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New study uncovers novel receptor function in Fragile X syndrome

Fragile X syndrome is one of the most commonly inherited forms of autism and intellectual disability, and no treatment currently exists. But a team of University of Illinois researchers has discovered a novel receptor function that may be used in a...
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Study: “Goldilocks system” boosts efficiency of nickel-catalyzed reactions

Chemists at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have published a paper on research that provides new details about the mechanism behind nickel-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions and the surprising discovery that acetonitrile and other alkyl...
20-Dec-2023 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Illinois researchers discover rules for breaking into Pseudomonas

University of Illinois researchers report in Nature that they have used machine learning to identify how to get antibacterial drugs through the nearly impenetrable outer membrane of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a bacterium that is notoriously difficult...
28-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Researchers create copper molecule that exhibits fastest ever electron transfer rates

A team led by a University of Illinois chemistry professor recently created copper molecules that can transfer electrons at least an order of magnitude faster than previously reported. Finding faster, more efficient ways to transfer electrons...
2-Nov-2023 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Single model predicts trends in employment, microbiomes, forests

Researchers report that a single, simplified model can predict population fluctuations in three realms: urban employment, human gut microbiomes, and tropical forests.
25-Oct-2023 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Illinois expert argues Ancient Maya reservoirs offer lessons for today’s water crises

University of Illinois anthropology professor Lisa Lucero argues in a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that ancient Maya reservoirs, which used aquatic plants to filter and clean the water, “can serve as...
9-Oct-2023 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study links epigenetic changes to historic trauma in Alaska Native communities

Researchers investigated the relationship between historical trauma experienced by Alaska Native communities and epigenetic markers on genes that previous studies have linked to trauma.
8-Sep-2023 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Machine learning tool simplifies one of the most widely used reactions in the pharmaceutical industry

University of Illinois researchers and a Swiss pharmaceutical company have developed a machine learning model that eliminates the need for extensive experimentation to determine the best conditions for an important carbon-nitrogen bond forming...
1-Sep-2023 4:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Illinois professor examines the critical role of food in the Civil Rights Movement

African American Studies professor Bobby J. Smith II examines how the Civil Rights Movement included struggles around food in his book “Food Power Politics: The Food Story of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement.” The book is the inaugural...
5-Sep-2023 9:55 AM EDT

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