Imagine this: a highly qualified group of 29 medical school students, engineers, and citizen scientists dedicating an entire Saturday to finding the next big innovation that will improve the human condition. That was exactly the scene at Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s first ever “Make-a-thon.” The day-long event included Illinois medical students, students from other colleges across the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and members of the Champaign-Urbana community all of whom gathered at Everitt […]
Rashid Bashir, dean of the University of Illinois College of Engineering and Carle Illinois professor, has been named a National Academy of Inventors Fellow.
An international research collaboration has developed a noninvasive multimodal nanoparticle-based imaging agent that can assess the receptor for advanced glycation end-products (RAGE).
An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Bioengineering, and Chemistry have joined forces to develop a highly sensitive neural probe to monitor brain chemistry.
Researchers developed a rapid sensing gel to measure a molecular marker of eye injury in a teardrop.
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 how the gene is expressed and regulated. Such targeted editing could one day be useful for treating genetic diseases caused […]
University of Illinois researchers developed a molecular probe that can tag and track elusive cancer stem cells in both cell cultures and live organisms.