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/15/0128toxoplasmosis_MarkMitchell_AdamAhlers.html Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/90176 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:30:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research A new study of muskrats and minks in central Illinois indicates that toxoplasmosis, a disease spread by cats, is moving rapidly through the landscape and contaminating local waterways. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0127credential_creep_DavidHyman.html Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor Business Social Sciences http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/90125 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:00:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research The outcome of a case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court last fall could potentially slow the trend of the ever-increasing number of occupations subject to state licensing, says a University of Illinois expert in the regulation and financing of health care. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0126ads_multitasking_BrittanyDuff.html Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor Social Sciences http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/90087 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:00:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research Those video ads playing in the corner of your computer screen, in the midst of your multitasking, may have more impact than you realize. They may be as effective as the ads youâ€™re really watching, such as those during the Super Bowl, says a University of Illinois researcher. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0127tort_reform_DavidHyman.html Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor Business http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/90127 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:00:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research Two papers co-authored by a University of Illinois expert in the regulation and financing of health care conclude that tort reform has had relatively little impact on the U.S. health care system. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0121endometriosis_Katzenellenbogen.html Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/90001 Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:30:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research Two new drug compounds â€“ one of which has already proven useful in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis â€“ appear to be effective in treating endometriosis, a disorder that, like MS, is driven by estrogen and inflammation, scientists report in Science Translational Medicine. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0121tablets_DilipChhajed.html Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor Social Sciences http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/89996 Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:00:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research Despite being more commonly thought of as a device designed for the passive consumption of content, touch-screen tablet computers can support the learning process when used in an educational setting â€“ and not just as a mere e-reader or laptop replacement, according to new research from a team of University of Illinois experts in business and e-learning. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0120organizational_forgetting_AnupamAgrawal.html Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor Business http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/89950 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:00:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research Just like physical assets, a companyâ€™s organizational knowledge can depreciate over time. According to a paper co-authored by a University of Illinois expert in supply chain management, â€œorganizational depreciationâ€ can mute the effects of a companyâ€™s quality performance initiatives, suggesting that mitigating those effects is essential to sustaining and enhancing quality performance in supply chains. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0120computer_math_DanRoth.html Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/89969 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:00:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research Thanks to new software developed at the University of Illinois, machines now can learn to understand mathematical reasoning expressed in language, which could greatly improve search engines and access to data as well as boost mathematics education. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0116second_Step_DorothyEspelage.html Sharita Forrest, Education and Social Work Editor Education http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/89925 Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:30:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research A curricula that is widely used by U.S. schools to diminish bullying and other forms of aggression shows promise at reducing gender- and sexual-based violence. However, the programâ€™s efficacy may vary between geographic regions, and it may not directly reduce bullying, physical aggression and victimization, a new study found. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0115GenderGap_AndreiCimpian.html Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/89880 Thu, 15 Jan 2015 13:00:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research It isnâ€™t that women donâ€™t want to work long hours or canâ€™t compete in highly selective fields, and it isnâ€™t that they are less analytical than men, researchers report in a study of gender gaps in academia. It appears instead that women are underrepresented in academic fields whose practitioners put a lot of emphasis on the importance of being brilliant â€“ a quality many people assume women lack.