A team of Illinois researchers led by Stephen Boppart, a professor of bioengineering and member of Beckman’s Extracellular Vesicle Imaging and Therapy Group, has successfully visualized the tumor microenvironment of human breast tissue shortly after it was surgically removed from a patient in the operating room. The researchers achieved this using a new portable optical imaging system developed in Boppart's lab.
Beckman researchers Aron Barbey, a professor of psychology, and postdoctoral researcher Christopher Zwilling—both members of the Intelligence, Learning, and Plasticity Group at Beckman—and their colleagues found a relationship between blood levels of several key nutrients associated with the Mediterranean diet and healthy brain connectivity and cognition.
Stress is a normal part of life. And there’s even such thing as a “good” level of stress that keeps us going, according to Illinois psychology researchers Sanda and Florin Dolcos, who also are members of Beckman's Social and Emotional Dimensions of Well-being Group. The Dolcoses talked with Illinois Public Media's Christine Herman about the special challenges everyday stress can cause during the holidays. The segment will be broadcast on "Morning Edition" on WILL AM-580 and WILL-FM-90.9 the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 19. In case you miss it or would like to read the full interview, the full Q&A is posted on the Illinois Public Media website.
Bioengineering professor Dipanjan Pan, graduate student Fatemeh Ostadhossein, and colleagues at Illinois developed a new drug candidate that targets a receptor inside sarcoma cancer cells. The new compound shrank tumors and hampered their ability to spread in mice and pigs, according to the study.
Andrew Suarez, a professor of animal biology and entomology, and his colleagues studied the speed and mechanical characteristics of the Dracula ant. These ants have the fastest known moving animal appendages, snapping shut at speeds of up to 90 meters per second. Suarez is a member of Beckman's Selective Theranostic Agents and Systems for Multiscale Photoacoustic Imaging Group.
Rashid Bashir, Dean of the University of Illinois College of Engineering and Grainger Distinguished Chair in Engineering, has been named a National Academy of Inventors Fellow. Bashir is a member of the Molecular Design and Engineering Group at the Beckman Institute.
Jaena Park, a doctoral candidate in Professor Stephen Boppart’s Biophotonics Imaging Lab, was awarded a prestigious scholarship from the ASAN Foundation in Korea.
National Institutes of Health provides $3 million grant to fund chemical neural development.
Jeff Moore, a professor of chemistry, discusses how many manufactured goods of the future will include vascular networks that make them more adaptable, functional, and longer-lasting.