Bartelt-Hunt searching sewage for COVID-19

Lincoln, Neb. —Every Thursday morning, before most of campus is awake, University of Nebraska–Lincoln engineer Shannon Bartelt-Hunt and a small team of graduate students and building systems personnel can be found at various campus sites, lifting manhole covers and collecting sewage samples.

They’re on the hunt for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Team IDs compound, gene essential to fungal infiltration of rice plant

Lincoln, Neb. —After paragliding in on a breeze, a spore released by the fungus Magnaporthe oryzae settles onto the leaf of an unlucky rice plant.

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Husker researchers linking cattle behavior to efficient beef production

Lincoln, Neb. —Range cattle spend most of their time grazing, ruminating, resting and watering. Using collars fitted with GPS and accelerometers, technology similar to that found in a Fitbit that collects data on movement patterns, University of Nebraska–Lincoln researchers are tracking the movements and behavioral patterns of beef cattle and how they link to efficient beef production systems.

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University awards 20 grants supporting COVID-19 studies

Lincoln, Neb. —Twenty University of Nebraska-Lincoln research teams have been selected for internal funding from the Office of Research and Economic Development’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant Program.

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University, Lincoln named finalist for NSF program to expand rural broadband

Lincoln, Neb. —A team of researchers and wireless technology experts from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the city of Lincoln, along with community, industry and university partners, has been selected as a finalist to lead a prestigious National Science Foundation research program focused on studying novel ways to reduce the cost of broadband delivery to rural communities.

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Husker team receives $1 million for projects to enhance soil health, productivity

Lincoln, Neb. —A University of Nebraska–Lincoln researcher’s team has received $1 million in grant funding for two separate projects designed to enhance the productivity and health of environmentally sensitive soils.

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Panhandle Perspectives: Panhandle Center hosts field day Aug. 20

Lincoln, Neb. —The University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center will partner with the Nebraska Dry Bean Growers Association on August 20 to host the annual field tour, Panhandle Agricultural Research and Technology Tour (PARTT). The in-person event will be conducted with social distancing and other precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Louis receives grant to research sorghum’s resistance to fall armyworm

Lincoln, Neb. —A University of Nebraska–Lincoln entomologist has received nearly $430,000 for research that could lead to a better understanding of sorghum’s natural defenses against fall armyworm.

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35 students receive stipends for summer research projects

Lincoln, Neb. —The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has awarded stipends to 135 undergraduates to participate in research with a faculty mentor this summer.

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