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Oct 18Han Joins Select Group with Funai Achievement Award

Han Joins Select Group with Funai Achievement Award

Illinois Computer Science – Jiawei Han, a professor of computer science and pioneer in the data mining field, becomes only the fourth-ever non-Japanese computer scientist to win the prestigious Funai Achievement Award—Japan's highest honor for information science. Han is a member of the Organizational Intelligence and Computational Social Science Group. 

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Oct 16Study: Effects of Epilepsy on Neural Activity in Mice Fluctuate with Reproductive Cycle

Illinois News Bureau – Catherine Christian, a professor of molecular and integrative physiology, and graduate student Jiang Li led a study that found that neurons regulating hormone release have different activity in mice with epilepsy, and that those differences fluctuate with the reproductive cycle. Christian is a member of the Neurotechnology for Memory and Cognition Group. 

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Oct 15Smartphone Spectroscopy Takes the Lab to the People

Photonics Media – Brain Cunningham, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, and his group developed the TRI Analyzer, a project they describe as a "portable lab." Inspired by the "Star Trek" tricorder, their device is a 3D-printed cradle that physically attatches to a smartphone and uses the phone's internal camera as a visible-light spectrometer. 

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Future Environments: Household Chemicals

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Comparative biosciences professor Susan Schantz warns how common chemicals around the house can impact human development and what can be done to help protect children. Schantz is a professor of Comparative Biosciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is also a member of the Cellular and Molecular Foundations of Intelligent Behavior group at the Beckman Institute. What have you done to reduce your exposure to potentially harmful chemicals? Tell us at #scifuture. And to read a full Q&A with Professor Schantz about chemical contaminants in our home environments, please visit... http://beckman.illinois.edu/news/

Future Environments: Cancer Microenvironments

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Bioengineering professor Rohit Bhargava discusses how advances in chemical imaging, machine learning, and 3D printing are changing how we think of and fight cancer. Cancer is more than just an isolated collection of diseased cells. The environment around the tumor plays an important part in whether the cancer spreads or not. By building real-world 3D models of a tumor environments, scientists hope to better predict and fight cancer growth.

Future Environments: Energy Everywhere

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From cell phones to electric cars, society is more and more dependent on reliable and portable energy. University of Illinois Professor Nancy Sottos discusses green energy and our ever-growing need for energy storage. Sottos is a professor in the Materials Science and Engineering department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a member of the Beckman Institute's Autonomous Materials Systems group. To read a full Q&A with Professor Sottos about the future of energy storage, please visit... https://beckman.illinois.edu/news/2018/6/scifuture-energy Energy storage is a huge challenge for a greener future. What hurdles do you think green energy faces? Join the conversation: #scifuture

Future Environments: Doctor's Office of the Future

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The handheld medical devices of science fiction are becoming science fact. Doctor Stephen Boppart looks at how technology, including phones and personal health monitors, will change our visits to the doctor's office and our relationship to our own health. Boppart is an MD, Ph.D. and professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering and Bioengineering departments at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. What do you think the future of health care will look like? Tell us at #scifuture. And to read a full Q&A with Dr. Boppart about the doctor's office of the future, please visit... https://beckman.illinois.edu/news/2018/5/scifuture-doctor

Using Light to Diagnose Disease

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Professor Stephen Boppart uses light to diagnose diseases such as cancer. Called "biophotonics," the technique generates high-resolution, real-time, non-invasive images of biological tissue at the cellular and molecular level. Boppart is a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Bioengineering. He heads the Biophotonics Imaging Laboratory at the Beckman Institute and is a full-time faculty member in the Bioimaging Science and Technology group.

"Pi Day" Number Song

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March 14 (3.14) is "Pi Day." Sing along with our favorite mathematical constant.

Using Light Pulses to Control Neurons

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Professor Stephen Boppart uses ultrafast pulses of tailored light to make neurons fire in different patterns. This is the first example of "coherent control" in a living cell. The technique may lead to one day using light as a therapy to improve people's health. Boppart is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also a member of the Bioimaging Science and Technology Group at the Beckman Institute. For more information on this research, please visit: https://news.illinois.edu/blog/view/6367/579772

60 Second Science: Rohit Bhargava on Chemical Imaging

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Beckman Institute Bioimaging Science and Technology group member Rohit Bhargava presents his research in sixty seconds. Bhargava is a pioneer in the development of infrared spectroscopic imaging and works to develop novel chemical imaging technologies and instrumentation that can be employed to detect, diagnose and understand tissue structures and cancer pathology. He is Bliss Faculty Scholar and Professor of Bioengineering and has appointments in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Mechanical Science & Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Bhargava also founded and serves as the Director of the Cancer Community@Illinois, a University-wide effort dedicated to advancing cancer-related research and scholarship at Illinois.

