blog postsStemlike cells at tumor perimeter promote new blood vessels to feed tumor growthOct 25, 2017 2:30 pm0 views The finding illustrates cancer’s robustness in response to stresses, and points to new considerations for assessing tumors and developing treatmentsScientists: Expanding Brazilian sugarcane could dent global CO2 emissionsOct 23, 2017 10:45 am0 views Vastly expanding sugarcane production in Brazil for conversion to ethanol could reduce global CO2 emissions by as much as 5.6%Illinois scientist named Packard FellowOct 18, 2017 12:45 pm0 views 'Her work is advancing our understanding of materials at the atomic scale, and she is a great inspiration and asset to our department.'Illinois sportfish recovery a result of 1972 Clean Water Act, scientists reportOct 18, 2017 11:15 am0 views Populations of largemouth bass, bluegill, catfish and other sportfish are at the highest levels recorded in more than a century in the Illinois River, according to a new reportMass killings happen randomly, yet rate has remained steady, study findsOct 18, 2017 10:45 am0 views One of the things we were hoping to do is give people some clarity. If they hear about an event, they can look at that event in proper context...”New book explores chasing the American dream in rural trailer parksOct 16, 2017 12:45 pm0 views How the American housing dream in rural trailer parks is often just that—a dream— that is rarely realized by those working poor families who call these parks homeMantis shrimp-inspired camera enables glimpse into hidden worldOct 12, 2017 3:00 pm0 views By mimicking the eye of the mantis shrimp, Illinois researchers have developed an ultra-sensitive camera capable of sensing both color and polarization.Researchers make headway in desalination technologyOct 12, 2017 2:15 pm1 views Illinois engineers have taken a step forward in developing a saltwater desalination process that is potentially cheaper than reverse osmosis and borrows from battery technologyCholesterol byproduct hijacks immune cells, lets breast cancer spreadOct 12, 2017 11:30 am1 views A cholesterol byproduct facilitates breast cancer’s spread by hijacking immune cells, a new University of Illinois study found. Making sense of the Arab SpringOct 11, 2017 10:00 am1 views U. of I. sociology professor Asef Bayat looks at the Arab Spring and its aftermath, as well as the nature of revolution itselfSome plants grow bigger – and meaner – when clipped, study findsOct 11, 2017 8:45 am0 views Some plants behave like the mythical monster Hydra: Cut off their heads and they grow back, bigger and better than before. They also augment their defensive chemistryResearch looks at white working-class views on identity, race and immigrationOct 10, 2017 10:15 am0 views One of the goals of the study was to increase understanding of these communities beyond the negative portrayal of them as disaffected, forgotten and racistStudy finds no ‘narcissism epidemic’ among college studentsOct 10, 2017 9:30 am4 views Today’s college students are slightly less narcissistic than their counterparts were in the 1990s, researchers report in a new study – not significantly more, as some have proposed.Few hunters know how their duck stamp dollars are spentOct 9, 2017 4:30 pm1 views Illinois hunters each pay $25 for an annual federal duck stamp to legally shoot waterfowl, yet few know how their money is used, according to a University of Illinois study.Illinois’ Gropp featured twice in DOE’s top 40 scientific milestones of past 40 yearsOct 6, 2017 9:45 am0 views Two papers coauthored by Bill Gropp, director of Illinois' NCSA were named in a select group of papers that have "changed the face of science"Are we at a tipping point with weed control?Oct 5, 2017 9:30 am0 views If farmers could no longer control weeds with existing herbicides, Americans would quickly notice a spike in their grocery billsTo kick-start creativity, offer money, not plaudits, study findsOct 4, 2017 12:15 pm0 views How to reward creative types for turning in fresh, inventive work? With a plaque or a party recognizing their achievement, or with cold, hard cash? New study says it’s all about the money, honey.Pay-it-forward college financing policies examined in new studyOct 4, 2017 9:00 am1 views Pay-it-forward college financing programs that let students pay tuition upon departure rather than entry may make college more accessible to students in the U.S.NCSA congratulates colleagues on their Nobel Prize in PhysicsOct 3, 2017 3:30 pm2 views NCSA at Illinois, a member of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) Scientific Consortium, congratulates the three LaureatesNew machine evaluates soybean quality during harvestOct 3, 2017 12:15 pm2 views The machine, which includes a high-speed camera, mounts inside the tank of the harvester. It takes images of the beans as they pass by and analyzes the beans in real time.Large, crystalline lipid scaffolds bring new research possibilitiesOct 2, 2017 3:30 pm1 views A new study reveals a lipid structure that can support much larger proteins and molecules than before.Tiny aquariums put nanoparticle self-assembly on displayOct 2, 2017 3:15 pm1 views A team of Illinois engineers is observing the interactions of colloidal gold nanoparticles inside tiny aquariumlike sample containers to gain more control over the self-assembly process of engineered materials.Click beetles inspire design of self-righting robotsSep 25, 2017 9:00 am0 views The beetles have a unique hinge-like mechanism between their heads and abdomens that allows them to flip into the air and back onto their feet when they are knocked overClassics professor uses 3-D technology to answer an ancient questionSep 22, 2017 9:15 am1 views For classsics professor Daniel Leon, a recent discovery about ancient life in Athens occurred because of what he calls 'serendipity' — and a bit of 21st century technology Infection in pregnant pigs leads to antisocial pigletsSep 20, 2017 9:15 am5 views When a pregnant woman gets the flu, her immune system's reaction could lead to behavioral disorders like autism in the child. Researchers want to know whyEven after debunking, misinformation and ‘fake news’ persistSep 20, 2017 9:00 am0 views Even in the face of evidence to the contrary, the effects of misinformation persist and can’t be wholly erased, says Illinois psychology professor Dolores AlbarracinChanges in nonextreme precipitation may have not-so-subtle consequencesSep 18, 2017 8:45 am1 views llinois researchers found that changes in nonextreme precipitation are more significant than previously realized and larger than those in major floods, droughts$45M to help feed a hungry worldSep 15, 2017 9:45 am1 views “RIPE has validated that photosynthesis can be engineered to be more efficient to help close the gap between the trajectory of yield increase and the trajectory of demand increase.”Redistricting less contentious when resolved using computer algorithmSep 11, 2017 9:30 am1 views 'Any legislator who is truly committed to their citizens must consider algorithmic redistricting as an available, and viable, option during the next redistricting period...'What would it be like if the rain from Hurricane Harvey fell in Illinois?Sep 8, 2017 12:30 pm0 views To help Illinoisans understand Hurricane Harvey, state climatologist Jim Angel shows what it would be like if 40 inches of rain fell in the state.