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  • Posted: December 6, 2019
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A new web tool speeds the discovery of drugs to kill Gram-negative bacteria, which are responsible for the vast majority of antibiotic-resistant infections and deaths. The tool also offers insights into discrete chemical changes that can convert drugs that kill other bacteria into drugs to fight Gram-negative infections. The team...
  • Posted: December 5, 2019
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — From mid-November 2015 through February 2016, scientists used GPS transmitters to track the movements of Canada geese near Midway International Airport in Chicago. They discovered that – in the colder months, at least – some geese are hanging out on rooftops, in a rail yard and in a canal close to Midway’s runways. This behavior...
  • Posted: December 3, 2019
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — New research by engineers at the University of Illinois combines atomic-scale experimentation with computer modeling to determine how much energy it takes to bend multilayer graphene – a question that has eluded scientists since graphene was first isolated. The findings are reported in the journal Nature Materials. Graphene – a...
  • Posted: November 8, 2019
    Established in 2018 a cross-campus program is attracting doctoral candidates in the humanities and arts. By the time Jonathan Gonzalez received his bachelor's degree from the University of Texas-El Paso, he’d mastered four languages: French, Italian, Russian, and English. By spending more than four hours a day studying language and literature, he’...
  • Posted: November 8, 2019
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Consuming potato puree during prolonged exercise works just as well as a commercial carbohydrate gel in sustaining blood glucose levels and boosting performance in trained athletes, scientists report. “Research has shown that ingesting concentrated carbohydrate gels during prolonged exercise promotes carbohydrate availability...

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