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New antifungal molecule shows ability to kill fungi without toxicity in human cells, mice

[ ] A new antifungal molecule, devised by tweaking the structure of prominent antifungal drug Amphotericin B, has the potential to harness the drug’s power against fungal infections…

Climate-smart cows could deliver 10-20x more milk in Global South

[ ] A team of animal scientists from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is set to deliver a potential game changer for subsistence farmers in Tanzania: cows that produce up…

Research suggests sentinel warning calls may be universally understood across continents

[ ] Animals often use vocalizations to warn of nearby danger to others. While this information is generally intended for members of the same species, other species can eavesdrop on…

Single model predicts trends in employment, microbiomes, forests

[ ] Researchers report that a single, simplified model can predict population fluctuations in three unrelated realms: urban employment, human gut microbiomes and tropical forests. The…

Community-wide collaborative art piece features locally foraged flora and fauna

[ ] Did you ever collect something from nature as a kid, preserving it to recall cherished memories later in time? Capturing the beauty and wonder of the natural world through foraged…

Mitochondrial protein plays key role in glioblastoma and therapeutic resistance

[ ] Glioblastoma is the most common type of brain tumor that affects adults and, unfortunately, still remains incurable. In a new study, researchers have demonstrated that a specific…

Exploring the interactions between archaea and their viruses in extreme environments

[ ] Coming into the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Catherine Koterba was a pre-med student with a passion for astronomy. Three years later, she is a microbiologist studying…

CZI, State and City Leaders Launch Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Chicago

[ ] Illinois Governor JB Pritzker joins CZI to inaugurate a new biomedical research hub that will leverage cutting-edge science to study inflammation Today, leadership from the Chan…

From A to Z: An Alternative base modification for mRNA therapeutics

[ ] Messenger RNA (mRNA) technology has become popular in the last few years due to its use in COVID-19 vaccines. This technology has been so groundbreaking that it recently won the…

Wikipedia edit-a-thon event series seeks to increase STEM representation

[ ] Women have made significant contributions in STEM, and have become increasingly prevalent in the STEM community. However, their online visibility, particularly regarding their…

New committee for the IGB DEI Advisory Group announced

[ ] At the forefront of pioneering research, the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology is dedicated to addressing pressing societal challenges in areas such as energy,…

Nobel Prize laureate Venki Ramakrishnan to give Pioneers Lecture

[ ] Dr. Venki Ramakrishnan, Nobel Prize laureate and Group Leader in the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, United Kingdom, will be presenting his…

Winners of the Center for Indigenous Science Scholarship announced

[ ] The Center for Indigenous Science is a collaboration between the American Indian studies program and the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology. The Center aims to…

Illinois-led team puts cows and microbes to work to reduce greenhouse gases

[ ] As we hurtle toward crucial tipping points on a warming planet, an international team of scientists is recruiting a surprising ally to make a powerful dent in greenhouse gas…

Illinois-led project to sequence 400 soybean genomes, improve future crops

[ ] As a source of protein and biodiesel for cleaner renewable energy, soybean is an important crop worldwide. But is it performing to its full potential? An ambitious effort led by…

New Pipeline Makes Valuable Organic Acid from Plants, Saving Money and Emissions

[ ] In a breakthrough for environmentally friendly chemical production, researchers at the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI) have developed an…

Specific interneurons are important in aging-associated cognitive decline, study finds

[ ] Normal aging is usually associated with a decline in memory, although it is unclear what factors play a role. In a new study, researchers studied specific interneurons, which…

State politics, industry drive planetary health education for K-12 students in US

[ ] As much of the U.S. broils under record-setting temperatures, battles wildfires and is rocked by fierce storms, a new study suggests that the science learning standards for many…

Ground Broken for CABBI Greenhouse

[ ] Representatives from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign broke ground Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023, on a state-of-the-art greenhouse in the Research Park. From left,…

New insight into crosstalk between cancer cells and their environment

[ ] Most solid tumors become stiff as the cancer progresses. Although researchers recognize that the environment around the cancer cells influences their behavior, it is unclear how…