New plasmonic sensor improves early cancer detection

A new plasmonic sensor developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will serve as a reliable early detection of biomarkers for many forms of cancer and eventually other diseases.  The sensor has been proven reliable to detect the presence of the cancer biomarker carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) to the magnitude of 1 nanogram … Read more

Proteins that work at the end of DNA could provide cancer insight

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have gained new insights into a protein complex that regulates the very tips of chromosomes could improve methods of screening anti-cancer drugs. Led by Sua Myong, an assistant professor of bioengineering, the research group’s findings are published in the journal Structure. Myong’s group focused on understanding the … Read more