Small is beautiful when fighting disease.
When the 17th-century scientist Robert Hooke first peered through his microscope at a thin slice of cork, he saw microscopic “boxes,” which to him resembled the rooms, or cells, where monks prayed. So he dubbed these structures “cells”—a word that has carried down to us.
The fifth part in a series examining the evolution of higher education since the construction of Lincoln Hall. (You will be taken to the Lincoln Hall website.)
Courses in science, technology, and math evolve for a challenging world.
U of I grad takes readers ‘Inside Apple’ in his bestselling corporate profile.
Researcher studies how an obscure minority gained its identity.
Anthropologist studies Thai town grappling with its future.
- LASNews Summer 2012
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Around the College
- Pocket Home Sensor Could Test for Viruses, Bacteria, Even Cancer
- Forgetting Bad Memories
- With a Little Help from My Friends
- Novelist Looks for Meaning and Mystery, Structure and Surprise
- Thanks for the (Flawed) Memories
- Insects Have Personalities, Too
- Modified Osteoporosis Drugs Can Fight Malaria
- Getting News from the Internet Is Not All Bad
- Instinct to Survive Drove the Success of America’s First Ethnic Group
- Undermining Children’s Skills
- Forests Thrive with Switch to Local Management in Developing Countries
- Sea Slugs Shed Light on Risky Decision-Making
- Bandage Spurs and Guides Blood Vessel Growth
- Astronomers Turn to Neighboring Galaxy to Better Understand Star Creation
- Classics Professor Is Translating Massive Mythology Treatise into English
- Insects Offer Clues to Climate Variability 10,000 Years Ago