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Concerns of genetic determinism of behavior by linking environmental influences, genetic research

Shelby Lawson

It has long been known that there is a complex interplay between genetic factors and environmental influences in shaping behavior.

Mice study suggests metabolic diseases may be driven by gut microbiome, loss of ovarian hormones

Sharita Forrest

The gut microbiome interacts with the loss of female sex hormones to exacerbate metabolic disease, including weight gain, fat in the liver and the expression of genes linked wit

Erinn Dady

Ananya Sen

Over the past few decades, the food industry has increasingly leaned on the concept of molecular gastronomy—approaching cooking from the perspective of chemistry.

Machine learning used to classify fossils of extinct pollen

Shelby Lawson

In the quest to decipher the evolutionary relationships of extinct organisms from fossils, researchers often face challenges in discerning key features from weathered fossils, o

Cape Lion was genetically diverse prior to extinction, researchers find

Shelby Lawson

Cape lions used to roam the Cape Flats grassland plains of South Africa, in what is now known as Western Cape Providence.

Taher Saif elected to National Academy of Engineering

Lois Yoksoulian

Taher Saif (M-CELS/RBTE), the Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Professor in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, has been elected to the National

Zeynep Madak Erdogan Receives American Association for Cancer Research Award

Jonathan King

Cancer Center at Illinois Associate Director for Education and Sylvia D.

Microbial division of labor produces higher biofuel yields

Diana Yates

Scientists have found a way to boost ethanol production via yeast fermentation, a standard method for converting plant sugars into biofuels.

New insights into how epilancin 15X kills bacteria

Ananya Sen

Antimicrobial resistance has emerged as a global threat that requires urgent attention.

Talking tomatoes: How their communication is influenced by enemies and friends

Ananya Sen

Plants produce a range of chemicals known as volatile organic compounds that influence their interactions with the world around them.