blog postsAlum, Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan locked arms with players SundaySep 25, 2017 1:15 pm0 views Washington Post (Sept. 24) It was believed to be the first time an NFL owner had taken such a public stand on the side of his players during a national anthem demonstrationFuture farmers will benefit from Gates Foundation-funded research at IllinoisSep 21, 2017 2:45 pm0 views Illinois Farmer Today (Sept. 20) – It might be a decade from now, but soybean growers could benefit directly from the $45 million reinvestment supporting photosynthesis research at IllinoisGov. Bruce Rauner has wrapped up a nine-day trade mission to ChinaSep 19, 2017 12:45 pm0 views The Dispatch and Rock Island Argus (Sept. 17) While there, Rauner signed an agreement that will send Illinois students to China to work on sustainable energy technologiesIllinois researchers discovered significant atmospheric changes during the solar eclipseSep 18, 2017 12:30 pm0 views WCBU-FM (Sept. 15) An Illinois State Water Survey team documented weather during the eclipse at the Dixon Springs Agricultural CenterNational parks, writes an Illinois professor, are not 'isolated jewels in the American crown.'Sep 15, 2017 12:30 pm0 views The Blue Review (Sept. 11) Political Science professor Robert Pahre writes that national parks are 'parts of cultural landscapes that extend outside each park.'Can fake news be successfully debunked?Sep 13, 2017 3:45 pm0 views Pacific Standard (Sept. 13) Illinois psychologist Dolores Albarracin: 'Generally, some degree of correction is possible, but it’s very difficult to completely correct (misinformation).'Illinois Tennis alum Kevin Anderson played his way to the U.S. Open finalsSep 12, 2017 10:45 am0 views Chicago Tribune (Sept. 10) Anderson made it to the final, but lost to Rafael Nadal.Researchers find biomarkers as effective at predicting sepsis as long-term monitoringSep 8, 2017 2:00 pm0 views United Press International (Sept. 7) –Researchers from Illinois and Carle Foundation Hospital found that five key biomarkers in blood that characterize sepsis can give physicians as much information as hours of monitoring symptoms.Illinois professor explains labor unions' growth in popularitySep 6, 2017 10:30 am0 views The Washington Post (Sept. 4) – Michael LeRoy, an Illinois labor and law professor, discusses a renewed national interest in labor unions.In releasing water from Houston dams, Army Corps picks least bad optionAug 29, 2017 11:15 am0 views Wall Street Journal (Aug. 28) Water that tops earthen dams will quickly erode the soil and ruin the dams, says civil and environmental engineering professor Timothy StarkDiet rich in lutein, found in kale, spinach, eggs, could protect your brain from agingAug 22, 2017 4:00 pm6 views MSN (Aug. 22) Illinois researchers found that older people who had higher levels of lutein were more likely to match the cognitive pace of their younger counterparts who had lower levels of lutein. Digital models of underwater robots show energy-efficient swimmingAug 21, 2017 3:30 pm0 views New Scientist (Aug. 21) A new digital model of how fish are able to propel themselves forward without expending much energy may help create energy-efficient robots that swim just like the real thing. Researchers using 3-D modeling to grow virtual plants could help farmers boost crop yieldsAug 18, 2017 2:00 pm3 views Scientific American (Aug. 18) A digital sugarcane, described earlier this year by researchers at Illinois, illustrates how crops 'in silico' might aid farmersIllinois introduces new device that turns your smartphone into a medical labAug 15, 2017 11:00 am1 views Futurism (Aug. 14) It connects to smartphones and serves as a mobile lab. The inexpensive, versatile device will bring medical access to areas that cannot support a traditional lab. To feed the world, Illinois scientists work to improve photosynthesisAug 14, 2017 1:45 pm1 views MIT Technology Review (Aug. 14) By reworking the basic metabolism of crops, plant scientists at Illinois hope to forestall devastating food shortages.Unlike a trial jury determines guilt. A grand jury is a gatekeeper