blog postsWays small businesses cope with COVID could impact which survive, how they operate.Jun 8, 2020 12:00 pm0 views CNN Business (June 7) 'We will undoubtedly lose many in-person businesses, (but) we may have a more robust on- and off-line landscape of experiences and businesses available after the pandemic,” says Illinois professor Jane Desmond.How two storm complexes kissed over Kansas City on Wednesday nightJun 5, 2020 10:00 am15 views The Washington Post (June 4) – Storms barreled in from the west collided with an atypical complex of thunderstorms from the east. “This is something that happens quite commonly in South America,” says U of I professor Steve Nesbitt. Respiratory viruses detected in 30 minutes with the help of a smartphoneJun 3, 2020 1:45 pm8 views Chemistry World (June 2) – U of I researchers designed a portable 30-minute test that can detect live equine respiratory viruses from nasal swabs using a system that integrates with a smartphone. It could be adapted for COVID-19.U of I team integrates spinal cord, muscle cells to make moving bio-botsJun 2, 2020 12:15 pm1 views Physics World (June 2) The integration of muscle and spinal cord gives the bio-bots’ movement a natural walking rhythm. U of I researchers: State could lose 550,000 jobs this year due to pandemicJun 1, 2020 12:15 pm0 views WGEM-TV (May 29) Researchers at the Institute for Government and Public Affairs say 40% of the direct losses will be concentrated in trade, transportation, business, and the leisure and hospitality sectors. What’s the recovery rate for COVID-19 in Illinois? It’s complicatedMay 28, 2020 11:15 am1587 views Chicago Tribune (May 27) Six weeks ago, the people being tested were very sick people due to the low availability of testing, says U. of I. professor Nigel Goldenfeld. With more testing, the calculated recovery rate should increase. America’s small businesses are in crisis. Their survival is key to reviving economyMay 26, 2020 9:15 am4 views Barron's (May 23) A team of economists led by U of I's Alexander Bartik found that, as of early April, 43% of small businesses were temporarily closed, and 38% said they were unlikely/somewhat likely to survive and reopen.Estimated 100,000 U.S. small businesses shut down since pandemic declaredMay 21, 2020 12:00 pm8 views The Guardian (May 21) Illinois, Harvard, University of Chicago researchers say many of the small businesses they surveyed were already 'financially fragile.'Why design thinking is essential when the world turns upside downMay 19, 2020 2:45 pm3 views Medium (May 11) Rachel Switzky, director of Illinois' Siebel Center for Design, writes about the cross-disciplinary creativity that resulted in the RapidVent low-cost emergency ventilator. Researchers use supercomputers to predict COVID-19 spreadMay 18, 2020 11:00 am1 views The Register-Guard (May 15) 'Supercomputing is being used to gain insight into how diseases function and to identify possible therapies,, says Bill Gropp, director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at U of I.Fed warns of multiyear recession without more pandemic aidMay 15, 2020 11:00 am1 views Washington Post (May 13) Retail, food services particularly susceptible to permanent closure, says U of I economist Alex Bartik who tracks small business closures from the pandemic. Tech company Belkin to build U of I's RapdiVent emergency ventilatorsMay 13, 2020 10:30 am7 views USA Today (May 12) Illinois' Grainger College of Engineering had the design, and Belkin also consulted with Carle Health of Urbana, Illinois, for what's being called the FlexVent. Illinois coronavirus deaths peak - but it’s more like a plateauMay 12, 2020 10:00 am4 views Chicago Sun-Times (May 11) The death range will remain between 50 and 150 a day into June according to models from both the University of Chicago and the U. of I. Illinois real estate experts are cautiously watching the housing marketMay 6, 2020 12:00 pm12 views Chicago Tribune (May 5) The March data showing a 4.7% increase in home sales statewide, is 'probably the last to reflect the pre-pandemic impact of the economy,' says U of I's Geoffrey Hewings.Recent U of I grad using business degree to support front-line, restaurant workersMay 4, 2020 2:45 pm1 views WGN-TV (May 3) Rachel Jacoby teamed up with two other Chicago-area Fulbright scholars to found Feed the Front Line – Chicago, which donates meals to essential employees. COVID-19 rapidly exposing food system’s