May 8, 2017

Computer-generated doctor explains test results to patients

  • By Libby Kacich

If viewing your latest medical test results on your doctor’s online portal leaves you scratching your head and wondering whether to start planning your 100th-birthday bash or begin writing your will, you’re not alone.  

May 7, 2017

UI med school faculty starting to come together

  • By Libby Kacich

When a patient developed a complication following stomach surgery, Dr. Blair Rowitz thought of a novel way to repair it — but the right tool hadn’t been invented yet.

Inaugural faculty, Carle Illinois College of Medicine
May 3, 2017

Carle Illinois College of Medicine announces inaugural faculty

  • By Libby Kacich

The Illinois faculty will teach alongside medical professionals from Carle Health System and the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine and nursing program.

April 24, 2017

Carver Trust funds new Microscale Biofabrication Lab at Illinois

  • By Libby Kacich

The Microscale Biofabrication Lab, which will be located in the Digital Computer Laboratory (DCL) building—current home of the Bioengineering Department—is one of the latest equipment-focused investments by the Carver Charitable Trust at the University of Illinois.

April 19, 2017

Billion-dollar project would synthesize hundreds of thousands of molecules in search of new medicines

  • By Libby Kacich

Martin Burke says his synthesis machine could turbocharge chemists’ ability to create natural products.

December 8, 2015

Portable device can quickly determine the extent of an eye injury

  • By Libby Kacich

OcuCheck works by measuring levels of vitamin C in the fluids that coat or leak from the eye.

September 15, 2015

Surgical probe seeks out where cancer ends and healthy tissue begins

  • By Libby Kacich

A new surgical tool that uses light to make sure surgeons are removing cancerous tumors found.

September 14, 2015

Illinois, Carle and OSF HealthCare attack overwhelming infection using engineering-based medicine

  • By Libby Kacich

The Resilience Engineering in Sepsis Care program will create new tools in point-of-care diagnostics, precision medicine, data analytics, and medical simulation.