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Blind Mole-rats Resistant To Chemically Induced Cancers
2013-09-03 15:41:38

Like naked mole-rats (Heterocephalus gaber), blind mole-rats (of the genus Spalax) live underground in low-oxygen environments, are long-lived and resistant to cancer.

Magnetic Charge Crystals Imaged In Artificial Spin Ice Material
2013-08-28 14:04:18

A team of scientists, led by University of Illinois physicist Peter Schiffer, has reported direct visualization of magnetic charge crystallization in an artificial spin ice material, a first in the study of a relatively new class of frustrated artificial magnetic materials-by-design known as “Artificial Spin Ice.”

2013-07-10 12:43:31

Using a new analytical methodology--a coupled micro-computed X-ray tomography (MicroCT) and microfluidic-based electrochemical analysis--researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are gaining new insights into electrode structure-performance relationships for energy conversion and storage devices.

2013-07-09 21:12:42

University of Illinois professor discussed barriers and opportunities to meeting food and bioenergy demands in 2030 at the AAAS Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture.

2013-07-03 11:07:47

A new study indicates that aerobic exercise can lessen – or worsen – the symptoms of inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis, depending on the circumstances under which the exercise is undertaken.

2013-06-20 23:03:34

Athletico Physical Therapy and University of Illinois Athletics announce a new partnership naming Athletico as the exclusive and Official Athletic Training Provider of the University of Illinois.

3D Printer Sand Grain Size Battery
2013-06-19 09:42:00

Researchers at Harvard University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have successfully used 3D printing to make lithium-ion microbatteries the size of a grain of sand.

Is Yoga Better For Your Brain Than More Rigorous Exercise?
2013-06-08 09:48:28

Spending twenty minutes in one popular form of yoga is better for your brain than participating in vigorous exercise over the same amount of time.

Twenty-minute Yoga Session Stimulates Brain Function Immediately After
2013-06-06 15:17:18

Researchers report that a single, 20-minute session of Hatha yoga significantly improved participants' speed and accuracy on tests of working memory and inhibitory control, two measures of brain function associated with the ability to maintain focus and take in, retain and use new information.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.