UNL News Releases: Research

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Research involving UNL scientists among year's Top 100 discoveries
Findings of two research projects involving University of Nebraska-Lincoln scientists were named among the 100 most important discoveries and developments in science in 2004 by Discover magazine. Each year, Discover selects the 100 top science storie…
High-resolution touch sensor could be boon to cancer surgeons, others
One of the trickiest decisions facing a cancer surgeon today is where to stop cutting. The surgeon doesn't want to stop too soon and leave cancer cells in the patient's body, but he or she also doesn't want to take too many cells and do unnecessary d…
$2 million grant funds UNL research to help bridges last longer
University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineering researchers aim to find ways to make the nation's bridges last longer and to design new ones that last a century or longer with funding from a new $2 million grant. With support from this four-year grant fro…
Forecast: Nebraska to be spared from worst as economy 'resets'
While the U.S. economy is showing signs of recovery, the chances of a rapid nationwide economic recovery, of the kind that typically follows a recession, are slim, a report by the Nebraska Business Forecast Council shows. Instead, the economy is lik…
UNL digital scholars net major grant for Civil War-era explorations
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has earned a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to expand its digital research on Civil War-era Washington, D.C., especially its pivotal role in the antislavery and civil rights movements. T…
Study finds links between high schoolers' hopes, educational attainment
Turns out the high school guidance counselor was right. Students who have high aspirations and put thought into their futures during their high school years tend to reach higher levels of educational attainment, according to a recent study. And what…
UNL research funding at $132.2 million
Funding for University of Nebraska-Lincoln research totaled $132.2 million for the fiscal year ending June 30, according to the UNL Office of Research and Economic Development. Officials said this represents a slight decrease from $…
Study: Increasingly, children's books are where the wild things aren't
Was your favorite childhood book crawling with wild animals and set in places like jungles or deep forests? Or did it take place inside a house or in a city, with few if any untamed creatures in sight? A new…
UNL team captures 3-D images of changing molecules
Light hitting a plant or the human eye triggers complex molecular changes. But molecules that react to light undergo structural changes so fast -- in less than 1 trillionth of a second -- that the initial stages of photosynthesis a…
UNL research connects early childhood with pain, depression in adulthood
It's common knowledge that a child who misses a meal can't concentrate in school. But what happens years down the road? Does that missed meal have any bearing on health in adulthood? A new University of …
Report reveals sharp drop in statewide groundwater levels
The recently released 2013 Nebraska Statewide Groundwater-Level Monitoring Report reveals significant groundwater level declines throughout Nebraska. “Almost the entire state – with the exception of a small area in the Sandhills – sa…
Nebraska's Leading Economic Indicator signals slower growth ahead
Nebraska's Leading Economic Indicator fell by 0.45 percent in September, marking the second decline in three months. "The decline in the Leading Economic Indicator suggests weaker growth for the Nebraska eco…
Biologist gains insights into genetic evolution of birds
A University of Nebraska-Lincoln researcher has contributed to discoveries about bird evolution as part of a new study that sequenced the complete genomes of 45 avian species. Published Dec. 11 in the journa…
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…
NSF grant helps preserve parasite collections
A $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will allow the Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology to digitally preserve four major collections of parasite specimens donated to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln during the past five yea…


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