Research procedures change with move to remote operations

Lincoln, Neb. —Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation and the transition to remote operations, new procedures for University of Nebraska–Lincoln research facilities and personnel are in effect.

Starting March 20, all academic buildings’ exterior doors will be locked and will require NCard access. Those who do not have the needed access should contact their appropriate key managers or deans/directors.

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Research launches website on COVID-19 response

Lincoln, Neb. —The Office of Research and Economic Development, in partnership with a research task force, has developed a website to guide Nebraska researchers in planning for COVID-19. At this time, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln does not plan to restrict access to research spaces and will continue submitting proposals as normal.

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Study IDs strengths, obstacles for sustainable ag research

Lincoln, Neb. —Welcome to Pocket Science: a glimpse at recent research from Husker scientists and engineers. For those who want to quickly learn the “What,” “So what” and “Now what” of Husker research.

What?

Feeding the growing global population for years to come will require keeping farmlands healthy and resilient.

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Nebraska team links wild wheat gene to drought tolerance in cultivated wheat

Lincoln, Neb. —New research from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has led to the discovery of a novel gene that improves drought adaptation in wheat — a breakthrough that could contribute to increased world food security.

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$1.2 million grant to help corn and wheat growers manage nitrogen fertilizer application

Lincoln, Neb. — Corn and wheat growers across Nebraska will be able to gain hands-on experience with cutting-edge technologies that will allow them to more precisely identify the amount of nitrogen fertilizer their crops need, while preventing excess nitrates from ending up in Nebraska’s water supply.

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Early detection of changing ecosystems is aim of Nebraska-led research

October 2, 2019

Lincoln, Neb. — In medicine, the ability to screen for diseases before they wreak havoc on the human body has been revolutionary. Tests like colonoscopies and mammograms detect health problems before a patient has symptoms – and while there is still time to reverse course.

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Nebraska biochemist explores role of proteins in health

September 3, 2019

Lincoln, Neb. — An estimated 42 million protein molecules per cell carry out many of the human body’s most critical functions: transporting oxygen, delivering intercellular messages and driving immune responses, for example. Each protein molecule contains one or more intricately folded chains of amino acids, which form a 3D shape that evolves to respond to the environment and meet the cell’s demands.

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Stalk-worn sensor to measure crops’ water use

July 31, 2019

Lincoln, Neb. — Wearable technology will soon move from wrist to stalk, swapping measures of blood flow and respiration for sap flow and transpiration.

Their design won’t have anyone confusing growing season with fashion season, but the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s James Schnable and Iowa State University colleagues are developing a Fitbit-like sensor to be worn by corn and other thick-stemmed crops.

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Pannier earns Presidential Early Career Award

July 5, 2019

Lincoln, Neb. — University of Nebraska–Lincoln researcher Angie Pannier has received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

The award is the highest honor presented by the United States government to scientists and engineers who are in the beginning stages of their research careers. It is reserved for individuals who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology fields.

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