blog postsNutrition scientist Sharon Donovan elected to National Academy of MedicineOct 16, 2017 9:30 am0 views Induction into NAM recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievements and commitment to servicePlayers may sue if NFL punishes them for not standing during anthemOct 11, 2017 3:00 pm2 views New York Times (Oct. 10) 'There’s a basic fairness issue when you change a rule during the season, especially when you are getting browbeaten by the president,” says Illinois prof Michael LeRoyReconstructing Puerto Rico will be far more complicated than the recovery from KatrinaOct 10, 2017 12:15 pm2 views Illinois Professor of Finance Tatyana Deryugina: 'With Puerto Rico, I would expect many of those who leave will want to return. Whether they will depends a lot on how much is rebuilt.'Tatyana McFadden wins eighth Chicago Marathon, breaking her own course recordOct 9, 2017 2:15 pm1 views The victory this year was special for the Illinois alumna after missing the London Marathon and finishing fourth at Boston. She had been undefeated since 2013.Amid the state budget stalemate, labor costs of Chicago's Metra trains rose 32 percentOct 5, 2017 12:00 pm0 views Chicago Tribune (Oct. 5) It's a result of underfunding infrastructure, says Illinois professor Robert Bruno. 'These public agencies are getting by with chewing gum and masking tape and a little wire'Social media is full of concerns that 'margarine is one molecule away from plastic'Oct 3, 2017 12:30 pm3 views The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Oct. 3) – This margarine myth is not backed up by science, says University of Illinois Extension educator Jenna SmithChicago Marathon brought $282m to Chicago's economy in 2016Sep 29, 2017 4:00 pm13 views WMAQ-TV (Sept. 27) A study conducted by the Regional Economics Applications Lab considered the direct, indirect economic impact of the marathonIllinois alumnus Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy magazine, died WednesdaySep 28, 2017 10:45 am21 views Chicago Tribune (Sept. 28) At Illinois, Hefner doubled up on classes and graduated in two and a half years with a bachelor of science degree in psychologySen. Dick Durbin has reintroduced a bill that would make college textbooks freeSep 27, 2017 11:00 am1 views The Daily Northwestern (Sept. 27) At Illinois and the University of Minnesota, professors have already published free online textbooks that would have cost students roughly $150 at a bookstore. New report: Large numbers of older Americans are at risk of hunger, malnourishment.Sep 26, 2017 11:45 am1 views Deseret News (Sept. 25) The report was co-written by Illinois professor Craig Gundersen for the nonprofits Feeding America and the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger.Alum, Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan locked arms with players SundaySep 25, 2017 1:15 pm2 views Washington Post (Sept. 24) It was believed to be the first time an NFL owner had taken such a public stand on the side of his players during a national anthem demonstrationFuture farmers will benefit from Gates Foundation-funded research at IllinoisSep 21, 2017 2:45 pm0 views Illinois Farmer Today (Sept. 20) – It might be a decade from now, but soybean growers could benefit directly from the $45 million reinvestment supporting photosynthesis research at IllinoisGov. Bruce Rauner has wrapped up a nine-day trade mission to ChinaSep 19, 2017 12:45 pm0 views The Dispatch and Rock Island Argus (Sept. 17) While there, Rauner signed an agreement that will send Illinois students to China to work on sustainable energy technologiesIllinois researchers discovered significant atmospheric changes during the solar eclipseSep 18, 2017 12:30 pm0 views WCBU-FM (Sept. 15) An Illinois State Water Survey team documented weather during the eclipse at the Dixon Springs Agricultural CenterNational parks, writes an Illinois professor, are not 'isolated jewels in the American crown.'Sep 15, 2017 12:30 pm0 views The Blue Review (Sept. 11) Political Science professor Robert Pahre writes that national parks are 'parts of cultural landscapes that