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Designer plants one step closer to growing low-cost medical, industrial proteins

Vaccines help protect individuals from lethal infections before they interact with the disease. Antibodies may likewise help reduce the symptoms of the infection brought...

Predicting the properties of disordered polymers

In a new study, scientists used a combination of theory, experiment, and simulation to read patterns on long chains of molecules to understand and...

Multistep self-assembly opens door to new reconfigurable materials

Observing how nonuniform synthetic particles assemble, engineers at the University of Illinois were surprised to know that it happens in multiples phases. Scientists observed the...

Reused cooking oil promote progression of late-stage breast cancer

Deep-frying is a popular form of food preparation used globally and throughout in the United States. Each time dietary oils are heated to deep-frying...

Scientists hack plant photosynthesis to boost crop yields by 40%

Photosynthesis is a process in which plants convert light energy into chemical energy, is not a wholly efficient process. A key stage in the photosynthesis process...

Camera trap study reveals the hidden lives of island carnivores

In order to see carnivores lives in the Apostle Islands in northern Wisconsin, scientists captured almost 200,000 photos by placing 160 cameras. From the...

Color-changing sensor detects signs of eye damage in tears

University of Illinois researchers developed a new point-of-care rapid-sensing device that can detect a key marker of eye injury in minutes. The device is...

How polymers relax after stressful processing?

The polymers that make up engineered materials require time to relax after processing. A new examination by Illinois scientists has discovered that entangled, long-chain...

New tissue-imaging technology could enable real-time diagnostics, map cancer progression

Illinois researchers have developed a new microscope system that holds the potential of capturing living tissue in real time and in molecular detail. The most fascinating...

3-D printed sugar scaffolds offer sweet solution for tissue engineering

Engineers at the University of Illinois devised a 3D printer that can print detailed structures that commercial 3-D printers can’t. The printer can efficiently produce...

Elastic microspheres expand understanding of embryonic development and cancer cells

Scientists at the University of Illinois have developed a new technique that uses tiny elastic balls filled with fluorescent nanoparticles aims to expand the understanding...

New polymer manufacturing process saves 10 orders of magnitude of energy

Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a new polymer manufacturing process that could reduce the cost, time and energy needed, compared with...

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