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…
UNL would receive bioenergy facility funds under appropriations bill
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln would receive $2 million to establish a pilot-scale bioenergy research facility under a recommendation in the 2008 Senate energy and water appropriations bill. Research conducted at the pilot plant will focus on dev…
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…
UNL physicist Centurion earns DOE early career research grant
It's well known that sunlight fuels plants. But exactly how plants convert photons of light into energy is a mystery. The first molecular step in conversion takes less than one-trillionth of a second, far too fast for scientists to see the process. …
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's Cho wins $400,000 award to build safer job sites using 3D technology
Yong Cho is helping the construction industry to work smarter, not harder -- and through his research, tomorrow's job sites will be much safer and more efficient, too. Cho, an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Durham School…
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…
Study: Childfree women feel most pressure to have kids, but stress least about it
Women who choose to be permanently childfree feel less distress about not having kids than women who are childless from infertility and other reasons, a new national study shows. At the same time, voluntarily childfree women percei…
UNL's Molfese among national panel studying youth sports concussions
Dennis Molfese, director of the new Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is one of 14 authorities who served on a National Academy of Sciences committee that investigated sports-related conc…
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…
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…
Study: Climate change leads to rapid emergence of infectious diseases
The appearance of infectious diseases in new places and new hosts, such as West Nile virus and Ebola, is a predictable result of climate change, says a zoologist affiliated with the Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology at the University of Neb…
Engineers develop next-gen temperature sensor with U.S. Navy
UNL engineers and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory have designed a next-generation temperature sensor set to improve the measurement of oceanic dynamics that shape marine biology, climate patterns and military operations. The fiber-optic sensor ca…
NuTek Food Science to locate R & D at Nebraska Innovation Campus
NuTek Food Science, a company that helps create great-tasting and affordable food to enhance global health, will locate its research and development office at Nebraska Innovation Campus later this year, Dan Duncan, NIC’s executive director, announc…
Yield gap study highlights potential for higher crop yields in Africa
Agricultural yields could more than triple in a number of African countries, suggesting that tremendous improvements in food security are possible, according to new findings by the Global Yield Gap and Water Productivity Atlas. Developed by a resear…


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