Tag: University of Illinois

Lipid researcher, 98, reports on the dietary causes of heart disease ” dietary cholesterol is good for your heart “

Contact: Diana Yates diya@illinois.edu 217-333-5802 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign              IMAGE:   Fred Kummerow, a 98-year-old emeritus professor of comparative biosciences at the University of Illinois, explains the primary causes of heart disease. His research contradicts commonly held notions about the role… Click here for more […]

These Mini-Bots Were Made for Walking: Cells Power Biological Machines: non-electronic biological machines

Miniature “bio-bots” developed at the University of Illinois are made of hydrogel and heart cells, but can walk on their own. (Credit: Elise A. Corbin) ScienceDaily (Nov. 15, 2012) — They’re soft, biocompatible, about 7 millimeters long — and, incredibly, able to walk by themselves. Miniature “bio-bots” developed […]

Brain waves reveal video game aptitude

Contact: Diana Yates diya@illinois.edu 217-333-5802 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign   CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Scientists report that they can predict who will improve most on an unfamiliar video game by looking at their brain waves. IMAGE:University of Illinois postdoctoral researcher Kyle Mathewson and his colleagues discovered that they […]