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[Illinois] Computational Design and Analysis of Biomechanical Systems
05 Mar 2014 | Contributor(s):: Dan Perlitz
There have been a large number of recent advancements in the design and manufacturing of biological machines commonly called "bio-bots." These machines, powered by cells, could be used for in vivo drug delivery or sensing of a biological toxin. Researchers can also use these...
[Illinois] Intravoxel Incoherent Motion (IVIM) for Quantification of Microcirculatory Flow
05 Mar 2014 | Contributor(s):: Alex Cerjanic
Diffusion weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging (DW-MRI) is an increasingly popular tool used to probe the microscopic structure of materials and biological tissues. Most studies employing DW-MRI rely on the passive diffusion of water molecules to interrogate the structure of the object or tissue...
[Illinois] Combining 3D Cell Culture Models and Chemical Imaginging
27 Feb 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Sarah Holton
Full Title: Combining 3D Cell Culture Models and Chemical Imaging for Understanding Fibroblast-Epithelial Interactions During Early Breast Cancel ProgressionCarcinomas, including skin, breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancers, comprise the most common types of cancer in the United States....
[Illinois] The Role of ORCA in Chromatic Organization and DNA Replication
27 Feb 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Sumanprava Giri
[Illinois] Using Resonant Mass Sensors to Characterize Single Cell Adhesion
27 Feb 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Katrina Keller
[Illinois] Designer Plasmonic Materials for Mid-Infrared Devices
18 Feb 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Stephanie Law
The fields of plasmonics and metamaterials have seen significant growth in recent years, due to the interest in creating novel photonic devices as well as exploring the physics behind light-matter interaction at the nanoscale. Much of this work has been done in the visible spectral range with...
[Illinois] Microreactors and Click Chemistry for Synthesis of Molecular Imaging Probes
04 Feb 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Joseph Whittenberg
Gold nanorods are being studied within biological systems for applications such as drug delivery, imaging, Molecular imaging probes play a pivotal role in detecting and staging cancer, and enable physicians to effectively plan treatments for cancer...
[Illinois] NanoSTRuCT K-12: Nanoscale Science and Technology Resources for Community Teaching in K-12
27 Jan 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Alexander Cerjanic, Brittany Renee Weida
NanoSTRuCT is a student-organized project to develop and refine activities for bringing nanoscale science to community classrooms. As a student-led project, students and trainees have begun to lay the foundation for an ongoing and sustainable project including planning, resource development, and...
[Illinois] MCB 529 BRH Reproductive Rhythms
07 Jan 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Megan Mahoney, Martha U. Gillette
[Illinois] MCB 529 BRH Circadian Control of Liver Function
30 Dec 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Shelley Tischkau, Martha U. Gillette
[Illinois] Graphene Synthesis from Biochar using Wet Chemical Treatment Process
17 Dec 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Sriraam Chandrasekaran
Biochar is a major by-product from pyrolysis and gasification of biomass. Biochar finds potential applications in soil amendment, carbon sequestration, super capacitors, adsorbents, etc. However, its applicability is limited by its properties such as low carbon content, low porosity, and surface...
[Illinois] Computational Microscopy for Health and Technology
17 Dec 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Klaus Schulten
It is today becoming possible to view and study biological systems on the cellular scale using computational methods, offering insights into new solutions to mankind's health and energy needs. Engineers and scientists at our NIH Center for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics have worked...
[Illinois] The Spectacular Nano-Structured Attachment of Tendon to Bone and Our Appalling Attempts to Reconstitute It
17 Dec 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Guy Genin
Joining mechanically dissimilar materials is a challenge throughout engineering, with spectacular and often devastating failures. This challenge also underlies one of the worst procedures in all of medical practice, the surgical reattachment of tendon to bone. The body presents a highly...
[Illinois] Metal and Semiconductor Nanoparticles Supported on Graphene for Energy Conversion and Heterogeneous Catalysis
17 Dec 2013 | | Contributor(s):: M. Samy El Shall
Graphene has attracted great interest for a fundamental understanding of its unique structural and electronic properties and also for important potential applications in nanoelectronics and devices. The combination of highest mobility, thermal, chemical, and mechanical stability with the high...
[Illinois] B3SI 2012: Closing Session
17 Dec 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Rashid Bashir, Lizzanne DeStefano, Hsiang-Yu Angie Wang, Hao-Ming Hsiao, Jimmy K. Hsia, Laura Arriola Miller
Deeper understandings of biological systems and advances in nanotechnology have provided new opportunities to make significant progress in mechanobiology, biosensing and dynamic control of engineered systems, with wide range of applications such as cancer research. In order to take advantage of...
[Illinois] Microcapsules for Luminescent Tracking and Controlled Drug Delivery
16 Dec 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Yulia Maximenko
Polyelectrolyte microcapsules are formed on porous calcium carbonate templates that are impregnated and coated with 2.9 nanometer luminescent silicon nanoparticles. The complexes are characterized in suspension as well as in thin films using fluorescence microscopy, optical microscopy, and x-ray...
[Illinois] MCB 493 Lecture 13: Predictor-Corrector Models and Probabilistic Inference
30 Oct 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Thomas J. Anastasio
[Illinois] MCB 493 Lecture 10: Time Series Learning and Nonlinear Signal Processing
[Illinois] MCB 493 Lecture 1: Vectors, Matrices, and Basic Neural Computations
Using mathematical and computational methods to simulate many aspects of neural systems function.
[Illinois] MCB 493 Lecture 3: Forward and Recurrent Lateral Inhibition
Networks with forward and recurrent laterally inhibitory connectivity profiles can shape signals in space and time, and simulate certain forms of sensory and motor processing.