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  • 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,...
  • Posted: January 13, 2021
    The Graduate College is pleased to announce a new partnership with VinUniversity, a private nonprofit university in Hanoi, Vietnam. The partnership will provide fellowships to Vietnamese citizens and Vietnamese-Americans who wish to pursue graduate degrees at the University of Illinois.  VinUniversity was established in 2018 with major...
  • Posted: December 14, 2020
    According to new research, people tend to moralize COVID-19-control efforts and are more willing to endorse human costs emerging from COVID-19-related restrictions than to accept costs resulting from other restraints meant to prevent injury or death. The level of support – and resulting outrage in response to perceived violations of this moral...

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