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The gene-editing technology CRISPR is already making a huge difference across many scientific fields, but its importance could be about to grow even further –…

When the good and bad bacteria in our mouth become imbalanced, the bad bacteria form a biofilm (aka plaque), which can cause cavities, and if left untreated over time, can lead to cardiovascular and other inflammatory diseases like diabetes and bacterial pneumonia.


A team of researchers from the University of Illinois has recently devised a…

A newly developed tool combines different types of genomic data to predict patients’ specific responses to therapeutic drugs. The application, developed by the University of Illinois and the Mayo Clinic, is based on information contained in human genomes and enables researchers to predict patient reactions. “A cloud-based infrastructure was constructed…

Rohit Bhargava answers questions about the future of cancer research, and how scientists are utilizing new tools to diagnose and fight cancer.


What other tools would be helpful to measure the tumor microenvironment (either in concert with the 3D scaffold or separate)?


New research from the University of Illinois finds products of omega-3 fatty acid metabolism show anti-cancer properties in mice.


Omega-3 fatty acids are important for brain…

Bioengineering Professor and Micro + Nanotechnology Lab Director Brian Cunningham will serve as a Distinguished Lecturer with the IEEE Photonics Society during 2018-19. This program was designed to honor excellent speakers who have made…

DNA nanostructure flips lipids from one side of a lipid bilayer to the other more than 1,000 times as fast as natural enzymes called scramblases, researchers report (Nat. Commun. 2018, …

Dr. King Li, dean of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine and Beckman faculty member, has been selected as a Fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM). The fellowship is awarded for significant and substantial contributions to research in the field of magnetic resonance, and for significant contributions to the…

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…

ECE ILLINOIS Professor Michael L Oelze has recently accepted the position of Associate Head for Graduate Affairs at ECE ILLINOIS, with his appointment beginning June 1, 2018. 


Oelze served many years on the departmental Graduate Committees and several faculty search…