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Illinois News Bureau: Research

Illinois News Bureau: Research

  • 6/2/2014Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

    An analysis of more than six decades of death rates from U.S. hurricanes by a team of University of Illinois researchers shows that severe hurricanes with a more feminine name result in a greater death toll. From left, Kiju Jung, a doctoral student in marketing in the U. of I.'s College of Business and the lead author on the study; Madhu Viswanathan, a professor of marketing; and Sharon Shavitt, a professor of marketing at Illinois.

  • 5/30/2014Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor writer Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor published by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor
    The gap between stem cell research and regenerative medicine just became a lot narrower, thanks to a new technique that coaxes stem cells, with potential to become any tissue type, to take the first step to specialization. It is the first time this critical step has been demonstrated in a laboratory.
  • 5/29/2014Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

    A law designed to combat police misconduct is hamstrung by limited resources, a lack of transparency and "political spillover" at the U.S. Department of Justice, according to a recently published article by Stephen Rushin, a law professor at the University of Illinois and expert in criminal law and policing.

  • 5/22/2014Sharita Forrest writer Sharita Forrest by Sharita Forrest published by Sharita Forrest
    Family debt diminishes students’ prospects of graduating from college, and is particularly detrimental to black students’ chances of earning degrees, suggests a new study by social work professor Min Zhan and doctoral student Deirdre Lanesskog, both at the University of Illinois.
  • 5/22/2014Chelsey B. Coombs, Life Sciences Intern writer Chelsey B. Coombs, Life Sciences Intern by Chelsey B. Coombs, Life Sciences Intern published by Chelsey B. Coombs, Life Sciences Intern

    While disparities between groups are troubling, obesity is going up at a similar rate in all groups, researchers report.

  • 5/20/2014Chelsey B. Coombs, Life Sciences Intern writer Chelsey B. Coombs, Life Sciences Intern by Chelsey B. Coombs, Life Sciences Intern published by Chelsey B. Coombs, Life Sciences Intern

    Jim Monti, a postdoctoral research associate in the lab of Illinois psychology professor Neal Cohen, developed a cognitive task that helps differentiate older adults with very early Alzheimer’s disease from those experiencing normal aging.