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Study shows electronic devices undermine effect of resting in green spaces

Study shows electronic devices undermine effect of resting in green spaces

By Karen Liu, Summer Editor-in-Chief

August 1, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

While electronic devices are making our lives easier in many different aspects, they have become constant stressors that take away from the time we dedicate to recover from mental fatigue, according to a recent study. University professor and co-author of the study, William Sullivan, said being in a gre...

University receives nearly a million dollars to research bee population

University receives nearly a million dollars to research bee population

By Heather Schlitz, Assistant News Editor

July 31, 2018


Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

A research team in LAS received nearly one million dollars from the Department of Agriculture to research the nesting habitats of the declining bee population. Alexandra Harmon-Threatt, lead researcher for the project and professor at the University, said the $994,786 grant will be used to research ho...

The Daily Illini police blotter for July 30

The Daily Illini police blotter for July 30

By Veronica Mierek, Contributing Writer

July 30, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign Burglary was reported on the 100 block of East Daniel Street around 9:30 p.m. Saturday. According to the report, the victim reported his apartment had been broken into and a television and printer were taken. There were no signs of forced entry. Deceptive practices were reported on the...

Study shows omega-3 fatty acids may slow cancer growth

Study shows omega-3 fatty acids may slow cancer growth

By Therese Pokorney, Staff Writer

July 30, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Uncategorized

Eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as eggs, salmon and nuts, have been known to prevent heart disease and lower blood pressure. However, a new study conducted by two University professors found eating these nutrient-dense foods may also have anti-cancer effects. Comparative biosciences professor Aditi Das...

Study shows how cereal loses important acids during milling process

Study shows how cereal loses important acids during milling process

By Brooke Eberle, Brand Manager

July 27, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

A new University study shows corn loses important nutrients, namely phenolic acids, when being processed into cornflakes. Carrie Butts-Wilmsmeyer, one of the lead researchers of the study, said there are two types of phenolic acids: soluble and insoluble. Soluble acids are related to stopping aging-related...

The Daily Illini police blotter for July 25

The Daily Illini police blotter for July 25

By Veronica Mierek, Contributing writer

July 26, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign Theft was reported on the 100 block of North Mattis Avenue around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. According to the report, the victim left his camera bag at this location and it was stolen. An arrest was made on the charge of battery on the 2100 block of West White Street around 2 a.m. Wednesday. Ac...

Study explores evolutionary impact of sociable fish prone to being caught

Study explores evolutionary impact of sociable fish prone to being caught

By Madalyn Velisaris, Staff Writer

July 26, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

Bluegill fish who are more sociable tend to be more vulnerable to being captured by anglers, which are people who fish using fishing rods, according to a new study. Cory Suski, associate professor in ACES and co-author of the study, said in an email they ran two behavioral assessments. One determ...

The Daily Illini police blotter for July 24

The Daily Illini police blotter for July 24

By Veronica Mierek, Contributing Writer

July 25, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign Theft was reported on the 200 block of West Vine Street around 2 a.m. Tuesday. According to the report, the victim parked his bicycle behind an apartment building, leaving it unattended and unlocked for approximately two hours. Upon his return, the bicycle had been taken. Criminal damag...

The Daily Illini police blotter for July 23

The Daily Illini police blotter for July 23

By Veronica Mierek, Contributing Writer

July 24, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign Burglary was reported on the 200 block of West John Street around 2:30 a.m. Monday. According to the report, the victim reported his vehicle was unlawfully entered and his wallet was stolen. The victim had no information about the suspect. Arson was reported on the 200 block of South Third Street around 2 a.m...

Champaign sheriff releases bodycam footage from shooting involving UI student

Champaign sheriff releases bodycam footage from shooting involving UI student

By Karen Liu, Summer Editor-In-Chief

July 24, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Showcase, Top Stories

The Champaign County Sheriff's Office released bodycam footage from the July 12 shooting near First and Armory Streets. University student, Samuel Applebaum, was shot in the leg by the police after refusing to drop what was thought to be a gun and pointing it at the officers. It was later determined...

Fragile X treatment research found irregular brain activity protein

Fragile X treatment research found irregular brain activity protein

By Veronica Mierek, Contributing Writer

July 24, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

A research team led by University professor Nien-Pei Tsai has discovered and identified p53, a protein that contributes to irregular activities in the brain. P53 is a tumor suppressor that influences the excitability of neurons, according to the news bureau. Elevated excitability is seen in irregul...

UI data science degree sees rise in enrollment as chance of employment soars

UI data science degree sees rise in enrollment as chance of employment soars

By Therese Pokorney, Staff Writer

July 20, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

As data analysis becomes more vital for businesses, data scientist positions in the U.S. are reaching an all-time high, according to a recent report by the recruiting site Glassdoor. However, not all candidates are being trained in the same way or have the experience employers are looking for. In order ...

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