Skip to main content

News Archive

Kidney stones have distinct geological histories

Diana Yates

A geologist, a microscopist and a doctor walk into a lab and, with their colleagues from across the nation, make a discovery that overturns centuries of thought about the nature

Unusual biosynthetic pathway offers a key to future natural product discovery

Cluadia Lutz

Bacteria are master engineers of small, biologically useful molecules.

Workshop seeks common ground in development and behavior research

Emily Scott

A workshop held at the IGB this summer set out to bridge the gap between research in animal development and research in animal behavior.

Researchers develop “cytological ruler” to build 3D map of human genome

Ben Short, Rockefeller University Press

It has been almost 20 years since the human genome was first sequenced, but researchers still know little about how the genome is folded up and organized within cells.

A professor not afraid to cross academic boundaries

Craig Chamberlain

Ask Ruby Mendenhall about the scope of her activities, and you’re quickly overwhelmed.

New CRISPR technique skips over portions of genes that can cause disease

Liz Ahlberg Touchstone

In a new study in cells, University of Illinois researchers have adapted CRISPR gene-editing technology to cause the cell’s internal machinery to skip over a small portion of a

A unique combination of catalysts opens doors to making useful compounds

Emily Scott

Researchers have developed a new method that aids in the process of making valuable compounds by using a unique combination of catalysts.

Ancient virus defends koalas against new viral attacks

Lauren Quinn

The human genome is riddled with endogenous retroviruses – little pieces of degraded and generally harmless retrovirus DNA passed down through the generations, along with our ow

Donor Spotlight: Sandra Perry Sigman

Emily Scott

In 2009, Sandra Perry Sigman visited the University of Illinois campus with her husband David and son, Ryan.

Sequenced fox genome hints at genetic basis of behavior

Lauren Quinn

For nearly 60 years, the red fox has been teaching scientists about animal behavior.

Illinois iGEM team takes on CABBI-funded synthetic biology project

Emily Scott

This summer, a group of undergraduate students has teamed up with CABBI researchers to pursue an ambitious research project.

Genomic study ties insect evolution to the ability to detect airborne odors

Diana Yates

A new study reveals that all insects use specialized odorant receptors that enable them to detect and pursue mates, identify enemies, find food and – unfortunately for humans –