This photo shows the new cardiac device ― a thin, elastic membrane ― fitted over a rabbit's heart. The membrane is imprinted with a network of electrodes that can monitor cardiac function and deliver an electrical impulse to correct an erratic h
(Credit University of Illinois and Washington University)
February 25, 2014

U of I, Wash U Scientists Use 3-D Printer To Create Pacemaker

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Washington University in St. Louis have developed a new device that may one day help prevent heart attacks.


December 24, 2013

U of I Researcher Nets Presidential Award

The White House has awarded a University of Illinois researcher the highest government honor given to scientists and engineers in their early careers. 


December 21, 2013

Space Station Repairs Ahead Of Schedule

Two astronauts --- one of them a University of Illinois graduate --- ended their spacewalk outside the International Space Station a bit early on Saturday, because they managed to finish their work sooner than expected.


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