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/15/0226PAC-1_PaulHergenrother_TimothyFan.html Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/90897 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:00:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research A new drug that prompts cancer cells to self-destruct while sparing healthy cells is now entering phase I clinical trials in humans. The drug, called PAC-1, first showed promise in the treatment of pet dogs with spontaneously occurring cancers, and is still in clinical trials in dogs with osteosarcoma. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0224provider_advice_XiaolingXiang.html Sharita Forrest, Social Work Editor Social Sciences http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/90851 Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:30:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research More than half of patients with symptoms of mental illness â€“ and nearly one-third of those who also had diabetes â€“ said their health care providers had never told them to exercise or reduce their intake of dietary fat, according to a new study published in Diabetes Educator. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0223fertilizer_KatyHeath.html Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/90816 Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:30:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research When exposed to nitrogen fertilizer over a period of years, nitrogen-fixing bacteria called rhizobia evolve to become less beneficial to legumes â€“ the plants they normally serve, researchers report in a new study. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0220expertise_JoelMalin_ChristopherLubienski.html Sharita Forrest, Education Editor Education http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/90777 Fri, 20 Feb 2015 10:00:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research The people most often cited as â€œeducation expertsâ€ in blogs and news stories may have the backing of influential organizations â€“ but have little background in education and education policy, a new study suggests. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0220financial_crisis_book_JeffBrown.html Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor Business http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/90779 Fri, 20 Feb 2015 10:00:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research No sector of the economy was left unscathed in the aftermath of the Great Recession, which officially lasted from December 2007 to June 2009 but whose aftereffects continue to linger today. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0219SAWBO_ebola_BarryPittendrigh.html Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/90767 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 13:00:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research A group of international collaborators has found a way to deliver Ebola prevention information to people in every part of Sierra Leone - safely, and at negligible cost. The team is rolling out animated videos narrated in local languages that can be viewed on cell phones, tablets, computers and other digital devices. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0218work_demands_BMI_AmitKramer.html Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor Business http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/90718 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:30:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research A study co-written by a University of Illinois labor and employment relations professor shows that clocking extra hours at the office while juggling family demands takes a toll on the body mass index of individuals in dual-earner families. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0218ant_invasion_AdrianSmith_AndrewSuarez.html Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/90716 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:00:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research Thanks to a bit of genetic sleuthing, researchers now know the invasion history of the tropical fire ant (Solenopsis geminata), the first ant species known to travel the globe by sea. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0217tax_changes_RichardKaplan.html Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor Political http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/90687 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:00:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research As Gov. Bruce Rauner readies his first budget address, expect him to propose changes that could have major consequences for certain demographics, a University of Illinois expert on taxation issues says. According to law professor Richard L. Kaplan, three issues â€“ the taxation of retirement income, an expansion of the sales tax base and an increase in the cost of health insurance benefits for state employees â€“ loom over the Illinois budgetary horizon as potential quick fixes for the revenue-strapped state. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0209innercore_XiaodongSong.html Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/90494 Mon, 09 Feb 2015 10:30:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research Seismic waves are helping scientists to plumb the worldâ€™s deepest mystery: the planetâ€™s inner core. Earth's inner core Thanks to a novel application of earthquake-reading technology, a research team at the University of Illinois and colleagues at Nanjing University in China have found that the Earthâ€™s inner core has an inner core of its own, which has surprising properties that could reveal information about our planet.