blog postsMolecular beacon signals low oxygen with ultrasoundDec 8, 2017 8:30 am0 views 'We can give a doctor a three-dimensional, real-time view into the tissue to guide surgical procedures and treatment plans.' Chemistry professor Jefferson ChanStudy: Viruses share genes with organisms across the tree of lifeDec 6, 2017 8:45 am0 views Study finds viruses share genes across the three superkingdoms of life, from bacteria and archaea, to eukarya, a group that includes animals, plants, fungi and all other living thingsSeeing the world like a fishDec 5, 2017 8:15 am0 views Animal biologist develops app to see fishing lures through the eyes of a bassExercise changes gut microbial composition independent of diet, team reportsDec 4, 2017 12:15 pm0 views Two studies – one in mice and the other in humans – offer the first definitive evidence that exercise alone can change the composition of microbes in the gutNew book explores housewives, food and consumer protests in 20th-century AmericaDec 4, 2017 9:15 am0 views Rising cost of meat, power of housewives to agitate for a more equitable standard of living the focus of a new book by Illinois professor Emily E. LB. TwarogConspiracy thinking less likely with greater news media literacy, study suggestsNov 29, 2017 10:30 am2 views The more you know about the news media and how it works, the less likely you are to believe conspiracy theories – even ones you might find politically temptingStudy: Stereotypes about race and responsibility persist in bankruptcy systemNov 29, 2017 8:45 am0 views Research finds bankruptcy attorneys have little knowledge of racial disparities within the bankruptcy system, relying instead on common stereotypes about race, responsibility and debtDrug-delivering nanoparticles seek and destroy elusive cancer stem cellsNov 27, 2017 10:45 am0 views Illinois researchers are sending tiny drug-laden nanoparticles on a mission to seek and destroy cancer stem cellsCancer drug starts clinical trials in human brain-cancer patientsNov 27, 2017 9:00 am1 views A drug that spurs cancer cells to self-destruct has been cleared for use in a clinical trial of patients with a rare malignant brain tumor, and an aggressive late-stage cancer of the brainCarefully crafted light pulses used to control neuron activityNov 20, 2017 11:30 am0 views Chemists have used 'coherent control' light beams to regulate chemical reactions, but this study is the first demonstration of using them to control function in a living cellA method to locate power grid hackers using GPS signalsNov 20, 2017 10:45 am1 views CSL researchers developed a method to locate power grid hackers using GPS signals, earning them a Best Presentation Award at the 2017 ION GNSS+ conferenceTheory: Flexibility is at the heart of human intelligenceNov 20, 2017 10:30 am1 views New theory aruges that the brain’s dynamic properties – how it is wired, how that wiring shifts in response to changing intellectual demands – are the best predictors of intelligenceFive Illinois researchers rank among world’s most influentialNov 17, 2017 9:45 am0 views The list recognizes leading researchers in the sciences and social sciences from around the world based on journal article publication and citation dataeDNA tool detects invasive clams before they become a nuisanceNov 17, 2017 9:00 am0 views 'There’s a lot of DNA floating around in a lake or a stream, and if we can capture and identify it, it can tell us what organisms are present, including invasive species.'New polymer targets ulcer-causing bacteria in the stomachNov 16, 2017 2:00 pm0 views Antimicrobial agent morphs into a bacterial hole-puncher in the stomach’s acidic environment, reverts to an inactive structure when it reaches small intestine's higher pH environmentGenomic study explores evolution of gentle ‘killer bees’ in Puerto RicoNov 16, 2017 9:15 am0 views The new findings offer a bit of hope for the beleaguered beekeeping industry, the researchers said.Study in mice finds dietary levels of genistein may adversely affect female fertilityNov 14, 2017 9:00 am0 views Chronic preconception exposure to genistein affected pregnancy rates in mice and was associated with prolonged labor, smaller litters and pups, and higher rates of pup mortalityPaper: ‘No money down’ bankruptcies prevalent among the poor, minoritiesNov 13, 2017 2:00 pm0 views 'Previous studies have documented a racial disparity in the bankruptcy system. Our study suggests that how attorneys are being paid may be driving a lot of the disparity.'Team finds first wild alligator snapping turtle in Illinois since 1984Nov 13, 2017 9:00 am2 views Discovery may be a sign of hope for this state-endangered species, or could be the last of its kind to have survived in Illinois without human interventionPhysicists excited by discovery of new form of matter, excitoniumNov 10, 2017 2:45 pm12 views Researchers have proven the existence of a new form of matter, excitonium, which has perplexed scientists since it was first theorized almost 50 years agoServing water with school lunches could prevent child, adult obesityNov 7, 2017 10:15 am2 views When water dispensers were placed in school cafeterias, consumption of water at lunchtime tripled and was associated with small, significant declines in their risks of becoming overweightStem cells from muscle could address diabetes-related circulation problemsNov 6, 2017 11:00 am0 views Stem cells taken from muscle tissue could promote better blood flow in diabetics with peripheral artery disease, a painful complication that can require surgery or lead to amputationElectrostatic force takes charge in bioinspired polymersNov 2, 2017 9:00 am0 views Illinois reserachers found they could create new synthetic materials by tuning the electrostatic charge of polymer chainsVideo: Dark Matter explained by Illinois expertsOct 31, 2017 9:00 am2 views Watch the short video Dark Matter and hear leading-edge scientists explain what we know about one of the greatest mysteries of our timeCover crops in Midwest provide bed and breakfast layover for migrating birdsOct 30, 2017 8:00 am0 views 'Now that agriculture is the dominant landscape, they’re finding it harder to get the resources they need on the way to their breeding grounds.' Grad research assistant Cassandra WilcoxenResearchers look to patterns to envision new engineering fieldOct 26, 2017 8:30 am0 views Phenomenon that forms interference patterns on TV displays when a camera focuses on a pattern like a person wearing stripes has inspired a new way to conceptualize electronic devicesDoes conservation funding really help keep our planet more biodiverse?Oct 25, 2017 3:00 pm0 views Environmental policy researcher Daniel Miller says this is the first global study to test whether countries that spend more on conservation actually achieve better conservation resultsStemlike cells at tumor perimeter promote new blood vessels to feed tumor growthOct 25, 2017 2:30 pm0 views The finding illustrates cancer’s robustness in response to stresses, and points to new considerations for assessing tumors and developing treatmentsScientists: Expanding Brazilian sugarcane could dent global CO2 emissionsOct 23, 2017 10:45 am0 views Vastly expanding sugarcane production in Brazil for conversion to ethanol could reduce global CO2 emissions by as much as 5.6%Illinois scientist named Packard FellowOct 18, 2017 12:45 pm0 views 'Her work is advancing our understanding of materials at the atomic scale, and she is a great inspiration and asset to our department.'