October 16, 2018

Combining problem-solving and compassion to improve the human condition

  • By Kara Sauder
Zachary Meade, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
September 13, 2018

Challenging the Impossible through Selfless Service

  • By Kara Sauder
Leanne Labriola, Dipanjan Pan, Ketan Dighe, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
August 31, 2018

Color-changing sensor detects signs of eye damage in tears

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Researchers developed a rapid sensing gel to measure a molecular marker of eye injury in a teardrop.

New CRSPR Technique, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
August 16, 2018

New CRISPR technique skips over portions of genes that can cause disease

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In a new study in cells, University of Illinois researchers have adapted CRISPR gene-editing technology to cause the cell’s internal machinery to skip over a small portion of a gene when transcribing it into a template for protein building. This gives researchers a way not only to eliminate a mutated gene sequence, but to influence […]

August 2, 2018

Nowhere to hide: Molecular probe illuminates elusive cancer stem cells in live mice

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University of Illinois researchers developed a molecular probe that can tag and track elusive cancer stem cells in both cell cultures and live organisms.

Ruby Mendenhall, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
August 2, 2018

Ruby Mendenhall and Interdisciplinary Research

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Ask Ruby Mendenhall about the scope of her activities, and you’re quickly overwhelmed. Ask her to illustrate how they all connect, and you’ll soon have a page full of circles, lines, themes and projects – many of them connecting people you’d think would have little to talk about. Yet they do.

Timothy Fan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Carle Illinois College of Medicine
July 12, 2018

Products of omega-3 fatty acid metabolism may have anticancer effects, study shows

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A class of molecules formed when the body metabolizes omega-3 fatty acids could inhibit cancer’s growth and spread, University of Illinois researchers report in a new study in mice. The molecules, called endocannabinoids, are made naturally by the body and have similar properties to cannabinoids found in marijuana – but without the psychotropic effects. In […]

First Class, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
July 3, 2018

Carle Illinois Welcomes Inaugural Class

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The Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the world’s first engineering-based medical school, welcomed its first class of 32 students July 2. A partnership between the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Carle Health System, the college aims to create a cohort of physician-innovators who exemplify the qualities of compassion, competence, curiosity and creativity. The […]

May 8, 2018

University of Illinois administrators join the Illini 4000 in portion of cross-country bike ride

  • By Kara Sauder

Carle Illinois College of Medicine is partnering with the Illini 4000 on their upcoming cross-country race to raise funds for cancer research. Learn how you can get involved below.

May 7, 2018

New CRISPR technology ‘knocks out’ yeast genes with single-point precision

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Carle Illinois College of Medicine professor and research mentor, Huimin Zhao, has developed CRISPR-based technology that “knocks out” yeast genes with single-point precision – offering potential benefits to industries that use the yeast to produce ethanol, chemicals, lubricants and pharmaceuticals.