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Study finds parallels between unresponsive honey bees, autism in humans

Socially unresponsive bees share something fundamental with autistic humans, new research finds.

Publication Date: 31 July 2017

Two undergrads improve plant carbon-cycle models

Researchers at the U. of I. found that plants vary a lot in the efficiency with which they uptake carbon dioxide and conserve water. Plant biology professor Andrew Leakey, left, mentored Kevin Wolz, who was an undergraduate at the time he conducted the research. Wolz now holds degrees in civil engineering and biology and is pursuing a doctorate in biology.

Publication Date: 24 July 2017

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

Foundation Supports Crops in Silico


Publication Date: 15 June 2017

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

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

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

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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