05/16/2019 - ENTOMOLOGY: WLS-TV (Chicago, May 16) – For the growing number of beekeepers in Lake County, the arrival of 3 million bees was a welcome sign
05/02/2019 - 5G WIRELESS - Chicago Tribune (May 1) – 5G, the fifth generation of wireless, promises lightning-fast download speeds and could lay the foundation for high-tech advancements like self-driving cars,
05/01/2019 - New soft, stretchable electronic devices designed by a team including Neuroscience faculty and alumni at Beckman Institute could change the way people undergo medical tests, control prosthetic devi
04/17/2019 - Hakai Magazine (Campbell River, Canada, April 17) – Mark Hauber, an animal behavior researcher at the U. of I., has discovered that year after year a female common murre will produce an egg with a shell pattern that has an individualized, recognizable pattern that is nearly identical to her previous eggs by manipulating just two pigments.
04/17/2019 - 3D printing is...allowing scientists to create models at a much finer scale, says ornithologist Mark Hauber at the University of Illinois in Urbana. Hauber studies a behavior known as brood parasitism, in which birds lay eggs in the nests of other species, leaving the unwitting foster parents to rear their chicks. Previously, researchers studied host birds’ reactions by placing plaster and wood models of parasitic eggs in their nests. But using 3D printing, Hauber’s team created far more realistic looking cowbird eggs, which allowed his team to examine whether variations of just a few millimeters in size influenced robins’ decisions to throw the parasitic eggs out of their nests.
04/11/2019 - Featured in the April 10 Daily Illini, Aadeel Akhtar, founder of PSYONIC, is featured for the bionic hand he has been working on and is currently produced by PSYONIC. He states, “Our prosthetic hand is actually faster, smaller and stronger than all the other prosthetic hands that are out there...
04/11/2019 - On April 10, Associate Professor's Dan Llano, MIP and Stephanie Ceman, CDB, debated before the Neuroscience Program weekly seminar audience as to whether they believed beta-amyloid plaques cause Alzheimer's disease.
- Systems Biology Understanding of the Effects of Lithium on Affective and Neurodegenerative Disorders
02/18/2019 - Lithium has many widely varying biochemical and phenomenological effects, suggesting that a systems biology approach is required to understand its action.
- Mouse study reveals how chronic stress promotes breast cancer stem cells, identifies vitamin C as effective therapy
02/18/2019 - URBANA, Ill. – Cancer: The word alone evokes dread, anxiety, and fear. Accordingly, many women living with the disease and undergoing treatment experience chronic stress and depression.
02/11/2019 - Professor earns award for tinnitus research: Tinnitus is one of the most common health conditions in the United States, affecting an estimated 45 million Americans, according to the American Tinni
02/06/2019 - BIOMIMICRY - PBS News Hour: Rashid Bashir, a professor of electrical and computer engineering and bioengineering at Illinois, and his team are developing bio-bots that move using real muscles activ
01/30/2019 - Aditi Das, assistant professor in the
01/17/2019 - The Zhang lab recently published a paper in Cell Chemical Biology titled "Optogenetic delineation of receptor tyr
01/10/2019 - GENETICS: Gizmodo(Sydney, Jan. 10) – Monogamy may have a telltale signature of gene activity, according to a study by two researchers at the University of Texas, Austin.
01/09/2019 - ANIMAL BIOLOGY - Audubon (New York City, Jan.