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  • 6/3/2014Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor writer Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor published by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor

    University of Illinois kinesiology and community health professor Charles Hillman, right, and graduate student Mark Scudder looked at electrical activity in the brain to help explain why fitness is associated with better language skills in children.

  • 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.
  • 5/22/2014Chelsey 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.

  • 5/19/2014Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor writer Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor published by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor
    Teff, a nutritious grain, is a staple in Ethiopia. Its seeds are tiny – so small that some say its name was derived from the Amharic word for “lost.” Now, thanks to a creative educational initiative based at the University of Illinois, much less of the precious teff will be lost in Ethiopia.
  • 5/15/2014Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor writer Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor published by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor
    A new study could help resolve a longstanding debate about the origins of the first people to inhabit the Americas, researchers report in the journal Science. The study relies on genetic information extracted from the tooth of an adolescent girl who fell into a sinkhole in the Yucatan 12,000 to 13,000 years ago.