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CompGen Initiative linking disease traits through ancestral trees

May 7, 2016
Filed under Special Sections, Technograph, Technograph, Uncategorized

Traits are common aspects of our identities that we often use to differentiate ourselves from one another. Whether it is eye or hair color, each trait is passed down to an individual. The question of how the origin of a trait is tracked is under examination at the Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) labs.... Read more »

Graduate students developed biological robots that can be controlled by light

Lily Mashayek
April 11, 2016
Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

Graduate students at the University have developed biological machines that can be controlled simply by using light. The body of the six to eighteen millimeter robot is made from skeletal muscle, protein and a biocompatible polymer. The bio bot contracts and relaxes, allowing the robot to move. ... Read more »

Researchers developing an automatic speech recognition software for under-resourced languages

Emily Scott
April 10, 2016
Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

  Preethi Jyothi thinks that in 50 years, the term “under-resourced language” should not exist. To help make that happen, Jyothi, a postdoctoral fellow at Beckman Institute, and her colleague Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, faculty member of the artificial intelligence group at Beckman Institute, s... Read more »

Finding viable cooking solutions for energy-impoverished areas

Nastaran Shishegar
November 17, 2015
Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

By Nastaran Shishegar Technograph writer A group of researchers at the Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment (iSEE) at the University are working to develop a revolutionary way to prepare food: through the use of a solar-powered stove, which would harness solar thermal energy and release i... Read more »