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UIC researchers discover unique organ-specific signatures for endothelial cells

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago have discovered that endothelial cells -; those that create the inner lining of blood vessels -; have unique genetic signatures based on their location in the body.
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From Elon Musk to Tim Cook, here's where the world's most influential tech founders and CEOs went to college — and what they studied

College is where many figure out what they're actually interested in and determine the career they want to pursue. We researched the degrees and schools attended by well-known tech CEOs, many of whom launched their companies or landed on the idea for their first startup while studying at college. Here's where 52 CEOs and founders in the tech industry went to school, and what they studied. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For new college students, choosing a major can feel l...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Elon Musk, Cook, Sweden, Maryland, Microsoft, Yahoo, Mba, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, Trends


Revolution Medicines IPO Reels In $238M to Take On RAS in Cancer

The RAS family of proteins are one of the hottest targets in cancer research despite being one of the hardest for drug hunters to hit. Revolution Medicines has raised $238 million in an IPO to finance development of therapies that it says can drug these molecules in a novel way.On Wednesday evening, Revolution priced its offering of 14 million shares at $17 each, which was the high end of its revised price range. Last week, Revolution had set a preliminary target of 10 million shares priced in ...
Tags: Deals, Ipo, Cancer, San Francisco, Trends, Investing, Venture Capital, Biotech, Life Sciences, University Of Illinois, Clinical Trials, Amgen, Roche, Sanofi, REVOLUTION Medicines, Redwood City CA


Hybrid microscope could bring cancer diagnosis into the digital era

By adding infrared capability to the ubiquitous, standard optical microscope, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign hope to bring cancer diagnosis into the digital era.
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Hybrid microscope could bring digital biopsy to the clinic

By adding infrared capability to the ubiquitous, standard optical microscope, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign hope to bring cancer diagnosis into the digital era. Pairing infrared measurements with high-resolution optical images and machine learning algorithms, the researchers created digital biopsies that closely correlated with traditional pathology techniques and also outperformed state-of-the-art infrared microscopes.
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Coronavirus Concerns Weigh On Chinese Students At U.S. Colleges

About 6,000 students from China attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The spreading coronavirus is further isolating and complicating the lives of international students.
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Researchers say continued R&D and policy support needed for bioenergy crops

In Wisconsin, improvement in biotechnology and bioengineering provide new opportunities to produce advanced biofuels from non-food crops; however, it is critical to continue investment in research and development and provide policy incentives for producing bioenergy crops for advanced biofuels. In a new article in the Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy (AEPP), Past President of AAEA, and professor at the University of California, Berkeley, David Zilberman along with Madhu Khanna and Deep...
Tags: Wisconsin, Producer News, University Of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, University of California Los Angeles, Madhu Khanna, Bioenergy Crops, AAEA, Center for Advanced Bioenergy, Deepak Rajagopal, Zilberman, University of California Berkeley David, Deepayan Debnath, USDOE


How The Impeachment Vote Affects The Balance Of Power In The Federal Government

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Vikram Amar, professor of constitutional law at the University of Illinois, about the consequences of the impeachment vote.
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U.S. universities set up front-line defenses to keep coronavirus at bay

The school, with one of the highest percentages of Chinese students among U.S. universities, has suspended academic programs in China for the spring semester and banned students from traveling to the country for academic-related matters. It has advised faculty and staff to follow federal travel advisories that, as of Friday, warned against going to China. "We want to take all of the precautions we can so, in the worst-case scenario, we keep our community healthy," said Robin Kaler, associate ...
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ESTROGEN IS A CRITICAL PIECE OF GETTING PREGNANT

Estrogen Needed For Healthy Pregnancy Although the following article is technical in nature, it explains that estrogen plays a critical role in embryo implantation by activating a critical protein (Cx43). When I read articles such as this one, it reinforces the importance hormonal balance prior to conception. Read more:Connexin 43 (Cx43) belongs to a family of proteins that form junctions between cells that regulate the flow of ions and small signaling molecules from cell to cell. At ...
Tags: Health, Infertility, Robert Taylor, University Of Illinois, Sandy Robertson, Mary Laws, Connexin, Fertility Jewelry, Baylor Laws, Emory University Cx43


Study: Tasting no-calorie sweetener may affect insulin response on glucose tolerance test

New research led by University of Illinois professor of food science and human nutrition M. Yanina Pepino, left, suggests that just tasting something sweet, such as the artificial sweetener sucralose, may affect individuals' responses on glucose tolerance tests.
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Designing a puncture-free tire

