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Brief interactions spur lasting waves of gene activity in the brain

A new study measured robust changes in brain gene expression for up to two hours after a three-spined stickleback fish encountered another fish.

Publication Date: 22 July 2017

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Foundation Supports Crops in Silico


Publication Date: 15 June 2017

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Scientists find world’s oldest fossil mushroom

The world’s oldest fossil mushroom was preserved in limestone, an extraordinarily rare event, researchers say.

Publication Date: 09 June 2017

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Donald Ort elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Donald Ort is among four University of Illinois professors elected to the National Academy of Sciences this year.

Publication Date: 04 May 2017


Study reveals 10,000 years of genetic continuity in northwest North America

Anthropology professor Ripan Malhi works with Native Americans and First Nations groups to analyze their DNA and that of their ancestors.

Publication Date: 07 April 2017

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Invest in the School of Integrative Biology through the Natural History Building

Join us in building the future.

Publication Date: 31 March 2017


Team nebulizes aphids to knock down gene expression

The soybean aphid is tiny, about the size of a pollen grain, but an infestation can cause soybean losses of up to 40 percent, studies reveal.

Publication Date: 31 March 2017


2017 World of Biology Photo Competition

Deadline for submissions: Thursday, March 31, 2017 at 5 pm
Exhibit of Entries: 2-4 PM, April 13, 2017
284 Morrill Hall

Publication Date: 14 February 2017

Rhizobia nodules on vigna unguiculata

Are We Making Selfish Microbes?

published by Terra Alpaugh on Thu, 2016-12-15 15:35

Publication Date: 19 December 2016

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For First Nations peoples, effects of European contact are recorded in the genome

A study of the genomes of 25 individuals who lived 1,000 to 6,000 years ago on the north coast of present-day British Columbia, and 25 of their descendants who still live in the region today, opens a new window on the catastrophic consequences of European colonization for indigenous peoples in that part of the world.

Publication Date: 19 November 2016