November 9, 2021

Scientists discover how antibiotics penetrate Gram-negative bacterial cell walls

  • By Beth Hart

Scientists have labored for decades to find antibiotics that work against Gram-negative bacteria, which cause some of the deadliest infections in hospital settings and are most likely to be resistant to treatment with existing antibiotics. In a study reported in the journal Chemical Science, researchers developed a new method to determine how antibiotics with specific chemical properties thread their way through tiny pores in the otherwise impenetrable cell envelopes of Gram-negative bacteria. “Antibiotic resistance is […]

November 4, 2021

Do kids need a COVID-19 vaccine? with Carle Illinois’ Rebecca Smith

  • By Ryann Monahan

Children ages five to eleven now can receive a COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech under emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration and recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Rebecca Lee Smith, an epidemiologist and professor in the Carle Illinois College of Medicine and the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, works with school districts on COVID-19 safety protocols and tracking viral spread among children. Smith talked with News Bureau Biomedical Sciences Editor Liz […]

October 15, 2021

New Carle Illinois sculpture has dual meaning reflecting the mission of the college

  • By Ryann Monahan

A powerful sculpture now stands before the new home of Carle Illinois College of Medicine. The figure resembles the anatomy of a hand and the work of physicians.  A closer look at the sculpture in front of the Medical Sciences Building reveals a dual meaning that echoes the foundation and mission of the college. The structure resembles much more than the anatomy of a hand and reflection of what aspiring physicians might do when they […]

Stanislav Rubakhin, research professor; Dan Castro, graduate research assistant; Jonathan Sweedler, professor of chemistry; Yuxuan Richard Xie, graduate research assistant;Elena Romanova, research professor
October 5, 2021

New analytical technique helps researchers spot subtle differences in subcellular chemistry

  • By Beth Hart

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign can now rapidly isolate and chemically characterize individual organelles within cells. The new technique tests the limits of analytical chemistry and rapidly reveals the chemical composition of organelles that control biological growth, development and disease. The findings of the new study, led by Carle Illinois College of Medicine and chemistry professor Jonathan Sweedler, are published in the journal Nature Methods. The new approach locates and isolates […]

September 27, 2021

PRIDE Festival: Carle Illinois Students Host Health Booth

  • By Ryann Monahan

Carle Illinois College of Medicine students participated in the 2021 Champaign-Urbana Pride Festival Saturday, September 25th in Urbana, Illinois. Carle Illinois students checked dozens of festival attendees’ vitals and offered information affirming LGBTQ+ health care in the community. Carle Illinois’ participation in the event was led by the Carle Illinois PRIDE student group. The C-U Pride Festival was hosted by the Uniting Pride (UP) Center of Champaign County and themed “What the Health? Fighting. Surviving. […]

September 23, 2021

Carle Illinois Health Innovation Professor on NPR: How Some Schools Are Using Weekly Testing To Keep Kids In Class — And COVID Out

  • By Ryann Monahan
September 9, 2021

Health Innovation Professor Bruce Fouke’s research featured in Scientific American September Issue

  • By Ryann Monahan

Carle Illinois College of Medicine Health Innovation Professor Bruce Fouke is offering a unique perspective on how biomineralization impacts health and disease in the Scientific American September 2021 Issue. The article “New Tool Shows Geology behind Kidney Stone Crystallization,” highlights Fouke’s discovery that kidney stones form similarly to many other stones in nature: they partially dissolve and re-form many times rather than crystallizing all at once. “That’s when we realized that stones are quite dynamic […]

August 25, 2021

Successful test by UIUC, NASA, and Collins gets us one step closer to electric aircraft

  • By Ryann Monahan

A one-megawatt electric motor that could help propel future, more environmentally friendly, and economically sustainable aircraft was tested during April and May by NASA and its industry and academic partners. The center of attention is an electric machine that can work either as an electric motor to turn propellers or large engine fans or a generator to produce one million watts of power – enough to power 760 average U.S. households. NASA’s collaborators in this research […]

August 24, 2021

The Time is Now at Carle Illinois College of Medicine

  • By Ryann Monahan

 This year reminded all of us just how quickly a world can change. We learned that it’s time to be impatient when it comes to the health of those who matter most. It’s time for new treatments and innovations that help those we love – right now. It’s time to find equitable solutions that improve the human condition. It’s time for the first medical school built at the intersection of engineering and medicine. It is time for the […]

August 19, 2021

Mendenhall’s grant highlighted on FOX 32 Chicago

  • By Ryann Monahan

Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s Ruby Mendenhall new $500,000 MacArthur Foundation grant has been featured on Fox 32 Chicago and includes a “live” broadcast interview with Mendenhall. The grant will help reduce disparities in healthcare through a unique new training program, wellness tools, and policy clinic. The grant is set to create a culture of innovation that centers around the health and wellness of mostly Black and Latinx high school students and young adults living in […]