Some golf carts and lawnmowers have airless tires, but we still have long way to go before they are on every vehicle that comes off the assembly line. University of Illinois aerospace engineer Kai James developed an algorithm to find an optimal design for a puncture-free with both strength and elasticity needed for a comfortable, shock-free ride like conventional pneumatic tires.
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Harrington Seed Destructor kills nearly 100 percent of US agronomic weed seeds in lab study

In the battle against herbicide-resistant weeds, farmers are increasingly eager to add non-chemical control methods to their management toolbox. Impact mills, which destroy weed seeds picked up by a combine, have been shown to kill 70-99% of weed seeds in soybeans, wheat, and other small-statured cropping systems. And a recent Weed Science study from the University of Illinois shows even seeds that appear unscathed after impact milling don't germinate the following spring.
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$3.3M DOE Project will Measure Bioenergy Crop Carbon Emissions

In Illinois, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded a $3.3 million grant to a multidisciplinary research team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to develop a precise system for measuring greenhouse gas emissions from commercial bioenergy crops grown in central Illinois. The three-year project through the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) is expected to reduce emissions associated with ethanol and other biofuels by enabling new technology for managing bioe...
Tags: Earth, Illinois, Producer News, DOE, Ghg, University Of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, U S Department of Energy, Bioenergy Crops, 3M DOE Project, Measure Bioenergy Crop Carbon Emissions, Institute for Sustainability Energy, Kaiyu Guan, Environmental Sciences NRES, Champaign County Corn


Voices in AI – Episode 105: A Conversation with Andrew Busey

[voices_in_ai_byline] About this Episode On Episode 105 of Voices in AI, Byron speaks with Andrew Busey about the nature of intelligence and how we differentiate between artificial intelligence and ‘real’ intelligence. Listen to this episode or read the full transcript at www.VoicesinAI.com Transcript Excerpt Byron Reese: This is Voices in AI brought to you by GigaOm, I’m Byron Reese. Today my guest is Andrew Busey. He is a serial entrepreneur with a focus on building products. He created th...
Tags: Google, Blog, Seo, Artificial Intelligence, Egypt, Cern, Nvidia, Espn, Ai, Duke, Byron, Marc Andreessen, Penn, University Of Illinois, Wharton School, Duke University


Chinese tariff rate quota policy severely impacted US wheat exports

China has consistently used tariff rate quotas to restrict grain imports, and in 2016 the US launched a complaint to the World Trade Organization (WTO) over China's implementation of tariff rate quotas on wheat, corn and rice. WTO sided with the US, but did not provide an assessment of the effect on U.S. exports. A new study from University of Illinois quantifies those effects and shows that China's tariff quota administration significantly affected US wheat exports.
Tags: Science, China, US, WTO, University Of Illinois, World Trade Organization WTO


Researchers estimate mortality costs associated with air pollution in the U.S.

A team of University of Illinois researchers estimated the mortality costs associated with air pollution in the U.S. by developing and applying a novel machine learning-based method to estimate the life-years lost and cost associated with air pollution exposure.
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To reverse engineer dynamics of microbial communities, researchers construct their own

Scientific and public appreciation for microbes -- and the key role their communal actions play in environmental health, food production, and human wellness -- has grown in recent years. While initially considered to be static, uniform entities, microbial communities are highly complex and contain internal chemical swapfests that are in constant flux. Researchers at University of Illinois have demonstrated that the dynamics of these communities can be explained and even predicted by examining th...
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The 9 Best Courses on Coursera for Designers & Creatives

People are curious by nature and thanks to the internet, anyone curious about a topic or looking to expand their skills or even learn a new skill can take classes online on their time. One of the best options for taking classes online is through Coursera. Coursera offers numerous courses and works with leading universities and companies. With people focusing on self-improvement more than ever these days, we wanted to shine a light on The 9 Best Courses on Coursera for Creatives to give you some ...
Tags: Design, Graphic Design, Coursera, University Of Michigan, Courses, University Of Illinois, Georgia Tech, UC San Diego, University of Minnesota, Approx, The University of Illinois, Web Design & UX, HEC Paris, California Institute of Arts, California Institute of Arts UI UX Design, HEC Paris the Design Thinking


University of Illinois economist expects China to buy at least 100 million gallons of ethanol

