blog postsTeam visualizes tumor microenvironment of human breast tissue shortly after removalJan 2, 2019 11:45 am0 views Photonics (Dec. 27) the visualization was made possible by using a new portable optical imaging system developed by lab of Professor Stephen BoppartUnder a new deal, China would purchase $40 to $50 billion in U.S. ag productsJan 2, 2020 11:15 am0 views Washington Post (Dec. 30) 'If the trade deal is signed and it’s real, (we'd) be looking at a China-driven miniboom in the ag sector,' says economist Scott Irwin. But, he adds, 'I don’t even know how we’d get to that number.'Despite recent tough times for farmers, cutting costs may not be a priority for '20Jan 3, 2020 12:15 pm0 views Kenosha News (Jan. 3) Illinois ag economist Scott Irwin says making big cuts could hurt farmers in the long term. He sees light at the end of the tunnel, especially in a tentative trade pact between the U.S. and China.Can blue-state lawmakers ban ballot access to presidential candidates who don't release taxes?Jan 4, 2017 2:30 pm0 views Vikram Amar, College of Law dean at Illinois, says that a patchwork of ballot access requirements could violate the constitution.New study says exercise may change our gut healthJan 4, 2018 2:00 pm0 views The New York Times (Jan. 3) Exercise may change the composition and activity of the trillions of microbes in our guts in ways that could improve our health over time, a new Illinois study finds.Meet the Illinois startup helping NASA, Boeing detect errors in their softwareJan 4, 2019 11:45 am0 views Chicago Inno (Jan. 3) Runtime Verification's technology can automatically detect bugs that are lurking in a company’s software and identify problems before a program crashesIllinois professor’s research looks at brain activity as it relates to yogaJan 6, 2020 12:45 pm0 views BTN (Jan. 3) 'Anecdotally, anyone you talk to will tell you it helps them. The instructors...can tell how different poses will help,' says researcher Neha Gothe. 'But there definitely needs to be more science to back it up.'Police should be trained to consider someone’s mental status when applying force, if possibleJan 8, 2018 11:45 am0 views WBEZ-FM (Jan. 8) By doing so, officers can potentially step back and realize they don’t necessarily need to use force, according to the director of the Police Training Institute at IllinoisA tiny implantable device detects overactivity in the bladder, uses light to reduce the urge to urinateJan 8, 2019 1:00 pm0 views Photonics (Dec. 7) Illinois researchers worked with colleagues at Washington University School of Medicine and the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern to create the deviceResearchers hack plants to increase efficiencyJan 8, 2019 8:45 am0 views Mother Nature Network (Jan. 7) Illinois, DOA scientists discovered how to help plants avoid grabbing unnecessary oxygen molecules during photosynthesis, resulting in a 40% increase in biomassA defeat at the Supreme Court has emboldened more teachers organizations to strikeJan 9, 2019 4:00 pm0 views CNBC (Jan. 9) 'The educational sector is rife with deep grievance and frustration, but there’s now a sense that you can actually win,' says Illinois labor professor Robert BrunoMore Americans are getting high school diplomas, but fewer are enrolling in college. Why?Jan 11, 2016 11:45 am0 views The Atlantic (Jan 11) - Illinois economist Jeffrey Brown says students were more likely to enroll and stay in college during the Great Recession, when there were fewer jobs.#MeToo? Some hospitals allow pelvic exams without explicit consentJan 11, 2019 11:45 am0 views HIV Plus Magazine (Jan. 11) Robin Fretwell Wilson, a professor of law at Illinois, says women should have a say on the issue. She hopes to draw attention to it in the wake of the #MeToo movementTop translation firm rapidly growing, partly due to its improvement on machine translationJan 14, 2019 3:15 pm0 views Crain's (Jan. 14) 'The (machine translation) system does not do what (humans) do, which is taking prior context into account when translating the next sentence,' says Illinois professor Lane SchwartzHow eel-like hagfish deploy their exploding slime to choke attackersJan 16, 2019 11:30 am0 views Newsweek (Jan. 15) Hagfish slime expands by a factor of 10,000, becoming a mass that clogs the gills of predators. An Illinois grad student is leading researchers who've started to figure out how the slime unravelsBargaining between Illinois