A Nebraska researcher examines experimental wheat grown in a greenhouse.

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July 19, 2018

Ag Researchers Say Breakthroughs Are Possible, But Only If There’s Funding

Scientific research could deliver transformative technologies to the food system over the next decade, according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Advances in things like gene editing, data sharing and microbiology could make crops more resilient to climate change and livestock more environmentally sustainable.


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July 03, 2018

New Med School To Focus On Problem-Solving, Improving Health Care

At the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, students will be immersed in clinical settings from the very start and will begin interacting with patients in their first year instead of waiting until later in their training. The idea is to prevent some of the problems that can arise when engineers and medical professionals do not work hand in hand.


May 30, 2018

Researchers Seeks Community’s Help In Finding Solutions For Maternal Depression

Up to 20 percent of women experience perinatal depression, which occurs during pregnancy or after giving birth. Karen Tabb, social work professor at the University of Illinois, studies factors that put women at risk of perinatal depression, which is associated with worse outcomes for both mom and baby.


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May 10, 2018

When Cancer Patients Ask About Weed, Many Doctors Say Go For It

Anecdotal reports suggest marijuana is helpful in managing symptoms of chemotherapy, like pain and nausea. But it's unlikely curious patients are getting clear guidance from their doctors on whether they should try marijuana, which form might work best and how much to take. A new survey of 237 oncologists from around the country finds that while roughly 80 percent talk with their patients about marijuana, fewer than 30 percent feel they have sufficient knowledge to advise them about its medicinal use.


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