http://illinois.edu/lb/imageList/19 These are the top research articles at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/0306infant_mortality_FlaviaAndrade.html Sharita Forrest, News Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/82471 Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:30:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research The infant mortality rate set forth as a national goal in the federal governmentâ€™s Healthy People 2020 initiative is likely to be attained by only one demographic group â€“ highly educated white mothers, the authors of a new study say. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/0305Mexican_Americans_JulieDowling.html Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor General http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/82412 Wed, 05 Mar 2014 08:00:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research About half of Latinos check â€œwhiteâ€ in response to the question about race on the U.S. Census. About half check â€œother race.â€They identify they are Latino in response to a previous question just for that purpose. Their choice of â€œwhiteâ€ or â€œother raceâ€ may have little to do with their skin color, their use of English or Spanish, or their comfort within the larger culture, contrary to common assumptions, says Julia A. Dowling, a University of Illinois professor of Latina and Latino studies. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/0303photosynthesisStephenLong_JustinMcGrath.html Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/82329 Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:00:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research Teaching crop plants to concentrate carbon dioxide in their leaves could increase photosynthetic efficiency by 60 percent and yields by as much as 40 percent, researchers report in a new study. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/0303cahokia_ThomasEmerson.html Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/82323 Mon, 03 Mar 2014 11:30:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research New evidence establishes for the first time that Cahokia, a sprawling, pre-Columbian city situated at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, hosted a sizable population of immigrants. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/0303tornado_MarkTaylor.html Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor Art http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/82321 Mon, 03 Mar 2014 11:00:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research In 2010, University of Illinois students were in the planning stages for the U.S. Department of Energyâ€™s Solar Decathlon competition when an EF2 tornado hit Streator, Ill., destroying scores of homes and businesses. Mark Taylor, the architecture professor supervising the students, said that event inspired the students to focus their efforts on designing a house that could be quickly constructed and assembled to meet the needs of families affected by future tornadoes. They entered the competition with a 1,000-square-foot solar-powered modular house called that they dubbed â€œRe_home.â€ http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/0303discovery_SujaThomas.html Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor General http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/82327 Mon, 03 Mar 2014 08:00:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research Proposed changes to the pre-trial phase of a lawsuit could make it easier for litigants to withhold evidence, says Suja A. Thomas, a University of Illinois law professor and expert in civil procedure. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/0227bioenergy_JodyEndres.html Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/82200 Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:00:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research The debates surrounding the sustainability of bioenergy will only grow louder as big urban areas in the U.S. start running out of water, said Jody Endres, a professor of bioenergy, environmental and natural resources law at Illinois. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/0227ebook_MadhuViswanathan.html Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor Business http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/82197 Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:00:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research Madhu Viswanathan, the Diane and Steven N. Miller Professor in Business at Illinois, is the author of â€œSubsistence Marketplaces," an e-book that focuses on the intersection of poverty and marketplaces. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/0226tmi_AronBarbey.html Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/82174 Wed, 26 Feb 2014 16:00:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research Researchers report that one tiny variation in the sequence of a gene may cause some people to be more impaired by traumatic brain injury (TBI) than others with comparable wounds. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/0225cholesterol_FredKummerow.html Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/82114 Tue, 25 Feb 2014 08:00:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research Low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the â€œbad cholesterolâ€ that doctors consider a sign of potential heart disease, is merely a marker of a diet lacking all of the essential amino acids, says University of Illinois comparative biosciences professor Fred Kummerow, 99, a longtime opponent of the medical establishmentâ€™s war on cholesterol.