Dept. of Bioengineering
The Dept. of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign enrolled its first students in Fall 2004. Bioengineering combines the analytical and experimental methods of the engineering profession with the biological and medical sciences to achieve a more detailed understanding of biological phenomena and to develop new techniques and devices. The engineer's quantitative and analytical approach; traditional competence in the processing and control of information, energy, and materials; and ability to design and analyze systems are powerful tools when applied to biology, medicine; and quantitative studies of relationships between biological systems and their environments.
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(2019-12-11)Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s disease. It affects 1-2% of the total world population with more than 500,000 patients in the US. PD is a progressive disorder ...
(2019-12-05)The preparation, staining, visualization and interpretation of histological images of tissue is well accepted as the gold standard process for the diagnosis of disease. These methods have a long history of development, and ...
Understanding cell decision-making using near-infrared quantum dots: One cell, one molecule at a time (2019-12-06)Cell receives input signals such growth factors from the environment and decides an appropriate output such as migration, division, differentiation, and apoptosis. This decision making process is tightly controlled, and ...
Targeting the receptor for advanced glycation end products with a quantitative multimodal imaging method for precision medicine (2019-12-06)The Receptor for Advanced Glycation End Products (RAGE) has been shown to contribute to a myriad of pathologies including nephropathy, Alzheimer’s disease, cardiomyopathy, and pulmonary, ocular, arterial, and atherosclerotic ...
(2019-12-04)The cellular microenvironment encompasses every chemical and physical factor surrounding a cell, including all other cells, cell-cell and cell-extracellular matrix (ECM) signaling interactions and any detectible change in ...