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/14/0417TBdrug_EricOldfield.html Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/84137 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:45:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research A drug under clinical trials to treat tuberculosis could be the basis for a class of broad-spectrum drugs that act against various bacteria, fungal infections and parasites, yet evade resistance, according to a study by University of Illinois chemists and collaborators. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/0417vaccines_SheldonJacobson.html Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/84150 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research One of the most popular vaccine brands for children may not be the most cost-effective choice. And doctors may be overlooking some cost factors when choosing vaccines, driving the market toward what is actually a more expensive option, according to a new study by University of Illinois researchers. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/0415antifungal_MartinBurke_ChadRienstra.html Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/84063 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research Scientists have solved a decades-old medical mystery – and in the process have found a potentially less toxic way to fight invasive fungal infections, which kill about 1.5 million people a year. The researchers say they now understand the mechanism of action of amphotericin, an antifungal drug that has been in use for more than 50 years – even though it is nearly as toxic to human cells as it is to the microbes it attacks. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/0410guggenheim_AsefBayet_JoyHarjo_CatherinePrendergast_StephenTaylor_DekeWeaver.html Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor Campus http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/83972 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research Five professors at the University of Illinois – Asef Bayat, Joy Harjo, Catherine Prendergast, Stephen Andrew Taylor and Deke Weaver – have been named 2014 Guggenheim Fellows. They are among 178 North American artists, scholars and scientists selected on the basis of achievement and exceptional promise from a pool of almost 3,000 applicants, according to the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/0409rabbits_vitaminD_MarkMitchell.html Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/83901 Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:15:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research Rabbits that remain indoors may suffer from a lack of vitamin D, researchers report in a new study. In rabbits kept as pets or used in laboratory studies, the deficiency could lead to dental problems, undermine their cardiovascular health, weaken their immune systems and skew scientific findings. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/0408sexual_violence_DorothyEspelage.html Sharita Forrest, Education Editor General http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/83853 Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:30:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research More than one in five youth in middle school has experienced physical sexual violence such as being inappropriately touched against their will while at school, a new study suggests. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/0407NCAA_labordispute_MichaelLeRoy.html Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor Business http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/83823 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research A labor dispute serves the NCAA’s interests better than an antitrust lawsuit, which could potentially cost the NCAA millions of dollars in monetary damages, says Michael LeRoy, a professor of labor and employment relations at Illinois. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/0403microfluidics_JohnRogers.html Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/83731 Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research Wearing a fitness tracker on your wrist or clipped to your belt is so 2013. Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern University have demonstrated thin, soft stick-on patches that stretch and move with the skin and incorporate commercial, off-the-shelf chip-based electronics for sophisticated wireless health monitoring. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/0403communication_KatyHeath.html Sharita Forrest, News Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/83663 Thu, 03 Apr 2014 11:15:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research Communicating the relevance of one’s scientific research to general audiences and developing educational outreach programs are critical to the career success of college professors and researchers, but graduate curricula often fail to help students cultivate these essential skills. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/0403soybean_crops_PraveenKumar_StephenLong.html Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/83659 Thu, 03 Apr 2014 11:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research Crops that produce more while using less water seem like a dream for a world with a burgeoning population and already strained food and water resources. This dream is coming closer to reality for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers who have developed a new computer model that can help plant scientists breed better soybean crops.
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