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Colorimetric Imaging of Biomolecules using Nano-Lycurgus Cup Arrays

 

Researchers from the University of Illinois have developed a new way to use surface plasmon resonance that allows for quantitative analysis using colorimetric...

Tuneable High Throughput Platform for Studying Protein-Membrane Interactions

 

Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a precisely controlled high throughput platform for studying protein-lipid bilayer interactions in a...

Droplet Manipulation through Novel Fluidic Channel Geometries

 

Dr. Bailey from the University of IL has invented a new fluidic device for droplet manipulation for use in droplet-based analysis, such as PCR in DNA sequencing....

Design of a Protein that Spans the Entire Range of Physiological Redox Potentials

 

Dr. Yi Lu from the University of Illinois has designed a single protein to tune its electron-transfer ability across a 2-V range of physiological redox potentials...

Ionizable Isotopic Labeling Reagents for Relative Quantification

 

Liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS) is increasingly being used for metabolic analysis due in part to its widespread availability and compatibility with...

Complex and Diverse Compounds from Abietic Acid

 

Dr. Paul Hergenrother from the University of Illinois has created a diverse compound screening library from the synthetic scaffold abietic acid.

Abietic acid...

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...

New 3D Gels for Cell Culture and Therapy

 

Researchers from the University of Illinois have created a new porus 3D gel. This gel can be prepared with a variety of natural or synthetic polymers and can also...

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...

Lantibiotic Screening Technique

 

Dr. van der Donk has developed a screening system for identifying novel antibiotics. The system uses phage display and has been optimized for lantibiotic natural...

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