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Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Hyunjoon Kong and his team look to glacial moraines as inspiration for more precise delivery of micro-therapies.

Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Hyunjoon Kong and his team look to glacial moraines as inspiration for more precise delivery of micro-therapies.

The ‘Art of Science: Images from the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology,’ now in its fifth year, will hold its opening reception on April 23, 6:00pm, at the indi go Artist Co-op in Champaign.

The ‘Art of Science: Images from the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology,’ now in its fifth year, will hold its opening reception on April 23, 6:00pm, at the Indi Go Artist Co-op in Champaign.

University of Illinois scientists, including first author Bright Agindotan, former postdoc with the Energy Biosciences Institute, reported in Archives of Virology evidence of the new mastrevirus, tentatively named switchgrass mosaic-associated virus 1 (SgMaV-1).

University of Illinois scientists, including first author Bright Agindotan, former postdoc with the Energy Biosciences Institute, reported in Archives of Virology evidence of a potential new mastrevirus.

University of Illinois researchers led by Associate Professor of Microbiology Rachel Whitaker found the microbe Sulfolobus islandicus can go dormant, ceasing to grow and reproduce.

University of Illinois researchers led by Associate Professor of Microbiology Rachel Whitaker found the microbe Sulfolobus islandicus can go dormant, ceasing to grow and reproduce, in order to protect from infection.

Professor of Crop Sciences and Plant Biology Stephen Long and colleagues report on advances and challenges in improving plant photosynthesis.

Professor of Crop Sciences and Plant Biology Stephen Long and colleagues report on advances and challenges in improving plant photosynthesis.

Plant biology professor Ray Ming and colleagues discovered that papaya cultivation 4,000 years ago likely led to the evolution of hermaphrodite plants, which are favored by growers today.

Plant biology professor Ray Ming and colleagues discovered that papaya cultivation 4,000 years ago likely led to the evolution of hermaphrodite plants, which are favored by growers today.

A research team led by Professor of Physics Taekjip Ha, above right, has found that DNA uncoils from the nucleosome asymmetrically (uncoiling from one end much more easily) in a recent publication in Cell.

A research team led by Professor of Physics Taekjip Ha, above right, has found that DNA uncoils from the nucleosome asymmetrically (uncoiling from one end much more easily) in a recent publication in Cell.

Have you ever wondered why the human body looks the way it does? Why our hands have five fingers instead of six? Why we walk on two legs instead of four?  It took more than 350 million years for the human body to take shape. How did it become the complicated, quirky, amazing machine it is today?  Your Inner Fish delves deep into the past to answer these questions. The three-part series, which premiered April 9. 2014, reveals a startling truth: Hidden within the human body is a story of life on Earth.

Neil H. Shubin, the Robert R. Bensley Distinguished Service Professor of Organismal Biology and Anatomy at University of Chicago and host of "Your Inner Fish" to speak as part of IGB's Genomics and Society lecture series.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Douglas Mitchell and colleagues look to an HIV drug to help combat a virulent bacteria strain.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Douglas Mitchell and colleagues look to an HIV drug to help combat a virulent bacteria strain.

Bryan White, Professor of Animal Sciences and Director of the University of Illinois Strategic Alliance for Technology-Based Healthcare, has been elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology.

Bryan White, Professor of Animal Sciences and Director, The Mayo Clinic/University of Illinois Strategic Alliance for Technology-Based Healthcare, has been elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology.