blog postsResearchers expand microchip capability with new 3D inductor technologyJan 23, 2020 1:45 pm0 views A team of engineers has boosted the performance of its 3D inductor technology by adding as much as three orders of magnitudes more induction to meet the performance demands of modern electronic devices.Insights on condensation could lead to better power plant condenser, de-icing materialsJan 23, 2020 8:45 am0 views New research challenges an age-old theory about the processes that control the clearing of water condensation from surfaces. Designing a puncture-free tireJan 23, 2020 11:15 am0 views Finding a design that balances puncture-free strength with the elasticity needed for a comfortable, shock-free ride like conventional pneumatic tires is the key.The history of gender-neutral pronouns, from Shakespeare to emailJan 22, 2020 4:15 pm0 views Pronouns have 'this extra-special significance once again in the context of new gender issues. It’s not just women’s rights; now it’s trans rights and nonbinary rights,' says Professor Dennis Baron.Device helps streamline water purification, environmental remediationJan 21, 2020 11:00 am0 views Illinois researchers have developed an energy-efficient device that selectively absorbs a highly toxic form of arsenic in water and converts it into a far less toxic form.New study examines mortality costs of air pollution in USJan 21, 2020 10:00 am0 views Illinois researchers estimated the mortality costs associated with air pollution in the U.S. using a machine learning-based method to estimate the life-years lost and cost associated with air pollution exposure.Researchers gain control over internal structure of self-assembled composite materialsJan 15, 2020 2:00 pm0 views Researchers developed a new templating system to help control the quality and unique properties of a special class of inorganic composite materials.Nanosatellites improve detection of early-season corn nitrogen stressJan 14, 2020 8:30 am0 views Nanosatellites known as CubeSats can detect nitrogen stress early in the season, potentially giving farmers a chance to plan in-season nitrogen fertilizer applications.Developing label-free microscopic techniques to visualize cancer cellsJan 7, 2020 4:45 pm0 views Researchers have developed an imaging technique that provides better visualization of breast cancer cells and their associated extracellular vesicles.New compounds block master regulator of cancer growth, metastasisJan 7, 2020 8:30 am7 views Illinois researchers have developed new drug agents to inhibit a pathway that contributes to cancer. The compounds killed cancer cells and reduced the growth of breast cancer tumors in mice. For CRISPR, tweaking DNA fragments before inserting yields highest efficiency rates yetJan 2, 2020 1:45 pm4 views Illinois researchers achieved the highest reported rates of inserting genes into human cells with the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing system, a necessary step for harnessing the technology for clinical gene-therapy applications.Pentagon officials visit Illinois' new aerospace research centerDec 27, 2019 12:30 pm1 views Officials from the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Research and Engineering at the Pentagon visited the new Center for Hypersonics and Entry Systems Studies (CHESS).New polymer material may help batteries become self-healing, recyclableDec 23, 2019 8:45 am1 views Illinois researchers have developed a solid battery electrolyte that is both self-healing and recyclable.Book looks at how landscape design helps solve water issuesDec 20, 2019 3:00 pm0 views Landscape architecture professor Mary Pat McGuire co-edited a book discussing how landscape design research can help solve environmental problems related to fresh water systems.Caffeine may offset some health risks of diets high in fat, sugarDec 20, 2019 10:15 am5 views In a study of rats, University of Illinois scientists found that caffeine limited weight gain and cholesterol production, despite a diet that was high in fat and sugar. Single-molecule detection of cancer markers brings liquid biopsy closer to clinicDec 18, 2019 1:45 pm0 views Researchers developed a method to detect cancer markers that could be used for liquid biopsies – using a small sample of blood or serum to detect cancer, rather than the invasive tissue sampling routinely used today.Innovation: How digital research is illuminating societal issuesDec 18, 2019 10:00 am0 views Humanities researchers at Illinois are using technology to shed light on such issues as social media, gerrymandering and Proust scholarship.Five fascinating researchers in Latina/o Studies at IllinoisDec 18, 2019 9:00 am0 views These five scholars are helping the world understand everything from baseball to refugees to the upcoming census. The curious case of side effectsDec 18, 2019 8:45 am0 views Side effects are strange: Psychology professor Sean Laurent examines how our reaction to side effects reflects our moral reasoning.Nanopores can identify the amino acids in proteins, the first step to sequencingDec 17, 2019 2:00 pm4 views Grad student Kumar Sarthak and physics professor Aleksei Aksimentiev were part of a team that demonstrated that nanopores could sequence proteins, giving reserachers insight into activity within a cell. New heat model may help electronic devices last longerDec 16, 2019 10:45 am0 views Researchers found that some semiconductor fabrication techniques produce materials that perform better than others. This may help chip manufacturers find ways to better diffuse the heat that leads to device damage.Healthy diet may avert nutritional problems in head, neck cancer patientsDec 16, 2019 10:45 am0 views Head and neck cancer patients who ate a healthier diet prior to diagnosis were less likely to develop nutritional problems up to one year post-diagnosis, according to a new study.Cultural variables influence consumer demand for private-label brandsDec 16, 2019 8:45 am0 views Enhancing the prestige of private-label brands may more successfully attract certain consumers than offering products at lower prices, says new research from business professor Carlos Torelli.Paper: 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 am31 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 am2 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.'