New grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund Alzheimer’s research | Carle Illinois College of Medicine

Researchers at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology will use a unique set of imaging technologies to study Alzheimer’s disease on a scale never seen before. Jonathan Swedler, Carley Illinois College of Medicine Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Translation and Professor of Chemistry, and Van Lamm, CI MED Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences … Read more

Microelectronics gives researchers a remote control for biological robots Carle Illinois College of Medicine

First, they walked. Then they saw the light. Now, mini biological robots have acquired a new trick: remote control. Hybrid “eBiobots” are the first to combine soft materials, living muscle and microelectronics, said researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Northwestern University and the collaborating institutions. They describe their centimeter-sized biological machines in the journal … Read more

Carly, Illinois researchers aim to improve AI models for better patient care | Carle Illinois College of Medicine

Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) are growing in popularity in fields ranging from art to science and everything in between — including medicine and bioengineering. While these tools have the potential to make significant improvements in healthcare, the systems are not perfect. How can we identify when machine learning and AI are suggesting solutions … Read more