for issuing indictmentsAug 11, 2017 2:45 pm0 views PolitiFact (Aug. 10) In modern practice, the grand jury is a potent investigative tool for prosecutors, says Illinois law professor Andrew LeipoldResearchers use gradient light interference microscopy to create 3-D image of embryoAug 9, 2017 4:00 pm4 views “One of the holy grails of embryology is finding a way to determine which embryos are most viable,” says Illinois professor of animal sciences and bioengineering Mathew WheelerGardening apps are supplanting manuals, textbooks as the way people dig for informationAug 8, 2017 11:00 am0 views San Francisco Chronicle (Aug. 8) 'Extension apps provide reliable, research-based information,' says Christopher Enroth, an Illinois Extension educator who evaluates gardening appsBees are buzzing back from colony collapseAug 4, 2017 10:45 am2 views KTIC-AM (Aug. 3) As beekeepers have worked to improve hive conditions, the syndrome of colony collapse disorder has waned as a concern, says Illinois professor May BerenbaumScientists concerned EPA chief will kill a new report on the state of climate change scienceAug 2, 2017 3:00 pm0 views Nature (Aug. 1) 'We can’t allow science to be held hostage,' says Illinois researcher Don Wuebbles. 'I’m hopeful it won’t get to that, because it would look really bad for the administration to fight this.'More evidence that aerobic exercise is the closest thing we have to a miracle drugJul 31, 2017 11:45 am0 views 'The message for cancer patients and survivors is, get active!' says Illinois professor of exercise psychology Diane EhlersWhat are Nobel laureates buzzing about? Chemist's automated chemical synthesis machineJul 27, 2017 9:15 am0 views Chemical & Engineering News (July 26) — The usefulness of automated chemical synthesis machines, such as the one reported in 2015 by Illinois researcher Martin D. Burke, sparked debate recently among Nobel laureates on stage and young scientists in Lindau, Germany.Lynne M. Thomas named new director of Illinois' Rare Book and Manuscript Library.Jul 26, 2017 2:00 pm6 views U.S. News & World Report (July 25) It is a homecoming of sorts for the new head of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the U of IYes, you can buy happiness – especially if the money saves you timeJul 25, 2017 11:00 am1 views Time (July 24) Why are people in rich nations more stressed than people in poor ones? Too much to do and one cannot get everything done, says Illinois professor Edward DienerTime to call out powerful Illinois Policy InstituteJul 24, 2017 12:15 pm1 views Dispatch-Argus (July 24) Many of Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s new staff are from the Illinois Policy Institute, an organization with poor credibility, says UI's Jim NowlanUI researchers discover molecules with anti-inflammatory properties like those of marijuanaJul 21, 2017 11:15 am0 views Medical News Today (July 20) These molecules come from cannabinoids that are made naturally from omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential nutrients found in meat, fish, eggs and nuts.64-million-atom simulation reveals life of protein cage that carries HIV through the bodyJul 20, 2017 3:30 pm1 views Daily Mail (London, July 20) - Sheds light on several properties that dictate how the virus senses its environment and makes its way to the nucleus of a cellNASA-funded team designs a way to show how DNA sequences jump around within a genomeJul 17, 2017 2:30 pm0 views Astrobiology Magazine (July 17) “This is a new window into how environment can affect evolution rates,” says Illinois professor Nigel GoldenfeldU.S. team builds solar cell with 44.5% efficiencyJul 14, 2017 11:00 am4 views Compound Semiconductor (July 13) Scientist at Illinois, colleagues prototype for a new solar cell that can capture nearly all energy in the solar spectrum, resulting in a 44.5 percent conversion efficiency.Illinois law, economics professor on the state's budget impasse, recently passed budgetJul 11, 2017 11:00 am1 views The Hill (July 10) The new state budget 'solves neither the state’s political crisis nor the budget brinkmanship played in Illinois.'