60 Second Science: Stephen Boppart on Using Light to Diagnose Disease

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Beckman Institute Bioimaging Science and Technology group member Stephen Boppart presents his research in sixty seconds. As the head of the Biophotonics Imaging Laboratory at the Beckman Institute, Boppart uses light to image biological tissue and diagnose disease. By combining optical imaging, biophotonics, and other advanced imaging techniques with clinical research, Boppart creates high-resolution, real-time, non-invasive images of biological tissue at the cellular and molecular level for diagnosing diseases such as cancer. Boppart is a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Bioengineering, and is affiliated with the Department of Internal Medicine in the College of Medicine, the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, and the Institute for Genomic Biology.

Not Finding Nemo: Clownfish in the Lab and the Wild

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Researchers discuss the differences in working with anemonefish, better known as clownfish, in their lab at the University of Illinois and in the wilds of Indonesia. Justin Rhodes is a Professor of Psychology and member of the NeuroTech Group at the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ross DeAngelis is a graduate research assistant in the Cellular and Molecular Foundations of Intelligent Behavior Group at the Beckman Institute.

Nemo's Dad: Clownfish Fathering - EMMY Winner

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Clownfish dads are some of the best fathers in all of nature. Unlike most vertebrates, clownfish males are the primary caretakers of the eggs and spend most of their time nipping and fanning them to ensure their survival. Also known as anemonefish, this species gives researchers at the Beckman Institute a valuable window into the powerful hormonal changes that take place in the brains of nurturing fathers. Justin Rhodes is a Professor of Psychology and member of the NeuroTech Group at the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ross DeAngelis is a graduate research assistant in the Cellular and Molecular Foundations of Intelligent Behavior Group at the Beckman Institute. To learn more about this research, please visit... https://news.illinois.edu/blog/view/6367/495695 This video won the 2018 Mid-America EMMY Award for best "Informational/Instructional: Feature Segment."

60 Second Science: Justin Rhodes on Studying Mice and Clownfish

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Beckman Institute NeoroTech Group member Justin Rhodes presents his research in sixty seconds. His fields of research interests are behavioral genetics and neurobiology of motivation and addiction, and effects of exercise on brain function and cognition using mice as a model organism. He also has an extensive research program looking at the neurobiological processes involved when clownfish change their sex from male to female. Rhodes is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also a member of the Neuroscience Program and the Institute for Genomic Biology.

Lawrence Kline Discusses Arnold Beckman and Ted Brown (Oral History)

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Board member Dr. Lawrence Kline discusses Arnold Beckman and his foundation, the birth of interdisciplinary research at the Beckman Institute, and Ted Brown, the Institute's founding Director. Dr. Kline is a pulmonary, critical care, sleep doctor at Scripps Memorial Hospital. He was the personal physician for Arnold Beckman for over a decade and has served as a board member on the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation since 2013.

William May Discusses Arnold Beckman and Ted Brown (Oral History)

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Board member William May discusses Arnold Beckman and his foundation, the birth of interdisciplinary research at the Beckman Institute, and Ted Brown, the Institute's founding Director. May is an attorney who worked at Beckman Instruments for thirty years, and served twenty-one years as their Senior VP and General Counsel. He was named Chairman of the Board of the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation in 2016.

Jerry Gallwas Discusses Arnold Beckman and Ted Brown (Oral History)

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Board member Gerald (Jerry) Gallwas discusses Arnold Beckman and his foundation, the birth of interdisciplinary research at the Beckman Institute, and Ted Brown, the Institute's founding Director. Gallwas is the former Director of Program Management of the Diagnostic Systems Group at Beckman Instruments. He has served on the board of the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation since 1995.

