Lab Manager | Run Your Lab Like a Business

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Search for Better Biofuels Microbes Leads to the Human Gut

by Energy Biosciences Institute
University of Illinois microbiology professor Isaac Cann and his colleagues found bacterial enzymes in the human gut that can rival those of the cow rumen in their ability to break down the plant fiber hemicellulose for biofuels production.

Fighting Cancer with Venom

by American Chemical Society
Substances found in bee, snake and scorpion venom could potentially act as effective anti-tumor agents according to University of Illinois researchers

Microscopes Used to Create Images for Art Exhibit at Midway Airport

by Carl Zeiss Microscopy
An art exhibit at Chicago's Midway Airport features images created by using microscopy equipment by ZEISS. Researchers from the Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) Core Facilities, affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, used state-of-the-art microscopes for pioneering research to capture images that address significant problems facing humanity related to health, agriculture, energy and the environment.

Invention Jet-prints Nanostructures with Self-assembling Material

by Steve Koppes University of Chicago News Office
A multi-institutional team of engineers has developed a new approach to the fabrication of nanostructures for the semiconductor and magnetic storage industries. This approach combines top-down advanced ink-jet printing technology with a bottom-up approach that involves self-assembling block copolymers, a type of material that can spontaneously form ultrafine structures.