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.

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

Ruby Mendenhall named assistant dean for diversity and democratization of health innovation

  • By Kara Sauder

Meet Ruby Mendenhall, who has been named the Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s assistant dean for diversity and democratization of health innovation.

Dr. King Li, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
April 9, 2018

Dr. King Li Inducted into American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows

  • By Kara Sauder

Dr. King Li, dean of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, has been admitted into the AIMBE College of Fellows, comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers.

January 16, 2018

Novel chip-based gene expression tool analyzes RNA quickly and accurately

  • By Kara Sauder

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.

Jacob Allen and Jeffrey Woods, Carle Illinois College of Medicine research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
December 5, 2017

Exercise changes gut microbial composition independent of diet, team reports

  • By Libby Kacich