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Genetically Engineered Skin to Treat Disease, Promote Scarless Wound Healing, and More

The largest organ in the human body, skin is a robust system with great potential to support not only basic research, but to serve as a platform for stem cell…
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Building Atomically Thin Circuits for Advanced Devices

The nature of Jiwoong Park’s work is multidisciplinary: trying to connect fundamental science with very challenging problems that do not have immediate solutions – “and there are plenty of them,”…
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Detecting and Monitoring Disease Using DNA-Nanotechnology

Advanced imaging probes are enabling University of Chicago researchers to predict patient responsivity to therapeutics and monitor the progression of diseases, such as Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease and several other…
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Using Nanotechnology to Deliver ‘Potentially Transformative’ Peptide-Based Therapeutics

A physician-scientist, James Labelle is developing therapies that modify the function of the immune system – by examining why, on a molecular level, some pediatric cancers are resistant to treatment.…
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The Future of Energy Storage: Bringing Batteries to the Molecular Scale

The increasing use of renewable energy and the adoption of electric vehicles among other advances are creating a significant need for inexpensive and long-lived energy storage devices. While lithium-ion batteries…
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Unique Programming Environment Uses New Techniques to Enable Everyday Coding with Graphical User Interfaces

Ravi Chugh, an assistant professor in the department of computer science at the University of Chicago, is developing programming language technology for applications in software engineering and human-computer interaction. “Software…
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Researchers Light the Way for Minimally-Invasive Medical Devices, New Treatments

A team of University of Chicago scientists, led by associate professor Bozhi Tian, have pioneered a new technique that harnesses the power of light to stimulate various cells and tissue…
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Illinois Ignite: Researchers to Showcase Breakthroughs in Healthcare, Computing, and Advanced Manufacturing

Illinois Ignite 2020 will feature technologies and startups from the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois-Chicago, and Illinois Institute of Technology. The virtual…

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