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/15/0707genomics_data_generobinson_saurabhsinha.html Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/93374 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 08:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research Each cell in the body contains a whole genome, yet the data packed into a few DNA molecules could fill a hard drive. As more people have their DNA sequenced, that data will require massive computational and storage capabilities beyond anything previously anticipated, says a new assessment from computational biologists and computer scientists at the University of Illinois and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0701foodout_ruopengan.html Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/93302 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research When Americans go out to eat, either at a fast-food outlet or a full-service restaurant, they consume, on average, about 200 more calories a day than when they stay home for meals, a new study reports. They also take in more fat, saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium than those who prepare and eat their meals at home. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0701book_tfa_jamesonbrewer.html Sharita Forrest, Education Editor Education http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/93308 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 08:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research Jameson Brewer graduated from Valdosta State University with a degree in education in December 2008, just as the U.S. economy tumbled into the Great Recession. When the recession, coupled with Brewerâ€™s limited experience as a student teacher, stymied his efforts to find a teaching position, he eventually signed on with the alternative certification program Teach for America, hoping the two-year commitment would provide the experience he needed to jumpstart his career. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0701leaves_skeeters_brianallan.html Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/93299 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 08:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research A new study looks at how leaf litter in water influences the abundance of Culex pipiens mosquitoes, which can transmit West Nile virus to humans, domestic animals, birds and other wildlife. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0630law_pillage_PatKeenan.html Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor Business http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/93272 Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research A novel approach to prosecuting the crime of pillage could lead to greater accountability for war criminals who participate in large-scale pillage operations, such as controlling a mine whose minerals were used to help fund the conflict, says a paper from a University of Illinois expert in international criminal law. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0629Aquifers_XimingCai_MeganKonar.html Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/93245 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research Thirsty cities, fields and livestock drink deeply from aquifers, natural sources of groundwater. But a study of three of the most-tapped aquifers in the United States shows that overdrawing from these resources could lead to difficult choices affecting not only domestic food security but also international markets. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0622CAO_StephenBoppart.html Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/93194 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 08:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research Eye doctors soon could use computing power to help them see individual cells in the back of a patientâ€™s eye, thanks to imaging technology developed by engineers at the University of Illinois. Such detailed pictures of the cells, blood vessels and nerves at the back of the eye could enable earlier diagnosis and better treatment for degenerative eye and neurological diseases. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0618snake_fungus_MatthewAllenderAndrewMiller.html Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/93176 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 12:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research A deadly fungal infection afflicting snakes is eerily similar to the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats, researchers report. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0618nanoparticles_RohitBhargava_DipanjanPan.html Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/93170 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 08:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research Researchers have found an easy way to produce carbon nanoparticles that are small enough to evade the bodyâ€™s immune system, reflect light in the near-infrared range for easy detection, and carry payloads of pharmaceutical drugs to targeted tissues. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0616dogs_cancer_TimothyFan.html Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/93138 Tue, 16 Jun 2015 08:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research Pet dogs may be humansâ€™ best friends in a new arena of life: cancer treatment, said University of Illinois veterinary clinical medicine professor Timothy Fan. Physiological similarities between dogs and humans, and conserved genetics between some dog and human cancers, can allow pet dogs to serve as useful models for studying new cancer drugs, he said.