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Bird Louse Study Shows How Evolution Sometimes Repeats Itself

Published: August 16, 2012.
By University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
http://www.uiuc.edu

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Birds of a feather flock together and – according to a new analysis – so do their lice.


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A Glucose Meter of a Different Color Provides Continuous Monitoring
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — University of Illinois engineers are bringing a touch of color to glucose monitoring. The researchers developed a new continuous glucose monitoring material that changes color as glucose levels fluctuate, and the wavelength shift is so precise that doctors and patients may be able to use it for automatic insulin dosing - something not possible using current point measurements like test strips.
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Study: Earth Can Sustain More Terrestrial Plant Growth Than Previously Thought
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A new analysis suggests the planet can produce much more land-plant biomass – the total material in leaves, stems, roots, fruits, grains and other terrestrial plant parts – than previously thought.
economics
To Deter Cyberattacks, Build a Public-private Partnership
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Cyberattacks loom as an increasingly dire threat to privacy, national security and the global economy, and the best way to blunt their impact may be a public-private partnership between government and business, researchers say. But the time to act is now, rather than in the wake of a crisis, says a University of Illinois expert in law and technology.
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Research: Tax Benefits for Housing Not as Outsized as Previously Thought
New research co-written by a University of Illinois expert in urban economics indicates that tax benefits for housing, including the ever-popular mortgage interest deduction and the property tax deduction, are not as distortionary as previous research and some prominent critics suggest.
economics
Many Solve Civil Justice Problems on Their Own, Rarely Involving Attorneys, Says Study
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Many of life's problems are also civil legal problems, but people don't see them that way. As a result, they often deal with them on their own, and rarely involve lawyers or courts, or even other third parties, according to a recent study. They rarely say that concern about the cost of legal help is a factor, contrary to common assumptions.
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