Published Date:May 20, 2013
University of Illinois medical biochemistry professor Lin-Feng Chen, postdoctoral researcher Xuewei Wu, biochemistry professor Satish Nair, postdoctoral researcher Zhenhua Zou and their colleagues discovered a mechanism by which the inflammatory protein NF-kappa B is activated and contributes to some cancers.
May 20, 2013
Published Date:May 17, 2013
Illinois anthropology professor Kathryn Clancy and her research team at the Laboratory for Evolutionary Endocrinology showed that a womans reproductive function may be tied to her immune systems status.
May 17, 2013
Published Date:May 1, 2013
Research in the wake of Colony Collapse Disorder, a mysterious malady afflicting (primarily commercial) honey bees, suggests that pests, pathogens and pesticides all play a role. New research indicates that the honey bee diet influences the bees ability to withstand at least some of these assaults. Some components of the nectar and pollen grains bees collect to manufacture food to support the hive increase the expression of detoxification genes that help keep honey bees healthy.
May 1, 2013
Published Date:April 29, 2013
Researchers at the University of Illinois have identified biomarkers that can be used to determine ovarian cancer survival and recurrence, and have shown how these biomarkers interact with each other to affect these outcomes.
April 29, 2013
Published Date:April 19, 2013
A new global-scale modeling study that takes into account nitrogen a key nutrient for plants estimates that carbon emissions from human activities on land were 40 percent higher in the 1990s than in studies that did not account for nitrogen.
April 19, 2013
Published Date:April 15, 2013
College athletes are not the only ones who sometimes suffer at the hands of higher ups. A new report brings to light a more hidden and pernicious problem the psychological, physical and sexual abuse of students in the field of biological anthropology working in field studies far from home.
April 15, 2013