University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: News

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: News

  • 9/26/2014Sharita Forrest, Education Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Education Editor by Sharita Forrest, Education Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Education Editor
    Will members of the “Facebook generation” learn to eat their broccoli and take more walks if the messages come from electronic games and peers in videos instead? Researchers at the University of Illinois explored that possibility in a recent study that included more than 200 middle-school youth who were at risk for diabetes or already had the disease.
  • 9/24/2014Sharita Forrest, Social Sciences Edito writer Sharita Forrest, Social Sciences Edito by Sharita Forrest, Social Sciences Edito published by Sharita Forrest, Social Sciences Edito
    A new study of nearly 600 third-graders may explain why some children who experience peer victimization develop problems with depression or aggression while other children who also get bullied have healthy emotional and social adjustment.
  • 9/24/2014
    What is a Global Carbon Budget?
  • 9/24/2014Sharita Forrest, Social Sciences Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Social Sciences Editor by Sharita Forrest, Social Sciences Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Social Sciences Editor
    A number of studies have suggested that religion plays a critical role in black Americans’ mental health and life satisfaction, aiding their ability to cope with personal and societal stressors. However, a new study indicates that spirituality, rather than religiosity, may be the element that is essential to black women’s psychological well-being.
  • 9/23/2014Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor writer Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor published by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor
    Scientists have scoured cow rumens and termite guts for microbes that can efficiently break down plant cell walls for the production of next-generation biofuels, but some of the best microbial candidates actually may reside in the human lower intestine, researchers report.