susceptibilities, disconnectsMay 1, 2020 2:00 pm0 views Crain's Chicago (April 30) Could the pandemic catalyze a rethinking and transformation of the current centralized model? U of I President Emeritus Robert Easter, coauthors consider decentralizing the supply chainTiny walking bio-bots get a spinal-cord pep in their stepApr 30, 2020 1:15 pm0 views New Atlas (April 29) A U. of I. research team led by Martha Gillette, a professor of cell and developmental biology, has added a segment of lumbar spinal cord tissue to the bio-bot mix. People who get COVID-19 news from conservative, social media less informedApr 28, 2020 11:30 am9 views MinnPost (April 28) The study, study co-written by U. of I. professor Dolores Albarracin, also found those who rely on conservative media and social media were more likely to believe conspiracy theories about the virus.Portable microfluidic platform developed for detecting coronavirus using smartphoneApr 27, 2020 2:15 pm4 views Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (April 24) Researchers led by a team at Illinois have developed an inexpensive, sensitive smartphone-based device that can detect pathogens in about 30 minutes.Stuck on ‘pause,’ housing market braces for virus’s impactApr 24, 2020 2:00 pm493 views Chicago Sun-Times (April 23) 'It depends on how long the lockdown lasts and the effect it will have on people.' When, asks Illinois' Geoffrey Hewings, '...are people going to feel comfortable going out looking at homes?' Second wave of coronavirus infections could hit campuses hardApr 21, 2020 9:15 am397 views Wisconsin State Journal (April 18) The first wave of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. has most severely impacted large, densely populated cities. Midwestern university towns are poised to be epicenters for the second wave.Could the coronavirus pandemic disrupt the food supply chain?Apr 16, 2020 2:15 pm6 views WBUR-FM (April 15) – U of I professor Megan Konar, who has mapped the flow of food across the country, discusses where the food supply line is vulnerable.Farmers health paramount this planting seasonApr 15, 2020 2:30 pm1 views Ottumwa Courier (April 14) 'Those of us in agriculture tend to want to be tough and get on with it,' says U of I's Jim Lowe. 'This isn’t the time to be the tough guy.'What Illinois universities are doing to combat the coronavirusApr 13, 2020 11:30 am0 views WBEZ-FM (April 12) U of I researchers helped create social distancing models key to Pritzker’s decision to enact a stay-at-home order, they're producing hand sanitizer on an industrial scale, and they developed an emergency ventilator prototypeIllinois veterinarians volunteer to help fight coronavirus, provide equipmentApr 8, 2020 2:15 pm1 views WLS-TV (April 2) '...if the hospital system becomes overwhelmed, what additional resources do we have at our fingertips? We’re imagining the worst-case scenario, and just need to plan for that,' says U of I veterinarian Stephanie Keating.Bronx Zoo tiger tests positive for the virus that causes COVID-19Apr 6, 2020 2:00 pm4 views National Geographic (April 5) A veterinary team took samples from the tiger and sent them to a diagnostic laboratory at Cornell University and the U. of I. Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Some of Chicago's Latino neighborhoods are falling behind in census participationApr 2, 2020 3:15 pm2 views Chicago Tribune (April 1) For Latino households, issues like lack of internet access and low homeownership rates contribute to less participation in the census, says Illinois professor Julie Dowling.U of I gives design for emergency ventilator to manufacturers for freeApr 1, 2020 11:00 am11 views Chicago Sun Times (April 1) U of I will not receive royalties from the design or production of the ventilators, says Dean Rashid Bashir. 'We’ve had many potential partners reach out to us...even internationally.' U of I researchers' emergency ventilator prototype shows promising resultsMar 30, 2020 3:45 pm1 views Newsweek (March 30) More than 40 engineering, medical, and manufacturing experts began work on March 16 to create a device to help patients with severe symptoms of COVID-19.The effects of COVID-19 will ripple through food systemsMar 26, 2020 1:15 pm7 views Scientific American (March 26) As COVID-19 leads to widespread income losses, fewer consumers may be able to afford specialized or high-value products such as organic vegetables, says U of I Professor Megan Konar.