Eman Hammad, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
January 16, 2019

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Joins Carle Illinois

  • By Kara Sauder

Eman Hammad, a Fulbright visiting scholar from the University of Jordan, began her Fulbright scholar program at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine in the fall of 2018. Her research at the University of Illinois is in pharmacoeconomics, which addresses the cost-effectiveness of medications. Eman’s story began in her home country of Jordan, where at a young age, a trip to the pharmacy catalyzed a curiosity in pharmacology. She witnessed the everyday practice of pharmacists […]

M. Christina White, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
January 10, 2019

Researchers diversify drug development options with new metal catalyst

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A University of Illinois team of researchers led by chemistry professor and Carle Illinois research mentor M. Christina White has developed a new manganese-based catalyst that can change the structure of druglike molecules to make new drugs, advancing the pace and efficiency of drug development.

January 3, 2019

Unmuting large silent genes lets bacteria produce new molecules, potential drug candidates

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By enticing away the repressors dampening unexpressed, silent genes in Streptomyces bacteria, researchers at the University of Illinois have unlocked several large gene clusters for new natural products, according to a study published in the journal Nature Chemical Biology. Since many antibiotics, anti-cancer agents and other drugs have been derived from genes readily expressed in Streptomyces, the researchers hope that unsilencing genes that have not previously been expressed in the lab will yield additional candidates […]

December 19, 2018

New drug seeks receptors in sarcoma cells, attacks tumors in animal trials

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A new compound that targets a receptor within sarcoma cancer cells shrank tumors and hampered their ability to spread in mice and pigs, a study from researchers at the University of Illinois reports. The researchers conducted a multi-year, cross-disciplinary study that went from screening potential drug candidates to identifying and synthesizing one compound, to packaging it into nanoparticles for delivery in cells, to testing it in cell cultures and finally in mice and pigs with […]

Stephen Boppart, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
December 14, 2018

Stephen Boppart appointed to Carle Illinois College of Medicine Executive Leadership Team

  • By Libby Kacich

Stephen Boppart joins the Carle Illinois College of Medicine as interim executive associate dean and chief diversity officer.

Valerie Chen, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
December 13, 2018

Tackling New Experiences to Learn High Impact Patient Care

  • By Kara Sauder

As Valerie Chen pursues a future as a physician-innovator, her astute insights into the human experience will have an invaluable impact on the patients in her future care.

Health Mirror Make-a-thon Carle Illinois College of Medicine
December 12, 2018

Carle Illinois Hosts First Health Mirror Make-a-thon

  • By Anmol Shah

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, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
December 11, 2018

Bashir Named NAI Fellow

  • By Kara Sauder

Rashid Bashir, dean of the University of Illinois College of Engineering and Carle Illinois professor, has been named a National Academy of Inventors Fellow.

December 11, 2018

Researchers Develop Imaging Agent for Receptor that is Key to Multiple Diseases

  • By Kara Sauder

An international research collaboration has developed a noninvasive multimodal nanoparticle-based imaging agent that can assess the receptor for advanced glycation end-products (RAGE).

November 27, 2018

Illinois receives $3 million NIH funding to develop neural probe for monitoring brain chemistry

  • By Kara Sauder

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.