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Engineered Reprogramming of Somatic Cells

 

Dr. Kris Kilian has designed specific micropatterned surfaces as a substrate for somatic cell reprogramming. Geometric cues facilitate the reprogramming of somatic...

Higher Performance Proteases for Scarless Tag Removal

 

Dr. van der Donk from the University of Illinois has characterized expression vectors and a family of proteases that are useful in removing affinity tags after...

Pharmaceutical Compounds and Pathways from Actinobacteria

 

Dr. Metcalf and Dr. van der Donk from the University of Illinois have discovered 12 novel phosphonate natural products as well as the genes responsible for the...

Hydrophilic Nanocluster Contrast Agents for High Sensitivity Magnetic Resonance Imaging

 

Researchers from the University of Illinois have developed a new contrast agent for use with MRIs. The agent is made of super-paramagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles...

Integrated System for Genome Modification in E. coli

 

Dr. Kuhlman from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has created a new system that provides a single editing tool for a variety of genome modifications...

Ionic Helical Polypeptides - Non-Viral Gene Delivery with Improved Transfection Efficiency

 

Tremendous potential exists for helical polypeptides that are water soluble (ionic) and remain stable at physiological conditions,...

A Machine Learning Approach to Elasticity Imaging

Prof. Insana from the University of IL has developed an information based technique to determine the mechanical properties of soft biological media. 
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Bioresorbable Silicon Electronics for Neural Sensing

Dr. John Rogers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed bioresorbable silicon electronics that can be used for real-time sensing of neural...

Algorithm Modified Deoxynybomycin for the Treatment of Gram-Negative Bacteria

Dr. Hergenrother from the University of IL has developed a novel antibiotic that is effective against certain antibiotic-resistant gram-negative bacteria. His powerful...

A Method for Quantifying Polyphosphate in Biological Samples

 

 

Dr. Jim Morrissey from the University of Illinois has developed a microplate-based assay that allows identification and...

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