CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — With a new CRISPR gene-editing methodology, scientists from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign inactivated one of the genes responsible for an inherited form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – a debilitating and fatal neurological disease for which there is no cure. The novel treatment slowed disease progression, improved muscle function and extended lifespan in mice with an aggressive form of ALS. “ALS unfortunately has few treatment options. This is an important first […]
As Carle Illinois’ first Head of the Department of Biomedical and Translational Sciences, Professor Amy Wagoner Johnson will help cultivate a meaningful, interdisciplinary faculty culture at the College.
The new Innovation Grand Rounds series will create “a collaborative networking event around medicine innovation.”
Blair Rowitz, M.D., and Dipanjan Pan, Ph.D., collaborated to develop customizable, 3D-printed stents out of materials that can be absorbed by the body.
Anatomy lab is a rite of passage for medical students. The first time they don scrubs, pick up scalpels and approach a human cadaver is, for most physicians, an indelible moment. It’s easy to assume that seasoned physicians are guiding future physicians in the lab, but it’s not always the case. Often, it’s an anthropologist who helps med students navigate this new terrain of bone, ligaments and organs. That’s true at the Carle Illinois College […]
“Next Generation” and “Rural Health” might seem like unrelated concepts, but 46 people recently devoted a Saturday to bringing them together at a Carle Illinois make-a-thon. The result? Seven innovative ideas to revolutionize the future of rural healthcare. Next Generation Rural Health was the theme that brought together so many minds on December 7. Seven teams competed, each with an intentional mix of participants, including community members, Carle Illinois medical students, Illinois undergraduate engineering students, […]
Stephen Boppart has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors in recognition of his work developing and translating novel optical biomedical imaging technologies.
Starting November 1, 2019, all Illinois residents are invited to submit ideas for improving human health to the second annual Illinois Health Make-a-Thon competition. The 10 best ideas will each be supported by $10,000 in Health Maker Lab resources to create a real prototype of their idea.
On November 10, Aaron Brown, a second-year student at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, is taking a “different kind of health fair” into the Champaign-Urbana community—one that focuses on meeting people where they’re at and building trust through listening.
A rural disaster simulation brought together interprofessional teams of students from four health sciences programs.