blog posts Team uses digital cameras, machine learning to predict neurological disease Oct 11, 2022 10:45 am Illinois researchers led the development of a new approach for identifying people with multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease. Scientists crack upcycling plastics to reduce greenhouse gas emissions Oct 3, 2022 9:45 am Researchers have developed a breakthrough process to transform the most widely produced plastic - polyethylene - into the second-most widely produced plastic, polypropylene, which could reduce greenhouse gas emissions. DNA nets capture COVID-19 virus in low-cost rapid-testing platform Sep 23, 2022 1:00 pm Tiny nets woven from DNA strands can ensnare the spike protein of the virus that causes COVID-19, lighting up the virus for a test – and also impeding the virus from infecting cells, opening a new possible route to treatment, study finds. Bringing science closer to the water Sep 2, 2022 1:00 pm The U. of I. RiverLab, the only one of its kind in the country, provides new insight into what's happening with our rivers Explore Vision 2030, a seven-year plan to enhance global learning & engagement Aug 23, 2022 3:45 pm Over the next seven years, the Global Strategy will serve as a roadmap to develop richer connections with current partners while pursuing new cooperative relationships in the Global South. U of I student’s research reveals signaling molecule key to activating hair regrowth Aug 3, 2022 10:30 am New research by a Carle Illinois College of Medicine student may unlock new naturally occurring treatments for patients with hair loss. 'The genetic basis for understanding how hair follicles can be reactivated has been a mystery until now.' Study explores unusual interaction between viruses, live vaccines Jul 6, 2022 1:45 pm Illinois researchers found that live vaccines and viruses can infect the same cells in living animals and sometimes share molecular tools that aid new infections. The findings should inform the design of vaccines to reduce spread of viruses. 10 year anniversary: Remembering U of I's contribution to the Higgs Boson discovery Jul 5, 2022 11:30 am The discovery of the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider exactly ten years ago, and the progress made since then to determine its properties, have allowed physicists to make tremendous steps forward in our understanding of the universe Study explores coevolution of mammals and their lice Jul 5, 2022 9:00 am Lice first took up residence on a mammalian host tens of millions of years ago, thus beginning the long association between mammals and lice and setting the stage for their coevolution as new animal species developed. Small molecule transports iron in mice, human cells to treat some forms of anemia Jun 24, 2022 11:15 am Study demonstrates that the small molecule hinokitiol potentially could function as a 'molecular prosthetic' when the iron-transporting protein ferroportin is missing or defective, offering a potential treatment path for certain kinds of anemia.