Science Market Update

UChicago and Evelo Biosciences to Develop New Cancer Immunotherapy

Posted by Laura Braden on Wed, Jun 08, 2016

Researchers around the world are constantly studying ways to create new treatment methods to fight cancer. With so many different forms of cancer, using one treatment method is not always effective for everyone battling this disease. Recently, a team of scientists in Chicago teamed up to create a new treatment method. Researchers from the University of Chicago and the biotechnology company Evelo Biosciences have partnered to develop a new microbiome-based immunotherapy treatment method for fighting cancer. 

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Newly Renovated College of Dentistry Research Laboratory Open at UIC

Posted by Laura Braden on Wed, Apr 27, 2016

The University of Illinois at Chicago is currently ranked in the top fifty for research institutions in the nation, with numerous deparments ranking in the top 10. Hundreds of researchers work throughout the university, investigating cutting-edge life science topics. In order to provide state-of-the-art research facilities to these leading life scientists, the College of Dentistry at UIC just renovated laboratory space on the first, fourth and fifth floors of the college.   

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Tags: Midwest, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL, renovations, research facilities, UIC, UIChgo, 2016, BioResearch Product Faire, Renovated research labs, College of Dentistry

UIUC Bioengineer Builds Better Bio-Bot

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Mar 17, 2016

In January 2013, we were blown away by a completely biological robot created at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Two years later, the team is making exciting new steps in this unique and next-generation endeavor.

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UIUC Scientists Understand Differences Amongst Brains

Posted by Laura Braden on Tue, Mar 15, 2016

When it comes to the brain, there is still so much that scientists don't know, like what causes certain diseases and how traits like memory and intelligence differ from brain to brain. Scientists in Illinois are currently making strides to understand the latter. A team of researchers from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, recently conducted a study that revealed that anatomical and cognitive factors in different brains are affected by different traits.

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Tags: Midwest, Scientists, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, Neuroscience, UIUrbana, Research, IL, 2016, BioResearch Product Faire

$5M Donation to Boost Cancer Research at UChicago

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Feb 15, 2016

There are numerous different types of cancers that affect people around the world. According to the National Cancer Institute, national expenditures for cancer research could exceed $156 billion by 2020, making it one of the most expensive, well-funded research topics around the world. The University of Chicago is one of the many institutions committed to cancer research, with a Comprehensive Cancer Center housing more than 210 researchers and clinicians.

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Tags: Midwest, University of Chicago, cancer research, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Chicago, IL, UChicago, 2016, Hospira Foundation

New Year, New Antibiotic Paradigm From UIUC

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Jan 07, 2016

When we talk about newly discovered drugs that fight diseases, it can appear that life science researchers pull solutions out of thin air. Indeed, very often the drug production process begins with a lengthy, tedious period of trial and error. However, a chemistry research group at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign is attempting a more resourceful approach - discovering new uses for existing drugs.

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Tags: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, UIUrbana, BioResearch Product Faire Event, IL, 2016

Protecting Against Global Warming With Pineapples

Posted by Sam Asher on Wed, Nov 25, 2015

Bioresearchers have long been studying the nuances of photosynthesis in an effort to improve an already excellent recipe laid down by nature. In recent experience, we have witnessed efforts to increase the efficiency of photosynthesis at Washington University in St. Louis and to increase the productivity of photosynthesis at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Another research group at UIUC is now searching for a way to protect photosynthesizing plants from increasing drought rates.

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UIUC Researchers Grow Extra Tumors

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Oct 08, 2015

As the field of regenerative medicine rapidly progresses, personalized medicine is becoming more and more common in the life science headlines. In the Science Market Update alone, we’ve witnessed researchers grow replicas of human hearts at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, stomachs and intestines at the University of Cincinnati, and even brains at The Oh­io State University.­ Now a research team at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign is following suit by growing a tumor outside of the body.

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Illinois Researchers Engineer Artificial Ribosome

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Aug 17, 2015

Ribosomes, found within cells, are vital to the production of proteins and enzymes. Researchers from the University of Chicago, Illinois and Northwestern University recently created the first ribosome engineered in a lab. This newly engineered ribosome, named Ribo-T, was found to work almost as well as natural ribosomes found within organisms, leading scientists to see potential uses for new drugs and biomaterials. (Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

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Urbana-Champaign Duo Saves Bats With Yeast

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Aug 13, 2015

Innocuous as they seem, fungi can seriously threaten many forms of life. We saw this May how a fungus can destroy soybean crop, and how a UIUC geneticist developed a method to overcome it. Now, another life science researcher from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign is taking up arms against a fungus that threatens the entire North American bat population.

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Tags: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, 2015, UIUrbana, BioResearch Product Faire Event, IL

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