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Lane Martin on MSNBC's Morning Joe

Published Date:April 17, 2014

Lane Martin talks about the importance of supporting scientific research on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" (his interview appears at 5:31 in the interview).

Published Date: April 17, 2014


Off the shelf, on the skin: Stick-on electronic patches for health monitoring

Published Date:April 4, 2014

Thin, soft stick-on patches that stretch and move with the skin incorporate commercial, off-the-shelf chip-based electronics for sophisticated wireless health monitoring. The new device was developed by John Rogers and Yonggang Huang (Northwestern).

Published Date: April 4, 2014


Team finds a better way to grow motor neurons from stem cells

Published Date:March 31, 2014

Fei Wang (cell and developmental biology), Qiuhao Qu, JJ Cheng and colleagues have improved the process of converting stem cells into motor neurons. This could lead to big developments in studying and treating spinal cord injuries and diseases like ALS.

Published Date: March 31, 2014


MatSE at Illinois ranked #2

Published Date:March 11, 2014

The MatSE at Illinois graduate program is ranked #2 in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report in its 2015 edition of the Best Grad Schools.

Published Date: March 11, 2014


Solar Energy: Stacking the deck

Published Date:February 21, 2014

Solar panels are being produced using semiconductor stacking technology developed by John Rogers. These panels have the potential to produce cheaper electricity than coal-fired generators and are a lot more attractive.

Published Date: February 21, 2014