Bioengineering professor Dipanjan Pan, graduate student Fatemeh Ostadhossein, and colleagues at Illinois developed a new drug candidate that targets a receptor inside sarcoma cancer cells. The new compound shrank tumors and hampered their ability to spread in mice and pigs, according to the study.
Andrew Suarez, a professor of animal biology and entomology, and his colleagues studied the speed and mechanical characteristics of the Dracula ant. These ants have the fastest known moving animal appendages, snapping shut at speeds of up to 90 meters per second. Suarez is a member of Beckman's Selective Theranostic Agents and Systems for Multiscale Photoacoustic Imaging Group.
Rashid Bashir, Dean of the University of Illinois College of Engineering and Grainger Distinguished Chair in Engineering, has been named a National Academy of Inventors Fellow. Bashir is a member of the Molecular Design and Engineering Group at the Beckman Institute.
Jaena Park, a doctoral candidate in Professor Stephen Boppart’s Biophotonics Imaging Lab, was awarded a prestigious scholarship from the ASAN Foundation in Korea.
National Institutes of Health provides $3 million grant to fund chemical neural development.
Jeff Moore, a professor of chemistry, discusses how many manufactured goods of the future will include vascular networks that make them more adaptable, functional, and longer-lasting.