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Crumpled graphene makes ultra-sensitive cancer DNA detector

Graphene-based biosensors could usher in an era of liquid biopsy, detecting DNA cancer markers circulating in a patient’s blood or serum. But...

Bacterial protein fragment kills lung cells in pulmonary fibrosis, study finds

A bacterial protein fragment instigates lung tissue death in pulmonary fibrosis, a mysterious disease affecting millions of people worldwide, according to...

Could the social distancing of COVID-19 revolutionize online learning and higher education?

blog posts Editor’s note: As the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus prompted residential colleges to suspend classroom instruction,...

How can parents help children cope with COVID-19 disruptions?

Editor’s note:  Kelly Tu, a professor of human development and family studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, spoke with News Bureau education editor...

Emotions play key role on social media during outbreaks, study suggests

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Heading off a disease outbreak like COVID-19 means motivating people to assess their risk and alter their behavior, and...

Smoking prevalent among pregnant women enrolled in Illinois WIC program, study finds

Despite public-awareness campaigns about the potential health risks of smoking while pregnant, more than 15% of low-income women in Illinois may...

1918: The Year Without a Homecoming

In October of 1918, as soldiers entered what would be the final days of a devastating war, the world was gripped by...

Two hormones drive anemonefish fathering, aggression

Two brain-signaling molecules control how anemonefish dads care for their young and respond to nest intruders, researchers report in a new...

COVID-19: No more face-to-face instruction, students asked to move home

The following message was distributed to the campus community Monday evening.Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, We are taking steps...

Grad student names new treehopper species after Lady Gaga

According to Brendan Morris, a graduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, treehoppers are the wackiest, most astonishing bugs...

Veterinary infectious disease expert weighs in on coronavirus threat

Influenza, SARS and COVID-19 are all zoonotic diseases, readily transmitted from animals to humans. The viruses that cause these diseases also share...

Study: Daily avocado consumption improves attention in persons with overweight, obesity

A diet including daily avocado consumption improves the ability to focus attention in adults whose measurements of height and weight are...

Anouncement

Krannert Center COVID-19 Operations Update and Performance Cancellations

Urbana, IL—On March 11, the University of Illinois communicated new guidelines for university operations, enacted to safeguard health during current COVID-19 conditions.

Urbana-Champaign COVID-19 message to students, faculty members, staff

The message below was distributed Wednesday evening to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students, faculty members and staff.Dear Members of the University...

Urbana Park District cancels programs, events and rentals and closes buildings through April 12

The Urbana Park District has been closely following the Center for Disease Control guidelines on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and has implemented several...

[Illinois] 2020 Roger Ebert’s Film Festival canceled

The 22nd Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, co-founded and hosted by Chaz Ebert, announced today that the 2020 event has been...