Urbana, IL, United States

The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is a public research-intensive university in the U.S. state of Illinois. A land-grant university, it is the flagship campus of the University of Illinois system. The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is the second oldest public university in the state , and is a founding member of the Big Ten Conference. It is a member of the Association of American Universities and is designated as a RU/VH Research University . The campus library system possesses the second-largest university library in the United States after Harvard University.The university comprises 17 colleges that offer more than 150 programs of study. Additionally, the university operates an extension that serves 2.7 million registrants per year around the state of Illinois and beyond. The campus holds 647 buildings on 4,552 acres in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana ; its annual operating budget in 2011 was over $1.7 billion. Wikipedia.

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The Regents Of The University Of Colorado and University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign | Date: 2016-05-18

The methods and apparatus of the present invention allow the evaluation of inflammation of the esophagus. Measurements may be utilized, for example, to diagnose a disease of the esophagus, to monitor inflammation of the esophagus, or to access the treatment of a disease of the esophagus. In one embodiment, the invention comprises a method for measuring esophageal inflammation comprising deploying a device into the esophagus of a subject, removing the device after a predetermined period of time, analyzing the device for a diagnostic indicator of esophageal inflammation and evaluating the diagnostic indicator to diagnose esophageal inflammation.

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, Vanquish Oncology and Johns Hopkins University | Date: 2016-08-22

The invention provides compositions and methods for the induction of cell death, for example, cancer cell death. Combinations of compounds and related methods of use are disclosed, including the use of compounds in therapy for the treatment of cancer and selective induction of apoptosis in cells. The disclosed drug combinations can have lower neurotoxicity effects than other compounds and combinations of compounds.

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Research Institute and University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign | Date: 2016-08-08

Disclosed are selective histone deactylase inhibitors (HDACi) that having Formula (I). Methods of making and using these inhibitors for the treatment of cancer, in particular melanoma are also disclosed.

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign | Date: 2016-08-29

A chamber for a cell culture and a chamber holder system are disclosed. A representative chamber embodiment includes a first layer; and a second layer coupled to the first layer, the second layer further comprising a well having at least one side wall, the well extending through the second layer, wherein a predetermined portion of the first layer is substantially optically transmissive and is exposed in and forms a lower side of the well. The well may have a laminar flow shape, and may also include a plurality of recesses to accommodate the tips of inflow and outflow devices, such as for superfusion applications. The second layer may be comprised of a hydrophobic material or comprised of a material having a lower density than the density of culture medium to provide a buoyant chamber for sandwich cell cultures, along with submersible chambers.

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign | Date: 2016-09-23

Autonomic cooling of a substrate is achieved using a porous thermal protective layer to provide evaporative cooling combined with capillary pumping. The porous thermal protective layer is manufactured onto the substrate. A vascular network is integrated between the substrate and the protective layer. Applied heat causes fluid contained in the protective layer to evaporate, removing heat. The fluid lost to evaporation is replaced by capillary pressure, pulling fluid from a fluid-containing reservoir through the vascular network. Cooling occurs as liquid evaporates from the protective layer.

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, Rohm, Haas Electronic Materials LLC and Dow Chemical Company | Date: 2016-03-10

In one aspect, structures are provided that comprise (a) a one-dimensional periodic plurality of layers, wherein at least two of the layers have a refractive index differential sufficient to provide effective contrast; and (b) one or more light-emitting nanostructure materials effectively positioned with respect to the refractive index differential interface, wherein the structure provides a polarized output emission.

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign | Date: 2016-09-28

A system and method includes nano opto-mechanical-fluidic resonators (nano-resonators), e.g., for identification of particles, e.g., single viruses and/or cells.

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign | Date: 2016-11-11

A magnetically driven micropump for handling small fluid volumes. The micropump includes a first chamber and a second chamber. A flexible membrane being disposed between the first and second chambers. The flexible membrane being magnetically coupled to an actuator for displacing the membrane.

Freund J.B.,University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics | Year: 2014

The cellular detail of blood is an essential factor in its flow, especially in vessels or devices with size comparable to that of its suspended cells. This article motivates and reviews numerical simulation techniques that provide a realistic description of cell-scale blood flow by explicitly representing its coupled fluid and solid mechanics. Red blood cells are the principal focus because of their importance and because of their remarkable deformability, which presents particular simulation challenges. Such simulations must couple discretizations of the large-deformation elasticity of the cells with the viscous flow mechanics of the suspension. The Reynolds numbers are low, so the effectively linear fluid mechanics is amenable to a wide range of simulation methods, although the constitutive models and geometric factors of the coupled system introduce challenging nonlinearity. Particular emphasis is given to the relative merits of several fundamentally different simulation methods. The detailed description provided by such simulations is invaluable for advancing our scientific understanding of blood flow, and their ultimate impact will be in the design of biomedical tools and interventions. Copyright © 2014 by Annual Reviews. All rights reserved.

Kim D.H.,University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
Nature materials | Year: 2010

Electronics that are capable of intimate, non-invasive integration with the soft, curvilinear surfaces of biological tissues offer important opportunities for diagnosing and treating disease and for improving brain/machine interfaces. This article describes a material strategy for a type of bio-interfaced system that relies on ultrathin electronics supported by bioresorbable substrates of silk fibroin. Mounting such devices on tissue and then allowing the silk to dissolve and resorb initiates a spontaneous, conformal wrapping process driven by capillary forces at the biotic/abiotic interface. Specialized mesh designs and ultrathin forms for the electronics ensure minimal stresses on the tissue and highly conformal coverage, even for complex curvilinear surfaces, as confirmed by experimental and theoretical studies. In vivo, neural mapping experiments on feline animal models illustrate one mode of use for this class of technology. These concepts provide new capabilities for implantable and surgical devices.

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