Scientists in Germany improve malaria drug production

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists in Germany who developed a new way to make a key malaria drug several years ago said Wednesday they have come up with a technique to make the process even more efficient, which should increase global access and reduce the cost.

Illinois Ancestors | Plenty of news on black history

Black History Month, celebrated every February in the United States and Canada, is an appropriate time to acknowledge special people and events pertaining to that ethnic group.

Wired In: Nina Kshetry

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood talks with a high-tech leader. This week, meet NINA KSHETRY, the founder and president of Champaign-based Ensaras Inc. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees in environmental engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a licensed professional engineer.

Rich Warren: Avoid solicitations for computer assistance

We received this upsetting email from a reader: "Hope you can shed some light on a recent transaction I had with this group out of Cedar Park, Texas. They sent an email to me about a possible 'infection' on my MacBook that might leave me open to possible hacking into my bank account.

Three UI professors earn $65,000 research fellowship grants

URBANA — You could say that Ying Diao and her research team are reinventing the molecular wheel.

"It takes ingenuity to develop new approaches," Diao said of her work to find new avenues for directly assembling functional molecules.

But the University of Illinois chemical and biomolecular engineering professor is getting some help with the hefty task.

Spacewalking astronauts finish robot arm repair

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts wrapped up months of repair work Friday on the International Space Station `s big robot arm.

UI undergrads' Helix group aims to foster multidisciplinary research

CHAMPAIGN — More than 40 undergraduates at the University of Illinois are taking research into their own hands by forming a student group called Helix.

The five-member board and 38 other undergraduates from different colleges hope to focus on a biology project as their first foray into future research careers.

Blood test to help diagnose brain injuries gets U.S. OK

CHICAGO (AP) — The first blood test to help doctors diagnose traumatic brain injuries has won U.S. government approval.

The move means Banyan Biomarkers can commercialize its test, giving the company an early lead in the biotech industry's race to find a way to diagnose concussions.

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Office Hours with Aldo: Wendy Yang (w/ video)

On Thursdays throughout the semester, staff writer Adalberto Toledo will book an appointment with a UI professor. Today: WENDY YANG, an assistant professor in the Department of Plant Biology.