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 […]
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 […]
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.
A Carle Illinois College of Medicine Executive Associate Dean, Dr. Rashid Bashir, collaboration with Mayo has demonstrated a novel gene expression analysis technique that can accurately measure levels of RNA quickly and directly from a cancerous tissue sample while preserving the spatial information across the tissue.
Illinois researchers developed nanoparticles that can target cancer stem cells (yellow), the rare cells within a tumor (blue) that can cause cancer to recur or spread.
Carle Illinois researchers developed nanoparticles that can target cancer stem cells, the rare cells within a tumor that can cause cancer to recur or spread.