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Study Links Nutrition to Brain Health and Intelligence in Older Adults

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

A new study links blood levels of a key nutrient to brain structure and intelligence in older adults.

Researchers Study Genetic Regions in Mice to Find How We Might Resist Plague

Friday, October 21st, 2016

A team at the College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign recently examined how specific strains of mice resist infection to bubonic plague bacteria, and has attempted to trace that resistance to a single genetic region.

Run, Walk, or Diet? Insights into Exercise Science

Friday, June 17th, 2016

MD/Phd student, Mariam Bonyadi, explores the diverse impact of exercise on hormone levels and neurogenesis.

Sadowski Studies the Effects of Toxicants on the Brain

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Renee Sadowski, a Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow, has been looking at the relationship between toxicants and brain development in adulthood.

Shisler Receives $228,000 NIH Grant to Study Skin Virus

Monday, January 11th, 2016

The College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign is delighted to announce Dr. Joanna Shisler, is the recipient of a $238,000 National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant.

Study: Emotion Processing in the Brain Changes with Tinnitus Severity

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Relationship found between tinnitus severity and emotion processing in the brain.

Researchers Develop Prosthetic Hand That Allows for Touch Feedback

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Aadeel Akhtar, an M.D./Ph.D. candidate in neuroscience, is building a prosthetic hand that will allow for touch feedback and joint location sensing, also known as proprioception.

Scientists Uncover Mechanism that Propels Liver Development After Birth

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Researchers report that liver cells utilize a mechanism called "alternative splicing," which alters how genes are translated into the proteins that guide development months and years after birth.

Tajkhorshid Goes After Uncharted Territories in the Molecular World

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Emad Tajkhorshid, a professor of biophysics and biochemistry, loves the challenge of “going after uncharted territories in the molecular world.” He and his colleagues have been the first in the world to be able to describe at an atomic level the entire motion of a transporter protein during its cycle.

Surgical Probe Seeks Out Where Cancer Ends and Healthy Tissue Begins

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

A new surgical tool that uses light to make sure surgeons removing cancerous tumors “got it all” was found to correlate well with traditional pathologists’ diagnoses in a clinical study...

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