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  • Posted: March 2, 2021
    As the pandemic unfolded, researchers at the University of Illinois’ CyberGIS Center for Advanced Digital and Spatial Studies organized a team of graduate students and postdocs to develop a web application to track COVID-19 cases and visualize the impact on different geographic scales. Illinois Professional Science Master's (PSM)  ...
  • Posted: February 28, 2021
    An experienced student engagement director and recent interim assistant director of the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, Dementro Powell has started in a new role as the Director of Community Development and Engagement at the University of Illinois Police Department (UIPD). Doctoral student in Education Policy, Organization...
  • Posted: February 1, 2021
    Click beetles can propel themselves more than 20 body lengths into the air, and they do so without using their legs. While the jump’s motion has been studied in depth, the physical mechanisms that enable the beetles’ signature clicking maneuver have not. A new study examines the forces behind this super-fast energy release and provides guidelines...
  • Posted: January 30, 2021
    Researchers used single-molecule imaging to compare the genome-editing tools CRISPR-Cas9 and TALEN. Their experiments revealed that TALEN is up to five times more efficient than CRISPR-Cas9 in parts of the genome, called heterochromatin, that are densely packed. Fragile X syndrome, sickle cell anemia, beta-thalassemia and other diseases are the...
  • Posted: January 28, 2021
    Culture, civic-mindedness and privacy concerns influence how willing people are to share personal location information to help stem the transmission of COVID-19 in their communities, a new study finds. Such sharing includes giving public health authorities access to their geographic information via data gathered from phone calls, mobile apps,...

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