Science Market Update

Urbana-Champaign Bioresearchers Invent Green Supercapacitor

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Nov 21, 2013

Often the development of new green technology can seem like a fruitless struggle. This is especially true when a green solution is less powerful and more expensive than its “dirty,” fossil fuel-based counterpart. That’s why it’s so exciting when bioresearchers from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign develop a new supercapacitor that actually matches the potency of today’s leading supercapacitors at a significantly lower financial and environmental expense.

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Green Lab Upgrades at UIC Save Money and Energy

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Oct 10, 2013

With the multitudes of green methods and practices available to labs today, it’s simply a waste not to take full advantage of them. We recently discussed the growing prevalence of this technology on college campuses in our blog MSU Green Chemistry Finds Renewable Energy in Biowaste. This week, the University of Illinois at Chicago joins the scene with a revamping of their Science and Engineering Laboratories Complex focused on energy efficiency and conservation.

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UIUC Lab Work Shows "Bad" Cholesterol Can Be Healthy

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Aug 29, 2013

To many people, cholesterol is one of those trigger words that indicates that a food is unhealthy. A diagnosis of high cholesterol brings to mind images of clogged arteries and a straining, overworked heart. However, professor from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign contends that contrary to popular belief, cholesterol is actually a healthy part of the human diet.

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UIC Bioresearcher Speaks Bacterial Language, Wins Grant

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Jul 25, 2013

Depending on who you ask, antibiotics are the best and worst defense against disease-bearing bacteria. On the one hand, they are very effective and easy to administer. Unfortunately, the more we use them, the more bacteria learn to thrive in a so-called “antibacterial” environment, culminating in a worst-case scenario where all bacteria are entirely resistant to antibiotics. Fighting against that future are bioresearchers from the University of Illinois, Chicago, who are pursuing more clever ways to prevent microbes from diseasing us.

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UIUC Bioresearch Reveals Bugs in Bugs

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Jun 27, 2013

Modern-day farmers are locked in a constant arms race with hungry pests, trying to develop methods of deterring bugs and plants faster than these organisms evolve to resist their attacks.  As evolution is a fairly slow process, this usually allows the farmers to come out on top, or at least enough to make a profit on their crop yields. However, there is one particularly crafty bug that seemed to evolve at a much faster rate than normal- an anomaly which bioresearchers from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign set out to explain.

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University of Illinois Researches Drug Reactions in Animals

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Tue, Jun 18, 2013

Dr. Sidonie Lavergne, a researcher at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, has undertaken research investigating drug hypersensitivity reactions in animals to better understand the serious nature and frequency of drug reactions in the veterinary field. Lavergne believes there is a lack of awareness in this field, so she is leading a study on the nature of allergic reactions to medications in both dogs and humans.

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University of Illinois Plans to Build $23M Biofuel Research Lab

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Wed, Jun 12, 2013

With plans to spend $23 million on a new research facility, the University of Illinois is a great market for lab suppliers hoping to increase laboratory equipment sales and market university lab equipment at life science marketing events. Construction will begin on the University of Illinois’s biofuel research lab this fall, and the lab will be used to research biomass-derived biofuels like cellulosic ethanol. According to Biomass Magazine, funding will come from the Illinois Capital Development Board. The lab is expected to be completed in 18 months after construction begins.

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University of Illinois Illuminates Brain with Miniature LEDs

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, May 02, 2013

Bioresearchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have invented an ingenious method for shining light on one of the most mysterious organs we have: the brain. Their tool of choice is a thin, flat LED that can be seamlessly and innocuously injected, causing minimum invasiveness and disturbance. The LEDs will help advance our understandings of bodily organs like the brain through the field of optogenetics.

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Research at UIUC Uncovers a Stem Cell Parasite

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Mar 07, 2013

A microscopic worm by the name of Schistosoma mansoni has been long credited with a long lifespan and an uncanny knack for regeneration. Thanks to recent research from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the worm’s secret is out: it utilizes adult stem cells to restore and replace itself at will.

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Cell Regeneration Research Center Announced at UIC

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Feb 07, 2013

In the interest of keeping at the forefront of modern bioresearch, the University of Illinois Chicago has just announced the construction of a cell regeneration research center at its College of Medicine at Rockford. If the topic of cell regeneration sounds familiar, recall that the Mayo Clinic in Rochester is also a pioneer in regenerative medicine. (You can read our blog on the subject here.) The motivation for the center began with a three million dollar grant from the CWB foundation, which supports projects that benefit disabled people. Thanks to this grant and matching university funds, UIC will be able to join the biotechnology leaders who are performing research in this quickly growing field.

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