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A new review finds that lower rates of survival for African-American women with breast cancer are linked to segregation, poverty and lack of access to healthcare facilities.  


Thousands of studies on breast cancer have looked at how a person’s race can affect both when they get diagnosed and their chance of survival. But only a few…

Focal adhesions are large specialised proteins that are located in the area where a cell membrane meets the extracellular matrix (ECM), a collection of molecules surrounding the cells that provide support and regulate micromechanical signals to the cells. Examining focal adhesions is one of the key elements to understanding how a cell proliferates,…

MechSE professor Taher Saif has been named the 2018 recipient of the Warner T. Koiter Medal from ASME. He is the first winner of this award from the…

Researchers from the University of Illinois have created a new kind of 3-D printer capable of producing complex shapes from sugar that can be used to grow biological tissues.


The printer uses a process called free-form printing to create intricate structures from isomalt, the type of sugar used to make throat lozenges, that could not be…

A reception will be held on…

With targeted drug and gene therapies, finding the target cells is only half the battle. Once these agents reach a cell’s surface, they still have to get inside and do their job.


University of Illinois researchers say they now know how to track and map drug and gene delivery vehicles to evaluate which are most effective at infiltrating cells and…

A new technique that uses tiny elastic balls filled with fluorescent nanoparticles aims to expand the understanding of the mechanical forces that exist between cells, researchers report. A University of Illinois-led team has demonstrated the quantification of 3-D forces within cells living in petri dishes as well as live specimens. This research may…

Dr. Zeynep Madak-Erdogan discussed the findings of her NCSA faculty fellowship project on May 9. Her work looked at the issue of cancer health disparities among African American using several scales simultaneously to understand the complex systematic issue. This project seeks to understand the molecular basis of breast cancer disparities in the South-…

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Image-guided surgery can enhance cancer treatment by decreasing, and ideally eliminating, positive tumor margins and iatrogenic damage to healthy tissue. Current state-of-the-art near-infrared fluorescence imaging systems are bulky and costly, lack sensitivity under surgical illumination, and lack co-registration accuracy…

The Carle Foundation Hospital hosted the Cancer Scholars for Translational and Applied Research (C«STAR) poster session and reception on April 26. Clinicians, administrators, researchers, staff and students joined in the festivities to hear about the interesting work taking…