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Beckman Institute spin-out develops transformative imaging device for ear infection diagnosis and treatment

Beckman Institute spin-out develops transformative imaging device for ear infection diagnosis and treatment

By Molly Zupan, Special Sections Editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

PhotoniCare, which developed at the University’s Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology,  was announced as the winner of the 2018 SPIE Startup Challenge on Jan. 31, in San Francisco, California. Ear infections affect 4 out of 5 children. PhotoniCare has created the first non-invasive meth...

University student develops handheld body composition tracker

University student develops handheld body composition tracker

By Arden Youn, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

It will soon be easier to track body mass at home, thanks to Douglass Lee, senior in business and co-founder of the company One Softdigm. They have developed a handheld device that can measure body composition. Their work was driven by current health issues and trends in the U.S. On average, 1 of 3 people ...

A look inside the engineering fraternities on campus

A look inside the engineering fraternities on campus

By Julie Kang, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018


Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

Going to one of the best engineering schools in the country can be a stressful and nerve-wracking experience. Luckily, being part of an engineering fraternity can help students find fellow engineers that have similar interests. Members can support each other's academic and social lives and get more o...

Researchers craft light pulses to control cells

Researchers craft light pulses to control cells

By Melissa Niemiec, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

Researchers at the University of Illinois have found a new way to image brain cells, observe how they communicate and control their function, all by using light. Future applications in this research could combat mood disorders, sleep abnormalities and obesity. In the Biophotonics Research Lab, researchers a...

With current consumption levels, temperatures predicted to rise across America

With current consumption levels, temperatures predicted to rise across America

By Zack Fishman, Contributing Writer

February 9, 2018


Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

The United States is on track for significantly warmer temperatures and more frequent heat waves that could threaten the health and livelihood of Americans everywhere, according to a new climate study from the University of Illinois. Led by Zach Zobel, graduate student in LAS, and professor Don Wuebbles of the...

Futuristic approach to cancer research is a game-changer

Futuristic approach to cancer research is a game-changer

By Molly Zupan, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

Cancer has repeatedly proven itself to be a tough opponent in the medical field and continues to stump researchers around the world. At the University, students and faculty have been working together to combat cancer reoccurrence with a drug-delivering nanoparticle that has the potential to revoluti...

New trading app looks to benefit international students

New trading app looks to benefit international students

By Yifan Gu, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

A team of four Chinese students studying computer science have designed an app called UmiUni, an online community for exchanging secondhand goods. They have achieved notable success, with over 1,500 users and a trading volume of over 2,600 goods. Beginnings in real life  The idea of creating a com...

Engineering without Borders works to impact the world

Engineering without Borders works to impact the world

By Yoav Margalit, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

A big part of college is learning about the problems that exist all around the world and trying to come up with solutions. Then comes the realization that the world is very big, and every problem is very complex. It is easy to become disheartened, to feel intimidated into inaction, but there are still...

3D printing for education

3D printing for education

November 30, 2017


Filed under Technograph, Technograph

Gearing up for competition

Gearing up for competition

November 30, 2017


Filed under Technograph, Technograph

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