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Honey bee researcher Gene Robinson elected to National Academy of Medicine

Illinois entomology professor Gene Robinson was elected to the National Academy of Medicine “for pioneering contributions to understanding the roles of genes in social behavior.”

Publication Date: 23 October 2018


Eating insects could help fight world hunger

Insects could be a game changer in the race to combat food insecurity and achieve zero hunger.

Eating insects can help fight hunger and food insecurity. They are a fantastic source of nutrients—like protein—and food at times when the production of commonly eaten staple African food crops, like maize, fails due to the changing climate, droughts, or insect pest damage.

Publication Date: 17 October 2018


Playing a parasite for science

Postdoctoral researcher Mikus Abolins-Abols peers into the nest of an American robin.

Publication Date: 28 August 2018


In darters, male competition drives evolution of flashy fins and bodies

A new study of orangethroat darters reveals that the males’ ability to recognize their own and other species drives the evolution of their bright display colors.

Publication Date: 27 August 2018


Pointy eggs more likely to stay put in birds’ cliffside nests

Pointiness pays off for the eggs of cliff-dwelling birds, a new study reveals.

Publication Date: 27 August 2018


Genomic study ties insect evolution to the ability to detect airborne odors

A new study from Illinois entomology professor, Hugh Robertson, and colleagues at the University of California, Davis, reveals that all insects have odorant receptors that enable them to detect airborne chemicals.

Publication Date: 27 August 2018


Entomologist receives $1 million grant to research the impact of pesticides on bees

Alexandra Harmon-Threatt will study neonicotinoids

Publication Date: 27 July 2018


Should we worry about ticks this summer?

Check yourselves and your pets for ticks after spending time in wooded or grassy areas, says Illinois entomologist Brian Allan.

Publication Date: 17 July 2018


In responding to predation risk, secondhand experience can be as good as new

A new animal biology study of stickleback fish by Illinois animal biologist Alison Bell (left) and former Illinois doctoral student Laura Stein (right) shows that individuals show the same molecular and developmental responses to their own versus their parent’s exposure to predators

Publication Date: 17 July 2018


Professors Emeriti receive international awards

 

Publication Date: 17 July 2018