievements in chemistry
University of Nebraska-Lincoln chemistry professor Xiao Cheng Zeng has been selected for an honor recognizing outstanding achievements in chemistry. Zeng, Ameritas Distinguished University Professor of chemistry, has been named the 2011 recipient of…
Bartelt-Hunt wins award to study environmental impact of prion diseases
Deadly prion diseases, such as chronic wasting disease and bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE, survive in soil for years and can remain infectious in the environment. A University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineer's research could…
Forecasters: Nebraska economy to grow modestly through 2014
State forecasters expect Nebraska's economic growth to remain modest over the next two years, helping the state maintain low unemployment and relative strength compared with the U.S. economy. In its latest l…
Study links kids' neighborhood surroundings with survival expectations
What do you want to be when you grow up? It's a common question asked of children, and they can come up with all sorts of answers: A doctor. A firefighter. A teacher. Kids think about their futures as th…
UNL researcher assists in recent particle decay discovery at CERN
With the discovery of a rare particle decay at the CERN laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland, physicists have a new incentive to continue exploration of the standard model of particle physics -- and University of Nebraska-Lincoln scie…
Team develops chemical solution for graphene challenges
There's no question that graphene is a really cool material. It's the thinnest substance ever made, a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal honeycomb pattern. Although it's as stiff as diamond and hundreds of times stronger th…
Young men increasingly outnumber young women in rural Great Plains
In many rural communities hard hit by decades of population declines, young men increasingly outnumber young women, a new study of Kansas and Nebraska census data shows. In places with 800 or fewer residents, the pr…
UNL team studies 'regime shifts' in ecosystems
The prehistory of major ecological shifts spanning multiple millennia can be read in the fine print of microscopic algae, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Th…


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