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Long-term nitrogen fertilizer use disrupts plant-microbe mutualisms

University of Illinois plant biology professor Katy Heath and her colleagues found that long-term nitrogen fertilizer use disrupts the mutually beneficial relationship between legumes and soil microbes.

Publication Date: 23 February 2015


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Animated videos bring Ebola education to West Africa

Working with international collaborators, Scientific Animations Without Borders created an Ebola prevention video that is now being distributed in Sierra Leone. Pictured, clockwise, from back left: Enrique Rebolledo, the program coordinator for the Sierra Leone/YMCA Partnership; U. of I. entomology professor Barry Pittendrigh; U. of I. YMCA communications director Megan Flowers; SAWBO staffer Anna PĂ©rez Sabater; and Julia Bello-Bravo, the assistant director of the Center for African Studies.

Publication Date: 19 February 2015


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Entomology professor May Berenbaum receives National Medal of Science

Entomology professor May Berenbaum received a National Medal of Science award from President Obama at a White House ceremony Nov. 20.

Publication Date: 20 November 2014