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James Sharp new Distinguished Senior Advisor to IGB Core Facilities

[ ] James Sharp, one of the industry’s leading authorities in microscopy and former President and CEO of Carl Zeiss Microscopy, has accepted a role as a Distinguished Senior Advisor…

Promising new biomaterial for T cell therapy, cancer patients

[ ] An Illinois research team led by scientist Hua Wang (RBTE), a professor of materials science and engineering, has developed a biomaterial for T cell immunotherapy that can…

Illinois chosen to co-lead new CZ Biohub in Chicago

[ ] The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has been chosen to co-lead the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Chicago—a new biomedical hub—with researchers from Illinois, the University of…

IGB Profile: Kathy Millage

[ ] Kathy Millage is an Office Administrator at the IGB. Walking into the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology can be intimidating. If you’re a researcher, the main building…

Protecting genomic privacy through phone apps

[ ] Police are increasingly using genomic databases in their investigations. Concerningly, they often do so without a warrant requirement. A new paper co-written by Illinois faculty…

Bringing Single-Cell Chemical Measurement Expertise to Cancer Research

[ ] Jonathan Sweedler (BSD/CABBI/MMG), Professor in Chemistry and the Neuroscience Program and a research member with the Cancer Center at Illinois’ JumpStart Program, was recently…

Nanotechnology-themed Forum Week has middle schoolers exploring big questions about the smallest particles

[ ] Children are encouraged to follow their interests and think about what they want to be when they grow up. But the scope of the careers they imagine might be limited if they don’t…

Book tackles myths about science of menstruation

[ ] A new book from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign anthropology professor Kathryn Clancy (EIRH) takes an unflinching look at the many ways humans have struggled – and often…

A cold-specialized icefish species underwent major genetic changes as it migrated to temperate waters, new study finds

[ ] Many animals have evolved to tolerate extreme environments, including being able to survive crushing pressures of ocean trenches, unforgiving heat of deserts, and limited oxygen…

Erik Nelson - A milestone in my career

[ ] Several days following the Federal Drug Administration’s approval of a new cancer drug, Erik Nelson (ACPP) was still processing the news. “It hasn’t sunk in yet that this is…

Evaluating the effect of manuka honey on collagen scaffolds

[ ] The bones of the face and skull can be affected due to a wide range of conditions, including cleft palate defects, traumatic injuries, cancer, and bone loss from dentures.…

Town hall spurs conversation and new ideas for promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion at the IGB

[ ] The Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology recently held a town hall meeting to introduce new changes to improve diversity and inclusion at the IGB. Attendance was high, with…

IGB Profile: Colby Behrens

[ ] Mapping parental behaviors to genotypes in stickleback fish It would be challenging to find someone who became interested in animal behavior at a younger age than Colby Behrens, a…

Possible genetic basis and mouse model found for severe nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

[ ] A mutant or damaged gene may be a cause of a severe, mysterious form of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign researchers have found. Mice and…

Stop Making Cells: Study Advances Knowledge about Cell Regeneration

[ ] Dr. Wenyan Mei (MME) in the Department of Comparative Biosciences recently published a paper in the journal Nucleic Acids Research called “PTBP1 controls intestinal epithelial…

Researchers target prostate cancer with new, rapid biomarker detection method

[ ] The pivotal role of microRNA in diagnosing and monitoring cancer is well known by today’s researchers. “There have been a lot of studies in recent years linking the presence and…

Two IGB faculty members elected AAAS Fellows

[ ] Seven professors at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, including two from IGB, have been elected 2022 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science…

New OLLI workshop focuses on genomics

[ ] The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute has been partnering with the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology since…

Researchers make recommendations for diversifying syllabi in higher education

[ ] Over the past decade, there has been a growing awareness that environmental and life science fields need to diversify their teaching syllabi. Many have suggested highlighting…

Probe can measure both cell stiffness and traction, researchers report

[ ] Scientists have developed a tiny mechanical probe that can measure the inherent stiffness of cells and tissues as well as the internal forces the cells generate and exert on one…