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Young Innovator Program Inventor Spotlight: Victoria Kriuchkovskaia

[ ] Victoria Kriuchkovskaia is a graduate student in the Harley lab at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. In the inaugural Young Innovator Program in 2021, she…

Team Developing Cancer Drug Delivery Method with Bioengineered Microbes

[ ] An Illinois research team is developing a method of producing and delivering monoclonal antibody treatments for breast cancer through commensal microbes in the gut. If successful…

Decoding the molecular clock that controls neurogenesis in the visual center of Drosophila

[ ] The nervous system is made up of diverse cells that arise from progenitors in a specific time-dependent pattern. In a new study, published in Nature Communications, researchers…

Young Innovator Program Inventor Spotlight: Vasiliki Kolliopoulos

[ ] Vasiliki Kolliopoulos is a graduate student in the Harley lab at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. In the inaugural Young Innovator Program in 2021, she…

Illinois General Assembly Recognizes IGB for 15 Years of Scientific Contribution

[ ] The Illinois General Assembly officially recognized the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) for celebrating fifteen years of genomic research addressing major…

Treatment of liver metastases in breast cancer patients improved by low-carb diets

[ ] A new study by Zeynep Madak-Erdogan (CGD/EIRH/GSP) Associate Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition and Cancer Center at Illinois Education Program Leader, and her team…

Applications open for Kleinmuntz Center Young Innovator Program

[ ] The Catherine and Don Kleinmuntz Center for Genomics in Business and Society and Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology are excited to offer the Young Innovator Program (YIP…

15 Years of IGB: The RIPE Project

[ ] In honor of the IGB's anniversary, we're revisiting some of the history of our institute over the past 15 years with a series of articles highlighting IGB people, projects, and…

Young Innovator Program Inventor Spotlight: Aleczandria Tiffany

[ ] Aleczandria Tiffany is a graduate student in the Harley lab at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. In the inaugural Young Innovator Program in 2021, she won…

New tests and treatments developed in mice for pulmonary fibrosis

[ ] Scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Mie University in Japan have developed monoclonal antibodies that prevent lung cell death in mouse models for…

Team identifies compound with potent antiseizure effects

[ ] Researchers studying epileptic seizures of the temporal lobe – the most common type of epilepsy – discovered a compound that reduces seizures in the hippocampus, a brain region…

Study ties present-day Native American tribe to ancestors in San Francisco Bay Area

[ ] A genomic study of Native peoples in the San Francisco Bay Area finds that eight present-day members of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe share ancestry with 12 individuals who lived in…

Collaborative RIPE team prove leaf width-biomass correlations in cowpea

[ ] In a collaboration between RIPE researchers and cowpea breeders from Ahmadu Bello University, and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, the width of cowpea leaves…

Large US firms have lower product diversity, study finds

[ ] Many aspects of economic productivity, including gross domestic product measurements, have been steadily rising over the past three decades. Although one would assume that the…

BBC’s Follow the Food to feature RIPE researcher’s Rock Dust project

[ ] On Saturday, March 12th, 2022, the Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency (RIPE) project’s Carl Bernacchi will be featured on an episode of Follow the Food on BBC World…

Team uses MRI to image epigenetics in the brain

[ ] A multidisciplinary team at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has devised a new approach to 3D imaging that captures DNA methylation, a key epigenetic change associated…

Reducing the carbon footprint through single-use plastics reuse

[ ] A staggering 5.5 million tons of single-use plastics are generated each year by science labs, negating 83% of the world’s recycled plastics. A team at Illinois was recently…

Circadian rhythm and the blood-brain barrier

[ ] What is the best time of day to take your medications? An interdisciplinary team received a grant to study the circadian dynamics of the blood-brain barrier, including the extent…

CROPSR: A New Tool to Accelerate Genetic Discoveries

[ ] Commercially viable biofuel crops are vital to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and a new tool developed by the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI)…

Study reveals new insights into bat echolocation

[ ] Bats are famous for using echolocation—a process where emitted sound waves bounce off objects, providing information about their size, distance, and the surrounding environment.…