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  • Timelapse of X-ray microscope installation (#shorts) Open's video Timelapse of X-ray microscope installation (#shorts) in new window.

    The installation of a ZEISS Xradia 630 Versa micro-CT scanner in a minute! The 3D X-ray microscope was installed and calibrated in the Microscopy Suite at the Beckman Institute in early 2024. The microscope is the first of its kind with life science...

  • Timelapse of micro-CT scanner installation Open's video Timelapse of micro-CT scanner installation in new window.

    The installation of a ZEISS Xradia 630 Versa micro-CT scanner in minutes! The 3D X-ray microscope was installed and calibrated in the Microscopy Suite at the Beckman Institute in early 2024. The microscope is the first of its kind with life science...

  • Happy Star Wars Day! Open's video Happy Star Wars Day! in new window.

    The Beckman Café will be reopening later this year. In the meantime... May the Fourth be with you!

  • Happy Star Wars Day! Open's video Happy Star Wars Day! in new window.

    The Beckman Café will be reopening later this year. In the meantime... May the Fourth be with you!

  • NIH and IKIDS explore links between children's health and environment Open's video NIH and IKIDS explore links between children's health and environment in new window.

    The NIH's renewed support of the IKIDS program allows researchers at the University of Illinois to continue exploring links between the environment and children's health. This research is part of the Environmental influences on Child Health...

  • Wheelchair of the future, the ballbot (4K) (EMMY nominated) Open's video Wheelchair of the future, the ballbot (4K) (EMMY nominated) in new window.

    The ballbot wheelchair may be the future of mobility assistance. Researchers from across the University of Illinois campus have created a Star Wars-inspired robotic wheelchair that uses a single, rolling ball to provide a handsfree, intuitive, and...

  • Linking nutrition, cognition, and brain health Open's video Linking nutrition, cognition, and brain health in new window.

    Using a revolutionary data fusion technique, Nutritional Cognitive Neuroscience researchers Chris Zwilling and Tanveer Talukdar investigate the links between what we eat and the health and function of our brains as we age. Zwilling and Talukdar are...

  • What animals get MRIs? (using LEGO bricks) Open's video What animals get MRIs? (using LEGO bricks) in new window.

    Biomedical Imaging Center Aaron Anderson quizzes his children about what animals can get MRI scans using LEGO bricks.

  • Ultra-rapid anatomical MRI processing: speaking / singing Open's video Ultra-rapid anatomical MRI processing: speaking / singing in new window.

    Using some of the fastest MRI technology in the world, Beckman researchers can see the physical mechanics of the spoken (or sung) word.

    This speed has allowed researchers to begin exploring the structural nuances of emotional speech....

  • Menstruation Myth Busting Open's video Menstruation Myth Busting in new window.

    Biological anthropologist Kate Clancy dispels some menstruation myths. The person who literally wrote the book on periods sets the record straight.

    The book “Period: The Real Story of Menstruation” is available from Princeton University...

  • Period: The Real Story of Menstruation Open's video Period: The Real Story of Menstruation in new window.

    Biological anthropologist and author Kate Clancy discusses her new book explaining the wonderful and weird history and science of periods.

    The book “Period: The Real Story of Menstruation” is available from Princeton University Press.

  • Beckman Institute Open House 2023 Open's video Beckman Institute Open House 2023 in new window.

    The Beckman Institute's open house is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 31, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 1. We hope to see you there!

  • How exclusion & bullying affect self-worth of teen girls (EMMY winner) Open's video How exclusion & bullying affect self-worth of teen girls (EMMY winner) in new window.

    Karen Rudolph and Haley Skymba of the Family Studies Lab discuss how adolescent girls can be particularly impacted by peer adversity. Rudolph is a professor of psychology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Skymba is a doctoral student...

  • Directors Ping Pong Showdown Open's video Directors Ping Pong Showdown in new window.

    New Beckman Director, Nadya Mason, faces off with former Beckman Director, Jeff Moore, in this epic, ping pong showdown.