An approved drug normally used to treat fungal infections could also do the job of a protein channel that is missing or defective in the lungs of people with cystic fibrosis, operating as a prosthesis on the molecular scale.
The Carle Illinois College of Medicine is seeking submissions for the first Illinois Health Make-a-Thon competition. Anyone who lives in Champaign County can submit an idea for improving human health on the Health Maker Lab website. The deadline for idea submissions is March 11. The competition submission form includes three questions: — “What is the health-related problem you want to address?” — “What is your idea for solving this problem?” — “How will your solution […]
In a recent paper published in Nature Communications, Smith reported the invention of a new technology platform that digitally counts, for the first time ever, the amount of growth factor entering an individual cell.
As part of a nearly $2 million University of Illinois System initiative, fourteen projects were selected from more than 50 proposals to bolster and encourage the arts and humanities at the system’s universities in Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and Springfield–one of which will result in a new medical humanities curriculum for both undergraduates in the system and medical students in the Carle Illinois College of Medicine. Stephanie Hilger, who has been involved in developing the medical humanities […]