University of Illinois researchers derive new theory on behavior of new class of materials

Researchers led by CEE Professor Oscar Lopez-Pamies have derived the governing equations that describe and explain the macroscopic mechanical behavior of elastomers filled with liquid inclusions directly in terms of their microscopic…

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ALMA gets front-row seat to an ongoing star-formation standoff in the large Magellanic Cloud

While using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to observe large star-forming regions in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), scientists discovered a turbulent push-and-pull dynamic in the star-forming region, 30…

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How mother-youth emotional climate helps adolescents cope with stress

URBANA, Ill. – Transition to middle school can be a stressful time for adolescents. They must adjust to a new peer group and social environment while going through the developmental…

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SHIELD program a model for effective pandemic management, data show

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — In the fall of 2020, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign welcomed students back for in-person instruction amid the powerful first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The university…

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No photosynthetic improvement in ictB transformants in field-grown model crop

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — It is projected that by the year 2050, the global food supply will need to increase by 50-80% to keep up with the growing population. Researchers all…

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Wine as scapegoat in trade disputes means consumers pay the price

URBANA, Ill. ­­– When you sit down for a nice dinner and sip a glass of wine, is your bottle of choice from France, Australia, or South America? Chances are…

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Dietary cholesterol worsens inflammation, sickness in mice with influenza

URBANA, Ill. – New research from the University of Illinois suggests high levels of dietary cholesterol make mice sicker when infected with influenza. The study is the first to link…

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Portable, point-of-care COVID-19 test discerns alpha variant from earlier strains

A point-of-care COVID-19 test developed by researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign can now detect and differentiate the alpha variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus from earlier strains in saliva…

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Study explores what food sector needs to know about how to reduce sodium

URBANA, Ill. – Sodium is an essential micronutrient, but the amount we need is small. Three slices of bread or one teaspoon of table salt will do it, and chances…

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Birds are laying their eggs earlier, and climate change is to blame

Spring is in the air. Birds are singing and beginning to build their nests. It happens every year, like clockwork. But a new study in the Journal of Animal Ecology…

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