Science Market Update

UIUC Geneticist Develops World's First Rust-Resistant Soybean

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, May 21, 2015

The United States leads the world in soybean production, harvesting some $4 billion each year from the plant. So when soybeans start falling prey to an affliction known as soybean rust, researchers at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign step up their game to find a solution. A research geneticist has produced the world’s first rust-resistant soybean variant, solving a decades-old riddle that began at the University of Illinois.

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Urbana-Champaign Team Receives Grant For Endometriosis Treatment

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Feb 19, 2015

A forward-thinking team of researchers at The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign have discovered an unconventional method to treat a prevalent disorder called endometriosis. The team utilizes two new drug compounds which overturn the assumptions of traditional treatment and drastically improve results.

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Multi-drug-resistant Cancers at Urbana-Champaign

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Jan 02, 2014

2013 was an excellent year for cancer research at research universities. We saw the progress of USC against blood cancer, UCLA against brain cancer, and UMich against colon cancer, to name only a few. However, there are some forms of cancer that resist drugs in general and render these treatment methods useless. Fortunately, the new year brings results from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where life science researchers are unraveling the inner workings of these multi-drug-resistant (MDR) forms of cancer.

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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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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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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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