extend outside each park.'Can fake news be successfully debunked?Sep 13, 2017 3:45 pm0 views Pacific Standard (Sept. 13) Illinois psychologist Dolores Albarracin: 'Generally, some degree of correction is possible, but it’s very difficult to completely correct (misinformation).'Illinois Tennis alum Kevin Anderson played his way to the U.S. Open finalsSep 12, 2017 10:45 am1 views Chicago Tribune (Sept. 10) Anderson made it to the final, but lost to Rafael Nadal.Researchers find biomarkers as effective at predicting sepsis as long-term monitoringSep 8, 2017 2:00 pm0 views United Press International (Sept. 7) –Researchers from Illinois and Carle Foundation Hospital found that five key biomarkers in blood that characterize sepsis can give physicians as much information as hours of monitoring symptoms.Illinois professor explains labor unions' growth in popularitySep 6, 2017 10:30 am0 views The Washington Post (Sept. 4) – Michael LeRoy, an Illinois labor and law professor, discusses a renewed national interest in labor unions.In releasing water from Houston dams, Army Corps picks least bad optionAug 29, 2017 11:15 am0 views Wall Street Journal (Aug. 28) Water that tops earthen dams will quickly erode the soil and ruin the dams, says civil and environmental engineering professor Timothy StarkDiet rich in lutein, found in kale, spinach, eggs, could protect your brain from agingAug 22, 2017 4:00 pm6 views MSN (Aug. 22) Illinois researchers found that older people who had higher levels of lutein were more likely to match the cognitive pace of their younger counterparts who had lower levels of lutein. Digital models of underwater robots show energy-efficient swimmingAug 21, 2017 3:30 pm0 views New Scientist (Aug. 21) A new digital model of how fish are able to propel themselves forward without expending much energy may help create energy-efficient robots that swim just like the real thing. Researchers using 3-D modeling to grow virtual plants could help farmers boost crop yieldsAug 18, 2017 2:00 pm3 views Scientific American (Aug. 18) A digital sugarcane, described earlier this year by researchers at Illinois, illustrates how crops 'in silico' might aid farmersIllinois introduces new device that turns your smartphone into a medical labAug 15, 2017 11:00 am1 views Futurism (Aug. 14) It connects to smartphones and serves as a mobile lab. The inexpensive, versatile device will bring medical access to areas that cannot support a traditional lab. To feed the world, Illinois scientists work to improve photosynthesisAug 14, 2017 1:45 pm2 views MIT Technology Review (Aug. 14) By reworking the basic metabolism of crops, plant scientists at Illinois hope to forestall devastating food shortages.Unlike a trial jury determines guilt. A grand jury is a gatekeeper for issuing indictmentsAug 11, 2017 2:45 pm0 views PolitiFact (Aug. 10) In modern practice, the grand jury is a potent investigative tool for prosecutors, says Illinois law professor Andrew LeipoldResearchers use gradient light interference microscopy to create 3-D image of embryoAug 9, 2017 4:00 pm5 views “One of the holy grails of embryology is finding a way to determine which embryos are most viable,” says Illinois professor of animal sciences and bioengineering Mathew WheelerGardening apps are supplanting manuals, textbooks as the way people dig for informationAug 8, 2017 11:00 am2 views San Francisco Chronicle (Aug. 8) 'Extension apps provide reliable, research-based information,' says Christopher Enroth, an Illinois Extension educator who evaluates gardening appsBees are buzzing back from colony collapseAug 4, 2017 10:45 am2 views KTIC-AM (Aug. 3) As beekeepers have worked to improve hive conditions, the syndrome of colony collapse disorder has waned as a concern, says Illinois professor May BerenbaumScientists concerned EPA chief will kill a new report on the state of climate change scienceAug 2, 2017 3:00 pm0 views Nature (Aug. 1) 'We can’t allow science to be held hostage,' says Illinois researcher Don Wuebbles. 'I’m hopeful it won’t get to that, because it would look really bad for the administration to fight this.'