Martin Burke (center) with his Chemistry Group.
(L. Brian Stauffer/University of Illinois)
March 13, 2015

U of I Chemist Creates ‘3D Printer For Small Molecules’

Chemistry professor and medical doctor Martin Burke's machine aims to do for chemistry what 3-D printing has done for engineering.  His team has built a machine for assembling small molecules.


Timothy L. Killeen speaks after being introduced as the next president of the University of Illinois on May 18.
(AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
March 12, 2015

U of I Trustees Approve Medical School, Killeen Starts In May

Startup costs of the engineering-based school are estimated at $100 million.  At their meeting Thursday in Urbana, U of I Trustees also announced that President-designate Timothy Killeen will start May 18.


EPA map of Sole Source Aquifer area in Mahomet Aquifer.
(EPA)
March 11, 2015

EPA Designates Mahomet Aquifer ‘Sole Source Aquifer’

The EPA on Wednesday said the Mahomet aquifer is primary water source for more than 750,000 people in central Illinois. That guarantees extra scrutiny of any project there that includes federal finances.


In this photo provided by College of American Pathologists, a pathologist explains a Pap test slide to Cassandra Ingram, 53, of Blaine, Minn. at North Point Health & Wellness Center's See, Test & Treat™ program Tuesday, Oct. 4, 201
Craig Lassig /AP Images for College of American Pathologists
March 06, 2015

Call For Stories: Cancer Testing

Have you or has someone close to you made a choice to know more or less about their chances of developing cancer though new genetic tests? Do you work with those tests? We would like to talk with you for an upcoming story on how cancer tests shape our life and influence the decisions we make.


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