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/14/1021nature_WilliamSullivan_BinJiang.html Sharita Forrest, Education Editor Health http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/88300 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research Writers, outdoor enthusiasts and leaf-peeping tourists have known for centuries that nature has restorative powers that reduce feelings of stress and promote a sense of tranquility. A study led by researchers at the University of Illinois is believed to be the first study to describe a dose-response curve derived from exposure to nature. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/1020fishfins_rebeccafuller.html Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/88288 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research They help fish swim, but fins also advertise a fishâ€™s social standing and health. In a new study, researchers report that for the male bluefin killifish (Lucania goodei), each colorful fin presents its own messages to other fish. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/1020investor_numeracy_brookeelliott.html Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor Business http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/88286 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research Publicly traded corporations are increasingly publishing social responsibility reports for investors, who now consider such information alongside traditional financial data before investing in a company. But according to new research from a University of Illinois expert in financial reporting and financial statement analysis, less-numerate investors are more susceptible to style and presentation effects of the reports, potentially leading them to make unintended judgments about the company. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/1015river_beds_JimBest.html Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/88212 Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:15:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research River beds, where flowing water meets silt, sand and gravel, are critical ecological zones. Yet how water flows in a river with a gravel bed is very different from the traditional model of a sandy river bed, according to a new study that compares their fluid dynamics. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/1014healthcare_workers_MichaelLeRoy.html Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor Health http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/88146 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research Hospitals and other health care agencies are at risk of doctors, nurses, janitors and other essential workers walking off the job during an infectious disease outbreak, says a University of Illinois expert in labor relations. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/1009cartoons_GlorianaGonzalez.html Sharita Forrest, Education Editor Education http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/88070 Thu, 09 Oct 2014 15:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research In a unique research project funded by the National Science Foundation, education professor Gloriana GonzÃ¡lez at the University of Illinois is developing animated cartoons to help geometry instructors become better teachers. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/1009DNA_AlekseiAksimentiev.html Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/88065 Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research When Illinois researchers set out to investigate a method to control how DNA moves through a tiny sequencing device, they did not know they were about to witness a display of molecular gymnastics. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/1008cellphonetalk_Kramer.html Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/88024 Wed, 08 Oct 2014 11:15:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research A new study offers fresh insights into how talking on a cell phone or to a passenger while driving affects oneâ€™s performance behind the wheel. The study used a driving simulator and videophone to assess how a driverâ€™s conversation partner influences safety on the road. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/1007gamers_ChennanLiu.html Sharita Forrest, Social Work Editor Social Sciences http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/88012 Tue, 07 Oct 2014 16:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research Teens who play video/computer games 21 hours a week or more may be physically healthier and less prone to obesity as young adults than peers who spend their time on other pursuits. But gamers who log the most screen time also may be more prone to depression in young adulthood, a new study says. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/1007recreation_survey_MeganOwens_JarrodScheunemann.html Sharita Forrest, News Editor Social Sciences http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/88008 Tue, 07 Oct 2014 12:30:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research Illinoisans want more trails, interest in pickleball is on the upswing, and some communities are pulling the plugs on their aging swimming pools, according to a recent survey of the organizations and municipalities that operate public recreation facilities in Illinois.