March 22, 2021

New cutting-edge MRI technology offers Carle Illinois students rare research, learning opportunities

  • By Beth Hart

The most powerful MRI device of its kind approved for patient use is now operational at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, offering Carle Illinois College of Medicine students unique opportunities to contribute to cutting-edge research, aimed at advancing biomedical knowledge and improving patient care. Carle is one of only a few hospitals in the country and the first in Illinois to acquire a Siemens Healthineers MAGNETOM Terra 7 Tesla (7T) MRI scanner for both clinical […]

March 12, 2021

New technique brings the study of molecular configuration into the microscopic domain

  • By Beth Hart

Researchers at the Beckman Institute have developed a new variation of an infrared microscope with analytical capabilities, allowing researchers to image biological samples at the microscopic level more quickly and accurately. The new instrument is based on the discrete frequency infrared spectroscopic imaging technique developed by researchers at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The novel measurement technique is effective for probing the chemical conformations of biomolecules. “This […]

February 25, 2021

New X-ray imaging facility opened at Beckman Institute

  • By Beckman Institute

A cross-campus collaboration has created a new 3D X-ray phase-contrast imaging laboratory that will allow researchers to overcome some limitations of conventional X-ray imaging and enable core research for the life and material science communities. The collaboration between the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology and The Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has created the Computational X-ray Imaging Science Laboratory, which is located in the Beckman Institute. Mark Anastasio, […]

February 15, 2021

Prof. Rohit Bhargava named OSA 2021 Ellis R. Lippincott Award recipient

  • By Carle Illinois College of Medicine

Rohit Bhargava, Carle Illinois College of Medicine professor and Founder Professor in Bioengineering, was selected as the 2021 recipient of The Optical Society (OSA) Ellis R. Lippincott Award. Co-presented by the OSA, the Coblentz Society and the Society for Applied Spectroscopy (SAS), this award recognizes significant innovations in the field of vibrational spectroscopy. Bhargava is honored for his contributions to the fundamental physics and instrument engineering of mid-IR microscopy and its applications to medical imaging. […]

December 11, 2020

Computational method provides faster high-resolution mass spectrometry imaging

  • By Doris Dahl, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

A new computational mass spectrometry imaging method enables researchers to achieve high mass resolution and high spatial resolution for biological samples while providing data sets exponentially faster. Researchers at Carle Illinois College of Medicine and Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology  have developed a subspace mass spectrometry imaging approach that accelerates the speed of data acquisition — without sacrificing the quality — by designing a model-based reconstruction strategy. The technique, which was developed using animal […]