blog posts$10 million Jump Simulation Center coming to new College of MedicineJun 29, 2015 9:45 am1 views A $10 million gift will launch the Jump Simulation Center in Urbana and help train a new type of doctor uniquely equipped to transform healthcare. The center will be part of the new College of Medicine, a partnership of Carle Health System and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.1970s program attempted to diversify Illinois library schoolMay 11, 2017 9:45 am2 views The Carnegie Scholars was a group of 30 minority students admitted to the graduate library program in the early 1970s in an effort to increase the diversity of the program.$2M NSF grant to 'revolutionize bioengineering education'Jul 14, 2016 3:15 pm1 views Illinois' Department of Bioengineering will revolutionize its undergraduate curriculum, its students’ clinical and research experiences, and its faculty members’ approaches to teaching3-D cow app will help veterinary students learn anatomyNov 3, 2015 10:15 am4 views A veterinary medicine design team created an app that allows users to see a cow’s internal organs and systems in 3-D when a device is pointed at 'Dr. Moolittle.'3d-printed objects serve as sacrificial templates, mimicking physiological structuresFeb 21, 2017 8:45 am0 views 'The object can be cast in a hydrogel, then dissolved, leaving a 3D channel network, which can be designed to mimic physiological structures such as blood or lymphatic vessels and secretory ducts.'$4.3 million awarded for center focusing on self-healing materialsNov 10, 2015 12:30 pm2 views The center will build upon research into autonomous materials conducted by the Autonomous Materials Systems Group at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.$45M to help feed a hungry worldSep 15, 2017 9:45 am1 views “RIPE has validated that photosynthesis can be engineered to be more efficient to help close the gap between the trajectory of yield increase and the trajectory of demand increase.”Absence of copyright has its own economic value, social benefitsApr 13, 2015 2:30 pm4 views A new study co-written by a University of Illinois expert in intellectual property law demonstrates that the value of creative works in the public domain can be estimated at least as precisely as the value of commercially available copyrighted works.Access to big data is crucial for credibility of computational research findingsJul 14, 2015 11:15 am3 views Science is being transformed so that massive computation is central to scientific experiments, with scientists using computer code to analyze huge amounts of data.Adding milk, meat to diet dramatically improves nutrition for poor in ZambiaAug 10, 2016 1:45 pm1 views Researchers at the U. of I. compared four diet scenarios to better understand differences among differing dietary approaches to help improve nutrition in developing countries such as Zambia.Adults with disabilities on Medicaid wait list most likely to have unmet service needsOct 6, 2016 2:15 pm0 views Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities on Illinois’ Medicaid wait list who are minorities, in poor health or unable to speak are more likely to have unmet service needs, a new study found.Agricultural robot may be ‘game changer’ for crop growers, breedersFeb 23, 2017 8:45 am1 views Robot may soon be roaming agricultural fields, transmitting real-time data about growth and development, information that can be used to identify genetic traits likely to produce the greatest yields.Alaskan boreal forest fires release more carbon than the trees can absorbOct 19, 2015 10:45 am0 views So many forest fires are occurring in Alaska's Yukon Flats that the area has become a net exporter of carbon to the atmosphere.An artificial oxygenation simulator aims to train surgeons for life and death situationsJul 19, 2017 12:00 pm0 views Researcher Pramod Chembrammel: 'The simulator allows doctors to train for the surgery, which has never been possible before.'Ancient bones, teeth tell story of strife at CahokiaAug 6, 2016 12:00 pm0 views “You have these earlier sacrifices of women that are very organized, and this lasts for a number of generations. And then you get this situation where everything is obviously not right in the world because they are violently killing some people..."Ancient human fossils from Laos reveal early human diversityApr 8, 2015 12:00 pm2 views An ancient human skull and a jawbone found a few meters apart in a cave in northern Laos add to the evidence that early modern humans were physically quite diverse, Illinois researchers report.Anemonefish dads further fathering researchMay 3, 2017 9:15 am0 views Male anemonefish are the primary caregivers in the nest. A new study examines how hormones influence their commitment to fathering.A night in grizzly countryJul 21, 2016 1:00 pm0 views "(The students) had to learn a few new skills, like how to hang food from a bear pole. Some also had to adjust emotionally to the idea of sleeping in the middle of grizzly country."Announcing the Cancer Center at IllinoisJul 6, 2017 9:00 am1 views The Cancer Center at Illinois will bring together more than 90 faculty members from across campus, plus graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, to pursue cancer-related researchAnswering the biggest questions: ‘Where did everything come from?’ and ‘Are we alone?’Mar 28, 2017 10:45 am0 views According to Dr. Felipe Menanteau, all of human learning is driven by these two fundamental questions.Antibiotic breakthrough: Team overcomes gram-negative bacterial defensesMay 10, 2017 12:00 pm0 views Researchers have created a molecular Trojan horse that can penetrate gram-negative bacteria, a problem that had stalled development of new antibiotics against these increasingly drug-resistant microbes.App Authors gives elementary students programming experienceFeb 28, 2017 11:15 am0 views Through an after-school program called App Authors, elementary students are trying their hands at software design - gaining experience in coding and learning to work as a team to solve problems.Architecture professor’s book examines the biases in design of products and placesMar 28, 2017 10:30 am0 views Book by professor Kathryn Anthony looks at both bad and good examples of design and suggests ways for consumers to demand better designs for products and places.Are we at a tipping point with weed control?Oct 5, 2017 9:30 am0 views If farmers could no longer control weeds with existing herbicides, Americans would quickly notice a spike in their grocery billsAre we wiping out one African Elephant by not recognizing two?May 4, 2015 1:00 pm1 views “By not recognizing two species, these organizations may be condemning the African forest elephant to extinction,” said University of Illinois Animal Sciences Professor Alfred Roca.Artist in-residence helping to create new theatrical workMay 1, 2015 3:00 pm3 views Lisa Dixon, a University of Illinois theatre professor, is working with Struan Leslie, formerly the head of movement and a choreographer at the Royal Shakespeare Company, to develop a new theatrical work, “My Case is Altered: Tales of a 21st Century Roaring Girl.”Artist uses location, weather and other data to create sculptural landscapesJan 25, 2017 9:30 am0 views Illinois Art & Design professor Stephen Cartwright creates sculptural landscapes from data he collects about himself and his environment.Art professor Jorge Lucero curates a Barack Obama Presidential Library by the peopleJun 17, 2015 1:30 pm1 views A storefront community arts center in Hyde Park is hosting an exhibit that invites people to share their thoughts and stories of the president - the sorts of things that won’t be found in the official presidential library.Astronomers discover 'hyper-starburst' galaxyDec 15, 2016 3:00 pm2 views The finding presents an opportunity to study one of the mysteries behind star formation, according to one of the study’s co-authors at the University of Illinois. Atom by atom, team models bacteria’s photosynthetic engineJul 29, 2015 1:30 pm3 views Physics professor Klaus Schulten and colleagues used a supercomputer to model the atomic structure of a chromatophore, the engine of photosynthesis in some bacteria.