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Borrowing from several statistical science models, an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed a novel computational approach for massively accelerating the search for a hepatitis C vaccine.
Six researchers from the University of Illinois, include Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Professor Hong Yang, have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
In his latest fun and educational video, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Professor Bill Hammack, also known as the Engineer Guy, reveals the engineering design of a NERF blaster, including how it shoots only one dart at a time using a novel air restriction mechanism.
By studying the behavior of living cells and combining them with synthetic tissue, an interdisciplinary group of researchers is creating “biological machines” to deliver drugs more effectively, function as internal diagnostic tools or serve as contaminant sensors in the field.
Big congrats to all the Illinois graduate students who participated in the Graduate College's first-ever Research Live! event. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering graduate student Vahid Mirshafiee tied at second place for his talk on “Targeted Delivery of Anticancer Drugs to Tumors.” Mirshafiee is part of Dr. Mary Kraft's research group.

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