blog postsStudy finds biomarkers as predictive of sepsis as lengthy patient monitoringSep 7, 2017 12:45 pm0 views A new study with Carle Foundation Hospital physicians found that one measurement of biomarkers in the blood can predict a patient’s sepsis status as well as monitoring the patient for hours. Study finds brain network organization connects nutrition to intelligenceSep 7, 2017 12:30 pm1 views Illinois professor Aron Barbey led a study that found the functional network organization in the brain mediates the relationship between nutrition and intelligence.Paper shows retirees' decision to claim Social Security benefits influenced by ‘framing’Sep 6, 2017 9:45 am0 views A new paper co-written by business professor Jeffrey R. Brown says retirees are more likely to delay claiming Social Security benefits due to how the decision is “framed” to them. Book of essays considers how religions view other faithsSep 5, 2017 12:30 pm0 views A new book edited by University of Illinois religion professor Robert McKim examines how followers of a religious faith view those outside of their religion.Illinois researchers capture images in the fieldSep 5, 2017 12:15 pm1 views A new book by Illinois Natural Survey History educators, wildlife photographers and researchers Michael R. Jeffords and Susan L. Post documents some of their research adventures. Scientists discover spring-loaded mechanism in unusual species of trap-jaw antAug 30, 2017 2:15 pm0 views Researchers reveal how a group of trap-jaw ants can snap their jaws shut at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour – just fast enough to capture their elusive prey.Hurricane Harvey could speed the arrival of soybean rust in IllinoisAug 30, 2017 10:00 am0 views Hurricanes have been responsible for long-distance movement of rust spores in the past; scientists think Hurricane Ivan brought soybean rust to the U.S. from Colombia in 2004Illinois entomologist Berenbaum earns British Ecological Society's highest honorAug 29, 2017 4:00 pm2 views May Berenbaum was honored for her research focusing on chemical interactions between insects and plants, including the detoxification of natural and synthetic chemicalsIllinois campus explores legacy of the Russian Revolution in its centennial yearAug 29, 2017 9:45 am0 views One hundred years ago, the Russian Revolution “shook the world,” in the words of a famous bookRegister: Illinois' second annual Health Communication online conferenceAug 28, 2017 3:45 pm2 views The conference will showcase research on the relationships between technology, electronically mediated communication and healthcare. Registration and call for presenters now openResearchers identify cheaper, greener biofuels processing catalystAug 25, 2017 11:00 am0 views Nonpetroleum-based biological fuels may get greener, more affordable, thanks to research that examines the use of a processing catalyst made from palladium metal and bacteriaRinging in ears keeps brain more at attention, less at rest, study findsAug 24, 2017 4:30 pm6 views Illinois researchers found chronic tinnitus is associated with changes in certain networks in the brain, and that those changes cause the brain to stay more at attention, less at restIllinois launches first U.S. nanomanufacturing nodeAug 23, 2017 8:00 am4 views Illinois researchers have been awarded NSF funding to launch the country’s first computational node aimed at developing nanomanufacturing simulation toolsStudy links fish stress hormones to whether they take the baitAug 22, 2017 10:45 am0 views Largemouth bass whose cortisol levels rise most after a brief bout of stress are inherently harder to catch by anglingCicada wings may inspire new surface technologiesAug 22, 2017 10:00 am0 views Mechanical science and engineering and entomology researchers teamed up to look at cicadas for insight into the design of artificial surfaces with de-icing, self-cleaning, anti-fogging abilitiesPaper: Clinical signs best predictors of mortality in critically ill calvesAug 18, 2017 10:45 am0 views Clinical signs such as gastrointestinal problems or septic arthritis may be better predictors of mortality in neonatal calves with diarrhea than blood pH levels and other laboratory findingsSlowing dangerous bacteria may be more effective than killing them, researchers reportAug 17, 2017 9:45 am0 views Illinois researchers have discovered a mechanism that allows bacteria of the same species to communicate when their survival is threatenedHarnessing rich satellite data to estimate crop yieldAug 17, 2017 9:00 am0 views Satellite data is being harnessed by Illinois researchers for a more complete picture of cropland and to estimate crop yield in the U.S. Corn BeltPaper examines links between parents’ earnings, gender roles, mental healthAug 14, 2017 9:15 am0 views Some mothers’ and fathers’ psychological well-being may suffer when their work and family identities – and the amount of financial support they provide – conflict with conventional gender roles.New microscope technique reveals internal structure of live embryosAug 14, 2017 9:15 am0 views Illinois researchers have developed a way to produce 3-D images of live embryos in cattle that could help determine embryo viability before in vitro fertilization in humans.Taboo words’ impact mediated by context, listeners’ likelihood of being offendedAug 10, 2017 8:00 am0 views 'Depending on the identity of the speaker and the appropriateness of the situation in which they say it, a given taboo word may have stronger or weaker psychologica...effects'Increased risk of suicide, mental health conditions linked to sexual assault victimizationAug 9, 2017 8:45 am0 views Data shows having been sexually assaulted is associated with significantly increased risk of anxiety, depression, suicidality, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse...One step closer in explaining MS relapse during upper respiratory infectionAug 8, 2017 1:15 pm0 views 'We know that when MS patients get upper respiratory infections, they’re at risk for relapse, but...why (do) immune cells all of a sudden want to go to the brain?' asks professor Andrew SteelmanMedia portrayals of pregnant women, new moms unrealistic, study saysAug 7, 2017 12:15 pm0 views Images celebrating celebrities’ lightning-fast weight loss after giving birth – and the media’s overall focus on women’s bodies during and after pregnancy – can be detrimentalClimate change may confuse plant dormancy cyclesAug 7, 2017 11:45 am0 views “We think of climate change as being a slow and steady process; it’s possible that evolution could keep up with a pace like that. But we’re seeing extreme and sudden temperature fluctuations.”Researchers: Too much information can be a good thingAug 7, 2017 9:00 am7 views In the world of health care, the phrase “too much information”—or TMI—can be a serious problem. But not alwaysLizard blizzard survivors tell story of natural selectionAug 3, 2017 3:45 pm1 views “I think this is a really strong and clear story about biological responses to extreme weather events.”One year of observations from the Dark Energy SurveyAug 3, 2017 10:30 am1 views The data, processed by Illinois' NCSA, verify the theory that 26% of the universe is in the form of mysterious dark matter and that space is filled with an also-unseen dark energyThe bad rap for rapAug 2, 2017 9:00 am1 views Research shows how rap and hip-hop music are more positive than their stereotype suggestsStudy finds parallels between unresponsive honey bees, autism in humansJul 31, 2017 3:00 pm0 views 'Our data are telling us that social unresponsiveness does have some common molecular characteristics in these distantly related species.'