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/14/0902seatbelts_SheldonJacobson.html Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/87070 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:30:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research Obesity is associated with many health risks, including heart disease and diabetes, but University of Illinois researchers have found a possible way to mitigate one often-overlooked risk: not buckling up in the car. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/0902polluted_waterways_AndrewGreenlee_BethanyCutts.html Dusty Rhodes Art Social Sciences http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/87067 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research Thereâ€™s no such thing as a good place to have a natural disaster, nor has there ever been an appropriate site to release toxic pollutants. But scientists have long recognized that some areas can handle such catastrophes better than others. As early as the 1970s, they used socioeconomic data from the U.S. Census to develop a tool called the Social Vulnerability Index, known as SoVI, to gauge the likely resilience of different communities. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/0828right_to_work_RobertBruno.html Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor Business http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/87002 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research States with right-to-work laws â€œfree rideâ€ on the higher tax revenues generated by workers in collective bargaining states, says a new study from a University of Illinois labor expert. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/0826affordability_JenniferDelaney.html Sharita Forrest, Education Editor Education http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/86921 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research While state lawmakers honored provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 by not slashing their appropriations for higher education during the recent economic crisis, a new analysis by higher education expert Jennifer A. Delaney indicates that the stimulus program may have failed to promote college access and affordability. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/0826plants_EvanDeLucia.html Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/86908 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research A new analysis suggests the planet can produce much more land-plant biomass â€“ the total material in leaves, stems, roots, fruits, grains and other terrestrial plant parts â€“ than previously thought. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/0825glucose_PaulBraun.html Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/86875 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:30:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research University of Illinois engineers are bringing a touch of color to glucose monitoring. The researchers developed a new continuous glucose monitoring material that changes color as glucose levels fluctuate, and the wavelength shift is so precise that doctors and patients may be able to use it for automatic insulin dosing - something not possible using current point measurements like test strips. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/0825cybersecurity_JayKesan.html Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor Business http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/86873 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research Cyberattacks loom as an increasingly dire threat to privacy, national security and the global economy, and the best way to blunt their impact may be a public-private partnership between government and business, researchers say. But the time to act is now, rather than in the wake of a crisis, says a University of Illinois expert in law and technology. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/0820taxbenefits_housing_DavidAlbouy1.htm Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor Political http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/86726 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research New research co-written by a University of Illinois expert in urban economics indicates that tax benefits for housing, including the ever-popular mortgage interest deduction and the property tax deduction, are not as distortionary as previous research and some prominent critics suggest. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/0819civiljustice_RebeccaSandefur.html Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor Social Sciences http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/86705 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research Many of lifeâ€™s problems are also civil legal problems, but people donâ€™t see them that way. As a result, they often deal with them on their own, and rarely involve lawyers or courts, or even other third parties, according to a recent study. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/0819whitematter_LauraChaddockHeyman_CharlesHillman_ArthurKramer.html Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/86669 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research A new study of 9- and 10-year-olds finds that those who are more aerobically fit have more fibrous and compact white-matter tracts in the brain than their peers who are less fit. â€œWhite matterâ€ describes the bundles of axons that carry nerve signals from one brain region to another. More compact white matter is associated with faster and more efficient nerve activity.