blog postsPaper: Economy benefits when secretarial jobs require more computer skillsDec 12, 2019 9:45 am0 views Research finds the adoption of new technologies in office, administrative support occupations ultimately leads to more job growth in the local economy, but offers mixed benefits for office support workers themselves.Experts review evidence yoga is good for the brainDec 12, 2019 9:00 am20 views A review of the science finds evidence that yoga enhances many of the same brain structures and functions that benefit from aerobic exercise.Team finds bovine kobuvirus in USDec 12, 2019 8:00 am1 views A virus that afflicts cattle that was first discovered in Japan in 2003 has made its way to the U.S., researchers report in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.Kamalabadi leads NSF project to develop distributed space telescopeDec 11, 2019 9:30 am0 views Prof. Farzad Kamalabadi is leading the project to develop a first-of-its-kind distributed telescope that will provide unprecedented resolution for space imaging, which could lead to a new understanding of space.By imaging the brain, scientists can predict a person's aptitude for trainingDec 9, 2019 8:00 am0 views Psychology professor Aron Barbey and colleagues found that the relative size of specific brain regions predicted how much a person would benefit from interventions designed to boost fluid intelligence.Leaders of nonprofits that use sport to better society often lack business skillsDec 6, 2019 9:30 am0 views Leaders of nonprofits that use sport for social change are usually passionate about their groups’ missions, many of them lack the entrepreneurial and leadership skills that their organizations need.Mental health info in underserved rural areas best delivered by family, friendsDec 3, 2019 9:30 am0 views 'We were surprised to find that they are really uninterested in the internet when it comes to mental health information. Farmers want information face-to-face, and they want it from their innermost circle.'Structurally designed 'DNA star' creates ultrasensitive test for dengue virusNov 26, 2019 11:45 am0 views 'This is more sensitive than any other way of detecting dengue, beating the clinical test by more than 100 fold,' said Xing Wang, an Illinois chemistry professor and corresponding author of the study.A little prairie can rescue honey bees from famine on the farm, study findsNov 25, 2019 2:15 pm1 views Honey bee hives placed near flowering prairies in late summer and early fall were much healthier than those left near soybean fields after August, the researchers found.Illinois research tracks genomic changes that reinforce darter speciationNov 25, 2019 9:15 am0 views Scientists have spent decades trying to understand the factors that allow closely related organisms to evolve into separate species.New study looks to biological enzymes as source of hydrogen fuelNov 25, 2019 9:15 am3 views Illinois scientists are looking to biological processes to find an efficient source of hydrogen gas as an environmentally friendly fuel.Structures near airports increase risk of airplane-goose collisionsNov 21, 2019 10:00 am1 views Researchers found that – in colder months, at least – some geese are hanging out on rooftops, in a rail yard and in a canal close to Midway Airport’s runways, increasing the danger of goose-plane collisions.Financial incentives for crowdsourced delivery workers can improve serviceNov 21, 2019 10:45 am0 views Targeted financial incentives can increase the service capacity of crowdsourced delivery workers without incurring additional costs for retailers, according to new research co-written by a Gies Business professor.Dozens of potential new antibiotics discovered with free online appNov 18, 2019 11:30 am1 views A web tool developed at Illinois speeds the discovery of drugs to kill Gram-negative bacteria, which are responsible for the vast majority of antibiotic-resistant infections and deaths.Paper: Outcomes vary for workers who 'lawyer up' in employment arbitration disputesNov 18, 2019 8:00 am0 views A worker who retains legal counsel to litigate a workplace dispute in arbitration doesn’t account for the potentially countervailing effect of employers hiring their own legal counsel, says U. of I. labor professor Ryan Lamare.Research explores impact of racial discrimination on dating websites for gay, bisexual menNov 14, 2019 1:30 pm0 views Because racialized sexual discrimination is a relatively new area of study, researchers currently don’t have a tool for measuring its impact on the well-being of men of color who use these websites.Simulation reveals how bacterial organelle converts sunlight to chemical energyNov 14, 2019 10:15 am0 views This is a major step toward understanding how some biological structures convert sunlight into chemical energy, a biological innovation that is essential to life.Graphene: The more you bend it, the softer it getsNov 13, 2019 11:00 am0 views Illinois researchers have determined how much energy it takes to bend multilayer graphene – a question that has long eluded scientists.AI to run chemical factories of the futureNov 13, 2019 10:00 am0 views Illinois researchers have combined a fully automated robotic platform with artificial intelligence to develop a new way to manufacture chemicals.Smartphone diagnostics kit for infectious diseasesNov 11, 2019 1:00 pm0 views Researchers at Illinois are developing a handheld instrument that can detect the presence of pathogens in less than 30 minutes using a single drop of blood - all with a $10 smartphone clip-on attachment.Film mines Zuckerberg's speeches for growth obsessionNov 7, 2019 12:15 pm2 views 'The obsession with growth revealed in Zuckerberg’s speech over 15 years reminds us how we ended up with a platform that values growth over anything else,' said Professor Ben Grosser.How does word prediction influence memory?Nov 5, 2019 10:15 am0 views 'There is an interesting loop of prediction and memory. If I make a prediction and it is confirmed, what happens to my memory? Does it get updated so that my predictions are better next time?'New approach uses light to stabilize proteins for studyNov 4, 2019 8:30 am1 views Researchers have developed a way to use light to control the lifetime of a protein inside the cell. It will allow better observation of how specific proteins contribute to health, development and disease.Online tool speeds response to elephant poaching by tracing ivory to sourceNov 1, 2019 12:45 pm2 views A new tool uses an interactive database of geographic and genetic information to help authorities quickly identify where the confiscated tusks of African elephants were originally poached.Human reflexes keep two-legged robot uprightOct 30, 2019 2:45 pm0 views Mechanical science and engineering professor João Ramos developed a human-operated robot, named Little Hermes, which relies on human reflexes to remain upright during locomotion.Evidence of humans, not 'bots,' key to uncovering disinformation campaignsOct 28, 2019 2:45 pm0 views It’s easier to spot online political disinformation by looking for traces of the humans behind it, says an Illinois professor and his research colleagues.Strategic orientation shapes how firms resolves workplace disputesOct 30, 2019 9:30 am0 views An Illinois expert who studies labor/employment arbitration examines the strategic underpinnings of why firms use certain alternative dispute resolution practices when sorting out a workplace issue.Study: Severe drought shuts down reproduction in copperheadsOct 29, 2019 9:30 am1 views A long-term study of copperhead snakes in a forest near Meriden, Connecticut, revealed that five consecutive years of drought effectively ended the snakes' reproductive output.Crystallization clarified, researchers reportOct 29, 2019 8:45 am1 views New techniques allow imaging, simulation for particles that are 100 nanometers in size – 10 times smaller than before.Drinking more water improves multitasking ability in children, study findsOct 28, 2019 10:30 am0 views After drinking more water for four days, 9- to 11-year-old children were more hydrated and had faster reaction times on a task-switching test, the researchers reported in The Journal of Nutrition.