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/14/1121bioenergy_yields_AtulJain.html Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/89008 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:15:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research Farmers interested in bioenergy crops now have a resource to help them determine which kind of bioenergy crop would grow best in their regions and what kind of harvest to expect. Researchers at the University of Illinois have published a study identifying yield zones for three major bioenergy crops. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/1121screenings_XiaolingXiang.html Sharita Forrest, Social Work Editor Social Sciences http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/89001 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:30:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research Women with symptoms of serious mental illness are significantly less likely to receive three routine cancer screenings â€“ Pap tests, mammograms and clinical breast exams â€“ than women in the general population, despite being at elevated risk for medical comorbidities and early death, a new study indicates. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/1120medal_MayBerenbaum.html Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor Campus Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/88992 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:15:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research University of Illinois entomology professor and department head May Berenbaum received the National Medal of Science in a White House ceremony on November 20. She was one of 10 new recipients of the medal, which honors American scientists â€œfor achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology,â€ the White House press office announced. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/1120baseball_steroids_BrianQuick.html Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor Social Sciences http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/88989 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:45:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research Retired baseball stars Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and Rafael Palmeiro -- careers tarred by allegations of steroid use -- received very different treatment over 12 years of national television news coverage, says University of Illinois professor Brian Quick, lead author on a paper about that coverage and its effects, published online Nov. 20 by the journal Communication Research. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/1120sleep_KatherineSpeirs.html Sharita Forrest, Social Work Editor Social Sciences http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/88980 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:30:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research The majority of preschoolers may not be getting the amount of sleep they need each night, placing them at higher risk of being overweight or obese within a year, according to a new study. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/1119puberty_KarenRudolph.html Sharita Forrest, Education Editor Education http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/88944 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:45:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research Youth who enter puberty ahead of their peers are at heightened risk of depression, although the disease develops differently in girls than in boys, a new study suggests. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/1119Latina_women_VeneraBekteshi.html Sharita Forrest, Social Work Editor Social Sciences http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/88939 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:30:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research Racial discrimination and family issues are key contributors to the acculturative stress experienced by Latina immigrant women in the U.S., new research suggests. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/1117book_LoradoTaft.html Sharita Forrest, Education Editor Art Education http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/88861 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:00:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research When art historian Allen Stuart Weller died in 1997, he left behind a rough manuscript for a biography of Lorado Taft, the Illinois sculptor who helped the city of Chicago carve its reputation as a place of beauty and grandeur. When historian Stephen Thomas and art historian Robert G. La France came across the unfinished manuscript among Wellerâ€™s papers in the University of Illinois Archives, they found Wellerâ€™s story on Taftâ€™s rise to prominence so compelling that they couldnâ€™t let it go untold. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/1111neuronmicrotubes_XiulingLi.html Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/88765 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:00:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research Tiny, thin microtubes could provide a scaffold for neuron cultures to grow so that researchers can study neural networks, their growth and repair, yielding insights into treatment for degenerative neurological conditions or restoring nerve connections after injury. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/1111chromosomes_KenPaige.html Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/88758 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:00:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research When munched by grazing animals (or mauled by scientists in the lab), some herbaceous plants overcompensate â€“ producing more plant matter and becoming more fertile than they otherwise would. Scientists say they now know how these plants accomplish this feat of regeneration.