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Aging Related Diseases

Nanoparticle transport across the blood brain barrier increases with Alzheimer’s and age

Neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease affect more than 270 million people worldwide. Alheimer's is the leading cause of dementia, resulting in memory loss due to atrophy of neurons in the hippocampus, which is the part of the brain that regulates learning and memory. Nanoparticles...

Researchers identify new patterns of cell interactions with molecular chaperone

Through a new approach of cross-linking cell proteins directly to a protein of interest, researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s School of Molecular & Cellular Biology have distinguished new patterns of cell interactions with a molecular chaperone.  

Meet MCB: Professor Jongsook Kim Kemper

Dr. Kemper is Professor Emeritus of Molecular & Integrative Physiology. Her lab focuses on metabolic signaling and epigenomic control of metabolism and energy balance.

Meet MCB: Professor Dan Llano

Professor Daniel Llano is a neurologist at the Carle Neuroscience Institute and has been a faculty member in the MIP department since 2010. He obtained his BS, PhD, and MD at UIUC before moving to Massachusetts to pursue his clinical training at Harvard Medical School. He later became a post-...