Farmers interested in bioenergy crops now have a resource to help them determine which kind of bioenergy crop would grow best in their regions and what kind of harvest to expect. Researchers at the University of Illinois have published a study identifying yield zones for three major bioenergy crops.
Women with symptoms of serious mental illness are significantly less likely to receive three routine cancer screenings – Pap tests, mammograms and clinical breast exams – than women in the general population, despite being at elevated risk for medical comorbidities and early death, a new study indicates.
University of Illinois entomology professor and department head May Berenbaum received the National Medal of Science in a White House ceremony on November 20. She was one of 10 new recipients of the medal, which honors American scientists “for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology,” the White House press office announced.
Retired baseball stars Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and Rafael Palmeiro -- careers tarred by allegations of steroid use -- received very different treatment over 12 years of national television news coverage, says University of Illinois professor Brian Quick, lead author on a paper about that coverage and its effects, published online Nov. 20 by the journal Communication Research.
The majority of preschoolers may not be getting the amount of sleep they need each night, placing them at higher risk of being overweight or obese within a year, according to a new study.