blog postsScientists foretell fate of state’s endangered plants as climate changesOct 14, 2019 11:30 am0 views Plants that thrive in particular conditions are most at risk. Many rare, endangered species fall into this category. These plants have very little to no chance of adapting to or surviving in a changing climate.Prescribing oral opioids for dogs likely doesn’t help them, veterinary experts sayOct 14, 2019 9:30 am0 views 'We have lots of good evidence that dogs respond favorably to injectable opioids, but the same is not true for the opioid tramadol when given orally,' said veterinary pain management specialist Dr. Stephanie Keating.Computational models used to predict behavior of protein complexesOct 11, 2019 10:30 am0 views The latest paper by Rafael Bernardi and Zaida Luthey-Schulten looks at how molecular dynamics simulations can be used to predict the behavior of protein complexes.Sweet corn growers, processors could dramatically increase yield, profitOct 9, 2019 1:45 pm1 views In an industry struggling to maintain profitability, it’s curious that U.S. processing of sweet corn is falling so far below its potential, according to a new study.Anger-prone children may benefit most from maternal sensitivity, study findsOct 3, 2019 10:30 am0 views Children who are prone to anger or less likely to express pleasure during everyday interactions may benefit most from caregivers who are sensitive to their emotional needs and behavioral cues.Study finds rising ozone a hidden threat to cornOct 1, 2019 8:45 am0 views A new study reveals genetic differences that influence how corn responds to higher concentrations of ground-level ozone.Purple martin migration behavior perplexes researchersSep 30, 2019 2:15 pm0 views Researchers recently discovered that purple martins are roosting in small forest patches as they migrate from North America to Brazil, an unexpected behavior.Examining climate change, land loss on Louisiana’s Houma tribeSep 27, 2019 10:15 am1 views Social work professor Shanondora Billiot interviewed 160 members of the United Houma Nation about the effects of climate change and land loss on their families.Illinois scientists find ways to improve cassavaSep 26, 2019 3:45 pm0 views Illinois researchers have identified opportunities to improve cassava yields.Personalized promotion a potential 'win-win' for retailers and consumersSep 26, 2019 10:45 am0 views “Personalized promotion” is a potentially lucrative opportunity for retailers that also pays the additional dividend of enhancing customer satisfaction, says new Illinois research.Economics of waste reductionSep 26, 2019 8:30 am0 views Don Fullerton of Gies Business received a $1.3 million grant to develop ways to encourage businesses and consumers to work together to reduce waste.Illinois study examines high-frequency hearingSep 17, 2019 8:15 am0 views Illinois researchers examine why people struggle to hear others in noisy environments as they age.Illinois researchers build microscopic biohybrid robotsSep 16, 2019 2:15 pm0 views Illinois researchers are bringing the field of mechanical engineering one step closer to autonomous biobots.Research tracks narcissism from young adulthood to middle ageSep 11, 2019 8:45 am0 views Narcissism tends to wane as a person matures, a new study confirms. But not for everyone, and not to the same extent.Researchers unveil new volcanic eruption forecasting techniqueSep 10, 2019 10:00 am0 views Volcanic eruptions are especially hazardous when they show few to no signs of unrest beforehand. Geologists are now using a technique traditionally used in climate forecasting to develop new eruption forecasting models.New salt-based propellant proven compatible in dual-mode rocket enginesSep 9, 2019 12:00 pm9 views 'We have (shown) that salt propellants work in the high-acceleration combustion mode. Now we know that this unique combination of salts will also work in the electric fuel-efficient mode.'Study: Action-oriented goals produce higher probability of purchases under tight deadlinesSep 9, 2019 8:00 am0 views If you want sell a product or service quickly, it helps to try a busy consumer, says new research co-written by U. of I. psychology professor Dolores Albarracin.As an act of self-disclosure, workplace creativity can be risky businessSep 4, 2019 10:30 am0 views Business professor Jack Goncalo finds that being creative in the workplace is potentially fraught with peril because creativity itself is deeply personal.Financial education programs, income-based repayment plans promote prosperitySep 5, 2019 1:30 pm0 views Research finds that young adults with student loans who participate in financial education programs become better financial managers who are able to build their personal wealth after college.Researchers develop technique to de-ice surfaces in secondsSep 3, 2019 1:15 pm2 views The method, which uses less than 1% of the energy and less than 0.01% of the time needed for traditional de-icing techniques, is published in the journal Applied Physics Letters. Researchers develop tiny thermometer to take fast temperatures in cellsAug 29, 2019 2:15 pm1 views With a tiny new thermometer probe that can quickly measure temperature inside of a cell, Illinois researchers have illuminated a mysterious aspect of metabolism: heat generation.New technique gives polyurethane waste a second lifeAug 26, 2019 8:30 am1 views A team at the University of Illinois has developed a method to break down polyurethane waste and turn it into other useful products.Researchers look at how opioids can increase pain sensitivityAug 20, 2019 12:00 pm9 views The chronic use of opioids can cause opioid-induced hyperalgesia, a condition where the patient receiving opioids for pain becomes more sensitive to certain kinds of pain. Indigenous scholars confront the power, limitations of genomicsAug 20, 2019 9:15 am0 views Participants learned how to amplify and sequence a fragment of their own DNA, and discussed the implications of genomics research involving their ancestors and communities.Developing a biocompatible nanoparticle to visualize lymph nodesAug 15, 2019 11:45 am1 views Currently, doctors use a blue dye to identify where the tumors aggregate lymph nodes, but the dye can cause skin lesions. Illinois researchers are developing a biocompatible nanoparticle with no toxic side effects. In product design, imagining end user’s feelings leads to more original outcomesAug 15, 2019 11:30 am1 views When creating products, companies should focus on how the product makes the consumer feel rather than utility, says Profressor Ravi Mehta.Researchers turn off backscattering, aim to improve optical data transmissionAug 12, 2019 9:00 am0 views Researchers confirmed that backscattered light waves can be suppressed to reduce data loss in optical communications systems.Printing flattens polymers, improving electrical and optical propertiesAug 9, 2019 11:30 am0 views Researchers have found a way to use polymer printing to stretch and flatten twisted molecules so that they conduct electricity better.Water pollution may be keeping silver carp out of Great LakesAug 9, 2019 9:15 am2 views For the past decade, the invading front of silver carp hasn’t moved past Kankakee. A new study, led by scientists at Illinois, suggests Chicago’s water pollution may be a contributing to this lack of upstream movement.Optimistic people sleep better, longer, study findsAug 7, 2019 8:30 am2 views 'Optimists are more likely to engage in active problem-focused coping and to interpret stressful events in more positive ways, reducing worry and ruminative thoughts when they’re falling asleep...'