and its largest public employees union has stalledJan 17, 2017 12:00 pm0 views WTTW-TV (Jan. 16) Now AFSCME Local 31 will vote on whether it should strike. “We really are in uncharted territory here,” says professor Robert Bruno of the U. of I.’s Labor Education Program.We know a lot about sodium consumption and human health, but is black pepper healthy?Jan 17, 2019 12:15 pm0 views Time (Jan. 16) 'There are a number of animal studies that indicate some potential benefit for the gastrointestinal tract,' says Keith Singletary, Illinois professor emeritus, who wrote an overview on pepper research How farmers can profit by growing biomass - despite the long establishment periodJan 18, 2017 11:45 am0 views Agrinews (Jan. 17) “We have shown that farmers can grow corn as a companion crop with switchgrass to generate revenue in the establishment year,” says Illinois crop sciences professor D.K. Lee.College admissions officials to monitor how a Trump presidency affects international applicationsJan 19, 2017 11:45 am0 views Chicago Tribune (Jan. 19) In Illinois, more than 50,000 foreign students brought an estimated $1.6 billion to the state in 2015. About 11,000 of those international students are at the U. of I.Consumers see more risk than reward, fear privacy breaches in online adsJan 19, 2018 12:15 pm0 views Study Finds (Jan. 13) Consumers see more risk than benefit, so they 'perceive more privacy concern, and finally to avoid the advertising,' says Illinois professor Chang-Dae HamCollaborative group work on important social issues can make children better decision-makersJan 20, 2016 11:45 am0 views Times of India (Jan. 20) - "Collaborative group work positions students as active decision-makers, whereas direct instruction places them in a passive role," said study lead author Xin Zhang from IllinoisSecond year in a row: U. of I. poised to freeze tuition for new in-state undergrads next yearJan 21, 2016 12:00 pm0 views Chicago Tribune (Jan. 20) - Officials hope the tuition freeze will help attract students who have been leaving the state as costs have increased and the state's financial outlook is uncertain. The TSA intercepted a record number of guns at airport checkpoints last yearJan 21, 2020 1:15 pm0 views Washington Post (Jan. 21) Illinois' Sheldon Jacobson says TSA’s concerns over the 2019 increase come without context. 'Yes, it’s a big number, but it’s inconclusive what it means,' he says. Ebert film fest to open with Guillermo del Toro, his 2015 gothic horror movie "Crimson Peak"Jan 22, 2016 12:15 pm0 views The Panagraph (Jan. 21) - Chaz Ebert says her late husband would have approved of the choice for the 18th annual Ebertfest in Champaign.Wary, weary or both, southern lawmakers tone down culture wars with elections loomingJan 23, 2018 10:00 am0 views New York Times (Jan. 22) 'I think people are tempering, and I think they’re thinking harder about what can be achieved,' said Robin Fretwell Wilson, a law professor at IllinoisTendency to rely on the internet as a memory aid increases after each useJan 24, 2017 10:45 am0 views The Guardian (Jan. 24) Researchers at Illinois and U-C Santa Cruz have identified the phenomenon they call 'cognitive offloading'Illinois Extension receives $1.5 million grant from the IEPA to help reduce nutrient loss to waterwaysJan 25, 2018 11:30 am0 views Effingham Daily News (Jan. 24) Extension will hire two watershed coordinators to help producers implement management practices identified in the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy41 states lack regulations requiring buffer zones to protect young children from pesticide driftJan 26, 2018 1:30 pm0 views Morris Herald-News (Jan. 26) 'We say you need to be very cautious spraying around noncrop areas, be aware of wind speed and direction,' says Illinois Extension's Dennis BowmanReducing air pollution saved the US $24 billion on elderly health benefitsJan 29, 2020 10:30 am0 views 'One of the main ways...we differ from previous studies of air pollution is that we rigorously estimate the counterfactual life expectancy of individuals killed by acute pollution exposure,” says Illinois's Tatyana DeryuginaIllinois A-G Lisa Madigan wants to stop state worker paychecks until there’s a state budget dealJan 30, 2017 12:00 pm0 views WIS-TV (Jan. 27) Labor Expert Robert Bruno says that action would not dampen enthusiam for a strike by AFSCME workers. 'It could only have the effect of further encouraging it.'