A single-celled organism that wants no oxygen, needs no light and feeds on waste products can also yield sizable amounts of isoprene, the primary component of synthetic rubber.
A vaccine candidate developed by Nebraska’s Eric Weaver and colleagues has demonstrated signs of protection against an unprecedented range of swine flu strains, the likes of which drove pandemics in both 2009 and 1918.
The unrivaled growth spurts of gargantuan dinosaur species likely explain a scarcity of medium-sized species in prehistoric ecosystems, says research from Nebraska’s Kate Lyons and colleagues.
The lip-chapping, teeth-chattering Arctic blast of sub-zero cold that has descended on Nebraska proved bitter enough to cancel in-person classes on Feb. 15 and 16. But then, cold snaps are old hat for Nebraskans. Click through to find out how Huskers have learned to embrace, or at least brace for, the eye-blearing chills that strike Nebraska and other wintry climes.
Greater exposure to seasonal coronaviruses, specifically those responsible for common colds, could help explain why most of sub-Saharan Africa has endured less severe SARS-CoV-2 outbreaks than many other areas of the world, according to research led by Nebraska’s Charles Wood.