In Illinois, Brownfield Ag News reports that a University of Illinois economist expects China to buy at least 100 million gallons of ethanol from the US after the signing of the phase one trade deal between the two countries despite China’s decision to pull back from E10 in 2020. China used to buy as much as 200 million gallons of ethanol from the US per year before the trade war, so he expects at least 100 million gallons could be exported.
Tags: China, US, Illinois, Producer News, Ethanol, University Of Illinois, Illinois Brownfield Ag News


Researchers gain control over internal structure of self-assembled composite materials

Composites made from self-assembling inorganic materials are valued for their unique strength and thermal, optical and magnetic properties. However, because self-assembly can be difficult to control, the structures formed can be highly disordered, leading to defects during large-scale production. Researchers at the University of Illinois and the University of Michigan have developed a templating technique that instills greater order and gives rise to new 3D structures in a special class of mater...
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Nanosatellites improve detection of early-season corn nitrogen stress

For corn growers, the decision of when and how much nitrogen fertilizer to apply is a perennial challenge. Scientists at the University of Illinois have shown that nanosatellites known as CubeSats can detect nitrogen stress early in the season, potentially giving farmers a chance to plan in-season nitrogen fertilizer applications and alleviate nutrient stress for crops.
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Lack of insurance cause of survivorship gap in minorities with cancer, study shows

Nearly half of the disparity in later-stage diagnosis was mediated by being uninsured or underinsured, according to a new study conducted at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine.
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Affirmative action policies increased minority enrollment at Brazilian universities

Affirmative action policies (AAP) such as quota systems based on racial or socio-economic criteria are often recommended as a way to increase enrollment of underrepresented students in higher education. But those policies can be controversial and their results are sometimes questioned. A new study from the University of Illinois looks at comprehensive data from Brazilian universities to understand the effect of AAPs on minority enrollments.
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Hands-On Hittite Class.

News from Illinois Computer Science: Daniel Stelzer used a stylus to carefully form symbols in a piece of clay. The University of Illinois student was practicing writing the symbols in a class on Hittite, an ancient language that uses cuneiform, one of the oldest human writing systems. The U. of I. offered the class in Hittite for the first time this fall. “I’m doing it partly because it’s so impractical. I think there should still be space at the university for studying things that are impracti...
Tags: Uncategorized, Linguistics, University Of Illinois, Hittite, Ryan Shosted, Illinois Computer Science, Daniel Stelzer, Turkey Hittite, Shosted


Morning Docket: 01.02.20

* Apparently, the actor who played C-3PO in the Star Wars films dropped out of law school to pursue an acting career. This was probably the correct career choice. [Business Insider] * A Manhattan attorney is alleging that his former law partner blackmailed him to stay quiet about his purported affairs. [New York Post] * Kevin Spacey has settled a sexual assault lawsuit that had been filed against the actor. [Hollywood Reporter] * Attorneys for Robert Durst agree that he wrote a note informi...
Tags: Star Wars, New York Post, Law, Manhattan, Kevin Spacey, Robert Durst, University Of Illinois, Chicago Tribune, University of Illinois College of Law, Hollywood Reporter, Morning Docket


Changes to ethanol production process impacts DDGs qualities for animal feed

In Illinois, Brownfield Ag News reports that a University of Illinois researcher says that due to changes in corn processing for ethanol production, the composition of distiller’s dried grains has changed as well, having direct impacts on animal feed, such as cutting the fat content to between 5% and 8%, about half what it was before. On the upside, more amino acids are surviving the ethanol process as plants no longer overheat their products, which provides added value as animal feed.
Tags: Research, Illinois, Ethanol, DDGs, University Of Illinois, Illinois Brownfield Ag News


Inserting end-modified DNA fragments with CRISPR-Cas9 yields highest efficiency

University of Illinois researchers achieved the highest reported rates of inserting genes into human cells with the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing system, a necessary step for harnessing CRISPR for clinical gene-therapy applications.
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For CRISPR, tweaking DNA fragments before inserting yields highest efficiency rates yet

University of Illinois researchers achieved the highest reported rates of inserting genes into human cells with the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing system, a necessary step for harnessing CRISPR for clinical gene-therapy applications. By chemically tweaking the ends of the DNA to be inserted, the new technique is up to five times more efficient than current approaches.
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New polymer material may help batteries become self-healing, recyclable

Lithium-ion batteries are notorious for developing internal electrical shorts that can ignite a battery's liquid electrolytes, leading to explosions and fires. Engineers at the University of Illinois have developed a solid polymer-based electrolyte that can self-heal after damage -- and the material can also be recycled without the use of harsh chemicals or high temperatures.
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