Americans see a lot of Abraham Lincoln – on our money, in advertising, in photos and films. It’s easy to think we know the guy.
But what we see in Lincoln may say more about us and our times than about him, said University of Illinois communication professor Cara Finnegan.
Giving new meaning to the term “sonic boom,” University of Illinois chemists have used sound to trigger microscopic explosions.
Bullying perpetration decreased by 20 percent over a three-year period among youths with disabilities who participated in a social and emotional learning program, a new study found.
An experimental drug rapidly shrinks most tumors in a mouse model of human breast cancer, researchers report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. When mice were treated with the experimental drug, BHPI, “the tumors immediately stopped growing and began shrinking rapidly,” said University of Illinois biochemistry professor and senior author David Shapiro. “In just 10 days, 48 out of the 52 tumors stopped growing, and most shrank 30 to 50 percent.”
Using high-performance computing and genetic engineering to boost the photosynthetic efficiency of plants offers the best hope of increasing crop yields enough to feed a planet expected to have 9.5 billion people on it by 2050, researchers report in the journal Cell.
“The End of the Tour,” a new film about a journalist’s five insightful days with “Infinite Jest” author David Foster Wallace, will be among the featured films at this year’s Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, running April 15-19 in Champaign-Urbana.