blog postsTroubled waters: The dangers facing the world's major riversJan 18, 2019 8:30 am0 views 'Prioritizing the fate of the world’s great river corridors on an international political stage is imperative,' writes geology professor Jim BestBeckman research advances understanding of how readers process languageJan 16, 2019 10:30 am0 views The findings could lead to new teaching methods for struggling readers or second language learnersCilia beat to an unexpected rhythm in male reproductive tract, study in mice revealsJan 14, 2019 2:45 pm0 views Study finds cilia don’t transport sperm, as previously thought, but agitate the fluid to keep the sperm from aggregating. The findings could have implications for human fertilityThe secret Hollywood studio that shaped the nuclear ageJan 14, 2019 2:30 pm0 views The story of Lookout Mountain Laboratory was largely unknown because it was run largely in secret, as a unit of the U.S. Air Force. Two U of I professors spent 10 years piecing it together for a new book, websiteResearchers gain control over soft-molecule synthesisJan 14, 2019 2:30 pm0 views Illinois researchers developed a new technique that allows them to program the size, shape and composition of soft materialsExpert: Trump’s attitude toward immigrants, migratory laborers echoes past presidentsJan 14, 2019 9:15 am0 views Trump’s approach to undocumented immigrants and migratory laborers follows the example of pre-Cold War presidents who relied on racial animus to scapegoat foreigners, says professor Michael LeRoyAdolescent sleep problems linked with being bulliedJan 11, 2019 11:30 am0 views Illinois researcher finds strong evidence that kids who have been victims of bullying from their peers are more likely to have increasing sleep problems—such as difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep—over timePaper: Courts check presidential powers over immigration policyJan 11, 2019 9:15 am0 views Research indicates presidential powers over immigration have been hamstrung by the courts. Plaintiffs have won all or part of 89% of rulings in cases considering immigration orders that affect employment relationshipsResearchers diversify drug development options with new metal catalystJan 9, 2019 10:30 am0 views Illinois researchers have developed a new manganese-based catalyst that can change the structure of druglike molecules to make new drugs, advancing the pace and efficiency of drug developmentEnvironmental greenness may not improve student test scores, study findsJan 4, 2019 9:15 am0 views An Illinois research team found in a study of Chicago public school students that urban greenery was not associated with higher math and reading test scoresUnmuting large silent genes lets bacteria produce new molecules, potential drug candidatesJan 3, 2019 5:15 pm0 views By enticing away the repressors dampening unexpressed, silent genes in Streptomyces bacteria, Illinois researchers have unlocked several large gene clusters for new natural productsNew imaging tool shows molecular features of breast cancer tissue in real-timeJan 1, 2019 10:15 am1 views Using an optical imaging system developed in Dr. Stephen Boppart's lab, researchers have successfully visualized the tumor microenvironment of human breast tissue shortly after it was surgically removedCamera trap study reveals the hidden lives of island carnivoresDec 21, 2018 9:30 am0 views 160 cameras reveal that several mammalian predators are living on various islands in this remote archipelago in Lake SuperiorACES professor: The political history of the farm billDec 21, 2018 9:00 am0 views 'Because of the way the farm bill has been put together over time, it’s really a window into Congress and government. When you step back, you see, historically, how regional interests came into play' Study links nutrient patterns in blood to better brain connectivity, cognition in older adultsDec 19, 2018 10:30 am0 views Illinois researchers found a relationship between blood levels of several key nutrients associated with the Mediterranean diet and healthy brain connectivity and cognitionHome-packed lunches include more vegetables if children help, study findsDec 18, 2018 2:30 pm0 views 'Having the child help decide what they’ll eat for lunch may allow the parent and child to work together to choose fruits and vegetables the child is interested in eating.'Workplace discrimination claims fare poorly in arbitration, study saysDec 18, 2018 9:00 am0 views Employee discrimination claims largely received worse outcomes in arbitration than other work-related disputes such as wrongful termination or breach of contract, says Illinois professorStudy: Ambient restaurant noise may affect the bottom lineDec 14, 2018 9:45 am0 views Restaurant noise is a common complaint for diners, with some 25 percent saying they consider noise to be the most irritating component of eating outNew drug seeks receptors in sarcoma cells, attacks tumors in animal trialsDec 13, 2018 9:45 am0 views A new compound that targets a receptor within sarcoma cancer cells shrank tumors and hampered their ability to spread in mice and pigs, an Illinois study reportsDracula ants possess fastest known animal appendage: the snap-jawDec 12, 2018 8:30 am2 views Move over, trap-jaw ants and mantis shrimp: There’s a faster appendage in town. The Dracula ant can snap its mandibles at speeds of more than 200 mph - the fastest animal movement on recordCenter for Autonomy launched to develop research, education in emerging fieldDec 11, 2018 11:45 am0 views New center will play an important role in designing innovative systems that can function autonomously, or without human intervention, in a safe and reliable wayCoping skills program for disaster survivors may help children living in chronic povertyDec 10, 2018 3:15 pm0 views Conduct problems, hyperactivity and aggression declined; prosocial behaviors increased while the students participated in the interventionStudy: Early career choices appear to influence personalityDec 10, 2018 8:45 am0 views In a study that tracked young adults over a period of six years, psychology professor Brent Roberts and colleagues found that early life career choices are associated with shifts in personalityPlanning processes for Chicago's 606 Trail spawned gentrification, study findsDec 7, 2018 10:30 am0 views When nonprofit organizations coordinate large green infrastructure projects such as Chicago’s 606 Trail, the likelihood of gentrification occurring significantly increasesEleven Illinois researchers rank among world’s most influentialDec 4, 2018 12:30 pm0 views Chemistry professor Catherine Murphy is one of eleven Illinois faculty members on the Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list, 2018Team converts wet biological waste to diesel-compatible fuelDec 4, 2018 9:45 am1 views Researchers report they can convert wet biowaste, such as swine manure and food scraps, into a fuel that can be blended with diesel and that shares diesel’s combustion efficiency and emissions profileStudy: Boys with social difficulties most susceptible to early substance useDec 3, 2018 11:30 am0 views Boys who had significant problems in all four domains – social skills, anxiety, learning and conduct – were the most susceptible to engaging in aggression and substance useAdoption of mobile payment shifts consumer spending patterns, habitsNov 29, 2018 12:30 pm1 views Paying for goods with a smartphone not only increases the overall transaction amount and frequency of purchases by consumers, it also effectively replaces the actual, physical credit cards in their walletsNorth American checklist identifies the fungus among usNov 29, 2018 11:45 am0 views Illinois Natural History Survey mycologist Andrew Miller and his colleagues created the first comprehensive checklist of North American fungi. North American checklist identifies the fungus among usNov 28, 2018 11:00 am0 views Illinois Natural History Survey mycologist Andrew Miller and his colleagues created the first comprehensive checklist of North American fungi.