UNL's Jiri Adamec is refining nationally recognized plasma-extraction technology to develop a cost-effective method to prescreen for diseases in parts of the world without ready access to blood testing. One day, the technology could allow individuals to take their own blood sample with a mere finger prick and blot it onto a small card.
With the help of a new two-year grant from the National Institutes of Health, a UNL research team is aiming to learn how children’s experiences across multiple social contexts influence links between early childhood temperament and adolescent development.
Birds of a feather flock together: It’s an old saying that is true in many ways. But as the U.S. population becomes more diverse, those we count as our closest friends and confidants are changing as well, a new study by UNL sociologist Jeffrey Smith shows.
A research team led by UNMC's Dr. Dmitry Oleynikov and UNL's Shane Farritor has received a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Army to continue work on robotic telesurgery research. The team has been developing the technology since 2008 and hopes to do clinical trials in 2015.
In The News UNL in the National and Global Spotlight
- WKCT radio (Bowling Green, Ky.): High tech equipment can benefit small farms
- KGVO Radio (Montana): UNL study shows feed additive does not harm cattle
- FOX Radio: John Hibbing on The Alan Colmes Show
- USA Today: Many kids don't have a realistic take on their weight
- Smithsonian Channel: Aerial America -- Nebraska
Big Events on Campus
A mixed-use development opening this summer will expand UNL's on-campus parking and off-campus living options. Located at 18th and R streets, the 50/50 building was funded through a public-private partnership between UNL and America First Real Estate Group.
A research team led by UNL's Scott Gardner has identified four new species of Ctenomys, a genus of gopher-like mammal found throughout much of South America. All four of the new species were found in the lowlands and central valleys of Bolivia.
Update those calendars: Chancellor Harvey Perlman will deliver his 15th State of the University address on Oct. 2. The speech, originally scheduled for Sept. 16, will begin at 11 a.m. at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.