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Team discovers how bacteria resist a 'Trojan horse' antibiotic

[ ] A new study describes how bacteria use a previously unknown means to defeat an antibiotic. The researchers found that the bacteria have modified a common “housekeeping” enzyme in…

Insects Have Personalities Too, Research on Honey Bees Indicates

[ ] A new study in Science suggests that thrill-seeking is not limited to humans and other vertebrates. Some honey bees, too, are more likely than others to seek adventure. The brains…

Team discovers microbes speciating

[ ] Not that long ago in a hot spring in Kamchatka, Russia, two groups of genetically indistinguishable microbes parted ways. They began evolving into different species – despite the…

Lemelson-MIT $30,000 Illinois Student Prize Finalist

[ ] The University of Illinois has always been an incubator for innovation and entrepreneurship. Students and faculty alike have invented products, created new processes and started…

Gene Robinson Named IGB Director

[ ] University of Illinois entomologist and neuroscientist Gene E. Robinson has been named director of the Institute for Genomic Biology, pending approval of the University of…

Abbott and University of Illinois Establish Center for Nutrition, Learning, and Memory

[ ] ABBOTT PARK, Ill. and URBANA, Ill., Dec. 19, 2011 — Abbott and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign announced today they have established the first-ever multi-…

Center for Nutrition, Learning, and Memory (CNLM) Request for Proposals

[ ] The Center for Nutrition, Learning, and Memory (CNLM), established in a partnership between Abbott and the University of Illinois, requests proposals in a Grand Challenge research…

Team discovers how a cancer-causing bacterium spurs cell death

[ ] Researchers report they have figured out how the cancer-causing bacterium Helicobacter pylori attacks a cell’s energy infrastructure, sparking a series of events in the cell that…

Institute for Genomic Biology, School of Integrative Biology receive major NSF training grant

[ ] The National Science Foundation has awarded the Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) and the School of Integrative Biology a $3.2 million training grant. NSF's Integrative Graduate…

Two IGB Faculty Members named University Scholars

[ ] Paul Kenis and James Slauch have been named as University Scholars, a program created to recognize the university’s most talented teachers, scholars and researchers. Kenis, a…

Defining “Renewability” a Challenge for Laws and Regulation

[ ] Jody Endres, the Senior Regulatory associate at the University of Illinois’ Energy Biosciences Institute, is the author of a recently published paper on key issues facing…

New sensors streamline detection of estrogenic compounds

[ ] Researchers have engineered new sensors that fluoresce in the presence of compounds that interact with estrogen receptors in human cells. The sensors detect natural or human-made…

ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowships Awarded

[ ] The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) has selected Nhat Trinh from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a 2011 award recipient of the ASM Undergraduate Research…

Bruce Schatz : Building Healthcare Solutions

[ ] Groundbreaking Health Informatics Book Shows Healthcare Infrastructure Solutions University of Illinois professor Bruce Schatz, a faculty member at the Institute for Genomic…

IGB faculty member selected as Beckman Fellow, Center for Advanced Study

[ ] Andrew Leakey, a member of the Genomic Ecology of Global Change theme at IGB, was recently selected as a Beckman Fellow, Center for Advanced Study.  Leakey’s proposal, “Opening…

Researchers Map Minority Microbes in the Colon

[ ] They make up less than one-hundredth of 1 percent of the microbes that live in the colon, but the bacteria and archaea that sop up hydrogen in the gut are fundamental to colon…

Two IGB Faculty Members Elected to American Academy of Microbiology

[ ] James Slauch and Wilfred van der Donk  have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology. They are among the 78 microbiologists chosen by their peers for…

Genetic Study Offers Insight into the Social Life of Bees

[ ] Most people have trouble telling them apart, but bumble bees, honey bees, stingless bees and solitary bees have home lives that are as different from one another as a monarch’s…

Taekjip Ha Wins Ho-Am Prize

[ ] Cellular Decision Making in Cancer Theme Leader Taekjip Ha has been awarded the 2011 Ho-Am Prize in Science by the Ho-Am Foundation in Korea. The Prize was established by Kun-hee…

The Art of Science: Images from the Institute for Genomic Biology

[ ] “The Art of Science: Images from the Institute for Genomic Biology" opening reception was held on Thursday, March 31 from 6:00- 8:30 p.m. at downtown Champaign’s indi go Gallery.…