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Targeted gene therapy slows ALS progression in mice

Targeted gene therapy slows ALS progression in mice

By Shivali Shukla, Assistant Special Sections Editor September 8, 2020

A recent study has determined that new gene therapies delivered via base-editing technology can slow the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in mice and potentially lead to therapeutic treatments...

Follow these tips for getting involved in research

Follow these tips for getting involved in research

By Bella Keys, Staff Writer September 8, 2020

Getting involved in research during the semester is tough. Most of the time the positions are limited and can be very competitive. In fact, there are also many positions that require previous research...

Corn grows in the Morrow Plots on Sunday. The Crop Science department will host their annual Agronomy Day as a virtual event this year.

Mysterious Morrow Plots of the University can impact future of industry

By Haley Bickelhaupt, Staff Writer September 8, 2020

Surrounded by a hedged wall and tucked away between the Main and South Quad stands a mysterious piece of land that is of utmost importance to the College of ACES at the University. Throughout students’...

Illinois becomes integral in future of artificial intelligence

Illinois becomes integral in future of artificial intelligence

By Shivali Shukla, Assistant Special Sections Editor September 8, 2020

The University of Illinois will host two new artificial intelligence institutes funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture....

Students wait in line to take COVID-19 tests at the Illini Union on Aug. 23. The University’s tesing programs allows thousands of students to test each day and receive their results within 24 to 48 hours.

Take a look into UI’s rigorous COVID-19 testing

By Bella Keys, Staff Writer September 8, 2020

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has been taking precautions, quarantining to try to avoid the spread of the deadly virus. Despite the virus, students have returned to campus at...

Fettuccine-like rocks could indicate life on Mars

By Natalie Stanowski, Assistant Technograph Editor September 26, 2019

A NASA-funded study, led by University geology professor Bruce Fouke, has determined that a certain type of pasta-looking rock could be indicative of past life on the red planet.  These fettuccine-like...

Higher levels of optimism linked to more restful sleep

By Sonal Singh, Staff Writer September 26, 2019

Sleep plays an integral role in each and every one of our lives. We spend a third of our lives asleep, during which some of our body’s most important processes take place. It is common knowledge that...

Infants expect leaders to intervene by 17 months

By Ava Traverso, Technograph Editor September 26, 2019

A facet of our society that has been around as long as recorded history can remember is the organization of hierarchal systems. Where did this organization first begin? Was it learned, or was it hardwired...

Grad student balances research and sorority life

By Ava Traverso, Technograph Editor September 26, 2019

When the word ‘research’ comes to mind, one may think of lab coats, microscopes and complicated science experiments. Overall, the general feeling surrounding research can come off as unattainable and...

Putting plants on the stand – the dangers of invasive plant species

By Bella Keys, Technograph Writer September 26, 2019

Evil comes in all forms, and invasive plants happen to be a special type of it. They have racked up quite a list of offenses against the environment, killing all kinds of species. It’s time that these...

Study examines relationships amongst exercise, technology and cognition

By Aristides Theodoropoulos, Technograph Writer September 26, 2019

The department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University is currently studying the connections between the brain and the body. In particular, Dr. Sean Mullen and his team are at the forefront...

Cosmeceuticals promise anti-aging products, pose health risks

Cosmeceuticals promise anti-aging products, pose health risks

By Aristides Theodoropoulos, Technograph Writer April 26, 2019

Some, more than others, are coming into contact with cosmetic products purported to exhibit anti-aging effects. These products, now being called cosmeceuticals, can be found all over the internet as well...

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