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New research from the University of Illinois and the University of Iowa shows an approved drug normally used to treat fungal infections could also do the job of a protein channel that is missing or defective in the lungs of people with cystic fibrosis, operating as a prosthesis on the molecular scale.
Presenting vocabulary words to students with gestures, even motions that don’t convey the meanings of the words, can improve students’ comprehension of new words in a foreign language, according to a new study.
A new study from the University of Illinois suggests planting trees in the schoolyard could help improve academic performance in some of the nation’s most disadvantaged and lowest-achieving schools.
In a new study in cells, University of Illinois researchers have adapted CRISPR gene-editing technology to cause the cell’s internal machinery to skip over a small portion of a gene when transcribing it into a template for protein building.
An unobtrusive perennial vine found in Australia contains genetic resources that can substantially increase soybean yield, according to a new study from the University of Illinois.
Bacteria in tap water can multiply when plumbing isn’t used for a few days, such as when a house is vacant over a week’s vacation, a new study from University of Illinois engineers found.
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new technology for switching heat flows 'on' or 'off', which could significantly improve electronics' performance.
Scientists have discovered a protein that allows plants to grow with significantly less water.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded the University of Illinois a $10.6 million, five-year grant to transform two of the most productive crops in America into sustainable sources of biodiesel and biojet fuel.
A drug-carrying microsphere within a cell-bearing microcapsule could be the key to transplanting insulin-secreting pig pancreas cells into human patients whose own cells have been destroyed by type I diabetes.