Next-generation DNA sequencing technologies have turned the vision of precision medicine into a plausible reality, but also threaten to overwhelm computing infrastructures with unprecedented volumes of data. A recent $1.3 million award from the National Institutes of Health will allow researchers at Illinois, co-led by Olgica Milenkovic of the Computational Multiscale Nanosystems Group, and Stanford to help address this challenge by developing novel data compression strategies.
A new strategy for forming three-dimensional shapes from flat, two-dimensional sheets of graphene has been developed by researchers from Illinois, including William King from the 3D Micro- and Nanosystems Group.
Physicians at Carle Health System and researchers at Illinois, including Curtis Johnson, Beckman's assistant director for magnetic resonance operations, are engaged in a new imaging technology, magnetic resonance elastography, that has the potential to help better map the brain and diagnose certain brain-related conditions.
Stephen Boppart, of the Bioimaging Science and Technology Group, led a team that developed a new medical imaging device that can see individual cells in the back of the eye to better diagnose and track disease.
Beckman's Microscopy Suite offers a wide variety of tools for researchers to use. Elizabeth Jones, a graduate student in the Autonomous Materials Systems Group, utilizes the scanning electron microscopy to help her improve high-capacity lithium-ion batteries.
Steve Boppart, faculty member of the Bioimaging Science and Technology Group, and his team hope to learn about cuttlefish skin and apply that knowledge to developing tactile displays.
Fibroin, the silk protein, has properties that transform it from a common material to a material used in advanced new medical applications. Scientists at Tufts University and Illinois, including John Rogers of the 3D Micro- and Nanosystems Group, are now reporting in the journal Advanced Materials on a way of using inkjet printers to put down layers of functional silk ink.
Beckman researchers Prabuddha Mukherjee, Rohit Bhargava, and Dipanjan Pan, of the Bioimaging Science and Technology Group, and postdoctoral researcher Santosh Misra report the development of a new class of carbon nanoparticles for biomedical use.
Mike Zhengyu Yao, associate professor of digital media in the Department of Advertising, has been appointed an affiliate faculty member in Beckman's Human Perception and Performance Group within the Human-Computer Intelligent Interaction (HCII) research theme.
Marina Terkourafi, associate professor of linguistics, has been named an affiliate in Beckman's Cognitive Science Group, within the Biological Intelligence research theme.
Kevin Jackson, a senior research scientist at the Thermal Neuroscience Laboratory in the Beckman Institute, is looking at how the effects of cooling the brain post-injury could result in improved outcomes for concussion patients.
In May 2015, Lane Schwartz, a Beckman affiliate in the Artificial Intelligence Group, hosted the first Machine Translation Marathon in the Americas, a weeklong hackathon to improve the open-source tools that those without Google resources share.
John Rogers, from the 3D Micro- and Nanosystems Group, and his research team at Illinois have developed a way of building circuits that act like skin, collect power wirelessly, and can be worn just about anywhere on the body.
Matthew Wheeler, Beckman affiliate faculty member and professor of animal sciences, works with his lab at the University of Illinois to develop a decent, low-cost cattle embryo for countries who struggle to produce enough milk.
Research in Justin Rhodes' laboratory found that, matched calorie for calorie with the simple sugar glucose, fructose causes significant weight gain, physical inactivity, and body fat deposition.