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/15/0521self_destruct_ScottWhite_JohnRogers.html Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/92745 Thu, 21 May 2015 08:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research University of Illinois researchers have developed heat-triggered self-destructing electronic devices, a step toward greatly reducing electronic waste and boosting sustainability in device manufacturing. They also developed a radio-controlled trigger that could remotely activate self-destruction on demand. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0520Dolphins_KathleenColegrove.html Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/92723 Wed, 20 May 2015 13:15:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research Dolphins found stranded on Gulf of Mexico beaches following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill were much more likely to have severe lung and adrenal gland damage â€œconsistent with petroleum product exposureâ€ than dolphins stranded elsewhere and prior to the spill, researchers report. One in five dolphins from the spill zone also had primary bacterial pneumonia. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0519Aging_Nutrition_AronBarbey.html Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/92704 Tue, 19 May 2015 09:30:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research A study of older adults at risk of late-onset Alzheimerâ€™s disease found that those who consumed more omega-3 fatty acids did better than their peers on tests of cognitive flexibility â€“ the ability to efficiently switch between tasks â€“ and had a bigger anterior cingulate cortex, a brain region known to contribute to cognitive flexibility. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0515SAWBO_app_BarryPittendrigh.html Sharita Forrest, Education Editor Education http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/92659 Fri, 15 May 2015 10:30:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research Pakpoom Buabthong, a senior in physics, displays the Deployer cellphone app, which enables users to access and share animated educational videos created by Scientific Animations without Borders. Pictured with Buabthong are SAWBO co-founders Julia Bello-Bravo and Barry Pittendrigh. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0514Eusociality_GeneRobinson.html Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/92639 Thu, 14 May 2015 13:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research A new study offers insights into the genetic changes that accompany social complexity in bees, including honey bees. Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology faculty members Saurabh Sinha, a professor of computer science; Gene Robinson, a professor of entomology and IGB director; and an international consortium of 52 scientists used comparative genomics to discover that the evolution of bee society is associated with increases in the complexity of gene regulation. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0513Antlion_AndrewSuarez.html Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/92591 Wed, 13 May 2015 14:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research Some species of trap-jaw ants use their spring-loaded mandibles to hurl themselves out of harmâ€™s way when an ant-trapping predator stalks, researchers report in the journal PLOS ONE. This dramatic maneuver doubles the antsâ€™ survival when other escape methods fail, the researchers found. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0512Soybean_RamSingh.html Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/92549 Tue, 12 May 2015 12:15:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research It took decades of painstaking work, but research geneticist Ram Singh managed to cross a popular soybean variety (â€œDwightâ€ Glycine max) with a related wild perennial plant that grows like a weed in Australia, producing the first fertile soybean plants that are resistant to soybean rust, soybean cyst nematode and other pathogens of soy. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0512Readiness_AnjaleDWelton.html Sharita Forrest, Education Editor Education http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/92544 Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research Education reform policies that penalize struggling schools for poor standardized test scores may hinder â€“ not improve â€“ studentsâ€™ college readiness, if a schoolâ€™s instructional focus becomes improving its test scores, suggests a new study that explored efforts to promote a college-going culture at one Texas high school. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0511alumni_effect_DeepakSomaya.html Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor Business http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/92532 Mon, 11 May 2015 13:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research Business administration professor Deepak Somaya says even when companies are sophisticated about how to generate and capture value from their former employees, they overlook the value of competitive intelligence on their competitorsâ€™ alumni and how those ex-employees might, in turn, affect their bottom line. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0506Silicone_Microspheres_KennethSuslick.html Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/92472 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research Technology in common household humidifiers could enable the next wave of high-tech medical imaging and targeted medicine, thanks to a new method for making tiny silicone microspheres developed by chemists at the University of Illinois.