Beckman affiliate Brian Cunningham's group has developed a new biosensor that can aid in the detection of early stage cancer.
Beckman video producer Steve Drake provides a look at his production studio at the Beckman Institute.
Beckman affiliate Rashid Bashir and colleagues have taken a major step toward achieving the goal of producing a handheld HIV detector by developing a microchip that can diagnosis the virus with the same efficiency and accuracy as sophisticated hospital equipment.
Neuroscience professor Aron Barbey and his colleagues used brain injury data from Vietnam War veterans to map the ability of humans to understand written or spoken language, also known as “discourse comprehension.”
A thin sheet of dyed plastic could cut the cost of solar power, particularly for applications that require solar cells to be highly efficient and flexible. Beckman full-time faculty member John Rogers and his group are using the plastic to gather sunlight and concentrate it onto a solar cell made of gallium arsenide in an experimental setup. Doing so doubled the power output of the cells.
The Chambana Science Café, which meets on the first Wednesday of every month, is hosting Jana Diesner at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 4 in Robeson Pavilion Room C at the Champaign Public Library.
For the final Director's Seminar of fall 2013, Thomas van Dijk and Jie Sun, two Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows, will present at noon on Dec. 5 in Beckman room 1005. Lunch will be provided.
Research labs at the Beckman Institute have the opportunity to work with a member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) on research projects as part of the Citizen Scientist Program. Interest in participation in the program must be submitted by December 13.
Beckman full-time faculty member Kara Federmeier explains what we do and don't know about hemispheric brain differences in humans.
Beckman full-time faculty member Emad Tajkhorshid and postdoctoral researcher Mahmoud Moradi have successfully simulated the molecular dance moves that a multidrug resistance membrane transporter undertakes as it pumps compounds out of a cell. This is the first time researchers have been able to simulate the motion of a complex membrane transporter in its native environment in full atomic detail and gives drug developers vital new targets to help combat drug-resistant cancers and other diseases.
Beckman full-time faculty member Joseph Lyding and Beckman graduate student Jae Won Do have developed a way to heal gaps in wires too small for even the world’s tiniest soldering iron. Beckman faculty member John Rogers was also involved with this research.
Stephen Boppart and William King are among 388 honorees recognized for their “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.” Boppart, a full-time faculty member at Beckman, was recognized for “distinguished contributions to optical coherence tomography and its applications to biomedical imaging.” King, Beckman part-time faculty member, was elected for “seminal contributions to the engineering of nanometer-scale thermal and mechanical systems and their applications to fundamental understanding of the properties of materials.”
Willam King, from the 3D Micro- and Nanosystems Group, received the Gustus L. Larson Memorial Award for outstanding achievement in mechanical engineering 10 to 20 years after graduation from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Beckman full-time faculty member John Rogers has been given a 2013 American Ingenuity Award by Smithsonian Magazine. Rogers is the 2013 honoree in the physical sciences, thanks to the invention of ultra-thin silicon electronics that dissolve in the body or the environment, ushering in a new era of biodegradable medical implants and environmentally friendly electronic devices.
As part of the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette's coverage of the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, Beckman faculty member Dan Simons discusses how our memories of events can be faulty.