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  1. Engaging Politicians with Science: An Open Discussion
  2. McKinley Health Center Flu Clinic at Beckman
  3. Entrepreneurship/Innovation Seminar
  4. NIH Grant Writing Series
  5. BRL Seminar and Journal Club
  6. HELIX Group Meetings
  7. Yoga at Beckman
  8. 21st Century Scientists Meeting
  9. Thursdays at 12:20 Concert: Chip McNeill Jazz Quartet
  10. MSE Discussions
  11. Curious and Eclectic Seminar Series
  12. Neuroscience Program Seminar NEUR520
  13. BRL Seminar and Journal Club
  14. Yoga at Beckman
  15. 21st Century Scientists Meeting
  16. Thursdays at 12:20 Concert: Guido Sanchez-Portuguez, guitar
  17. HELIX Group Meetings
  18. MSE Discussions
  19. Curious and Eclectic Seminar Series
  20. Harnessing electrokinetics in geomaterials from the pore to field scale
  21. BRL Seminar and Journal Club
  22. Yoga at Beckman
  23. Graduate Student Seminar
  24. 21st Century Scientists Meeting
  25. Frontiers in Miniature Brain Machinery Lecture
  26. Director's Seminar: "Health Literacy as a Resource for Older Adults' Self-care: Implications for Technology Design" by Dan Morrow
  27. MSE Discussions
  28. Safety Training
  29. Neuroscience Program Seminar NEUR520
  30. BRL Seminar and Journal Club
  31. Yoga at Beckman
  32. 21st Century Scientists Meeting
  33. MSE Discussions
  34. Curious and Eclectic Seminar Series
  35. BRL Seminar and Journal Club
  36. Yoga at Beckman
  37. 21st Century Scientists Meeting
  38. MSE Discussions
  39. Neuroscience Program Seminar NEUR520
  40. BRL Seminar and Journal Club
  41. Yoga at Beckman
  42. 21st Century Scientists Meeting
  43. Thursdays at 12:20 Concert: Flute & Harp
  44. CCIL Faculty Seminar Series
  45. MSE Discussions
  46. BRL Seminar and Journal Club
  47. Yoga at Beckman
  48. Graduate Student Seminar
  49. 21st Century Scientists Meeting
  50. Frontiers in Miniature Brain Machinery Lecture
  51. MSE Discussions
  52. Curious and Eclectic Seminar Series
  53. Neuroscience Program Seminar NEUR520
  54. BRL Seminar and Journal Club
  55. Yoga at Beckman
  56. 21st Century Scientists Meeting
  57. Beckman Institute Town Hall
  58. Beckman Institute Holiday Party
  59. MSE Discussions
  60. Yoga at Beckman
  1. Spaghetti with Meatballs, Salad, and Bosco Stick
  2. Italian Sausage on Baguette
  3. Mushroom Flatbread This dish is vegetarian friendly
  4. Zuppa Toscana
  5. Tomato Basil Bisque This dish is vegetarian friendly
  6. Greek Salad This dish is vegetarian friendly
  1. Ground Beef Tacos with Cilantro Rice and Refried Beans
  2. Black Bean Burger This dish is vegan friendly
  3. Avocado Chicken Salad Wrap
  4. Potato Cheese Chowder This dish is vegetarian friendly
  5. Chicken Tortilla Soup
  6. Greek Salad This dish is vegetarian friendly
  1. Teriyaki Salmon Salad with Dinner Roll
  2. Malibu Burger This dish is vegan friendly
  3. Turkey California Wrap
  4. Cream of Asparagus This dish is vegetarian friendly
  5. Beef Barley Soup
  6. Greek Salad This dish is vegetarian friendly
  7. Mixed Greens This dish is vegan friendly
  1. Chicken and Noodles with Mashed Potatoes and Dinner Roll
  2. BBQ Jackfruit This dish is vegan friendly
  3. BBQ Pulled Pork
  4. Red Pepper and Gouda Bisque This dish is vegetarian friendly
  5. Chicken and Dumpling Soup
  6. Greek Salad This dish is vegetarian friendly
  1. Tortilla Crusted Tilapia with Long Grain and Wild Rice and Glazed Carrots
  2. 3-Grain Veggie Burger This dish is vegan friendly
  3. Salmon Burger
  4. Mediterranean Vegetable Soup This dish is vegan friendly
  5. New Eng. Clam Chowder
  6. Greek Salad This dish is vegetarian friendly
  1. Bruschetta Chicken with Pesto Mashed Potatoes and Sautéed Zucchini
  2. Tomato Flatbread This dish is vegetarian friendly
  3. Meatball Sub with Marinara
  4. Vegan Garden Soup This dish is vegan friendly
  5. Chicken Potato Corn Chowder
  6. Greek Salad This dish is vegetarian friendly
  1. Green Chicken and Chile Flautas with Rice and Beans
  2. Black Bean Burger This dish is vegan friendly
  3. Curried Chicken Salad
  4. California Medley Soup This dish is vegetarian friendly
  5. Baja Chicken Enchilada Soup
  6. Greek Salad This dish is vegetarian friendly
  7. Kale Salad This dish is vegan friendly
  1. Orange Chicken with White Rice and Eggrolls
  2. Chicken-less Fajita Wrap This dish is vegan friendly
  3. Hot Dog on Bun
  4. Hot and Sour Soup This dish is vegan friendly
  5. Lobster Bisque
  6. Greek Salad This dish is vegetarian friendly
  7. Mixed Greens This dish is vegan friendly
  1. Rib Tips with Macaroni and Cheese and Baked Beans
  2. Stuffed Portabella This dish is vegetarian friendly
  3. Burnt Ends Sandwich
  4. Chili
  5. Spicy Vegetarian Chili This dish is vegetarian friendly
  6. Greek Salad This dish is vegetarian friendly
  1. Jambalaya and Dinner Roll
  2. Veggie Burger This dish is vegan friendly
  3. Battered Cod Po’ Boy
  4. Broccoli Cheese Soup This dish is vegetarian friendly
  5. New Eng. Clam Chowder
  6. Greek Salad This dish is vegetarian friendly