A sub-cellular world has been opened up for scientists to study E. coli and other tissues in new ways, thanks to a microscopy method that stealthily provides three-dimensional, high-quality images of the internal structure of cells without disturbing the specimen. The project was led by researchers from the Beckman Institute.
Big Ten Network – Kevin Jackson is a senior research scientist at the Beckman Institute and former Illinois running back. He works with Beckman researcher John Wang in a project that seeks to develop a cooling helmet that could help reduce the severity of head trauma, such as those occurring from football-related concussions.
Nanowerk News – Beckman Institute researcher Yi Lu and his collaborators used a biosensor based on paper and origami to create a test for point-of-care diagnostics that could be used in developing countries.
New York Times – Dan Simons talks about the push to come up with surprising new results that is affecting both science and the media, such as in a recent scandal involving a well-known science writer.
U of I News Bureau – Min-Feng Yu, a member of Beckman’s Nanoelectronics and Nanomaterials group, reports on a project he led that developed a microscopy technique for studying soft biological samples in liquid with high resolution and high quality. The microscopy method is for use with atomic force microscopes and has been dubbed “trolling AFM.”
Princess Imoukhuede from the Department of Bioengineering has joined the Beckman Institute. Imoukhuede, whose research seeks to understand the molecular complexities governing blood-vessel formation, is a member of the Bioimaging Science and Technology group at Beckman.
Hearing loss affects an estimated 50 million people in the United States. Now Beckman Institute researcher Fatima Husain and her collaborators have found that hearing loss may be affecting the long-term brain structure of those who suffer from it.