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AUGUST 20, 2013

Volume 1, Issue 1

 

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DNA discovery

Biobots

Google Glass Explorer

BMES travel grant

Best Poster at ASEE

Engineering "First Week"

 

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DNA discovery appears in Nature Communications

Illustration of DNA protein behavior from work conducted at the University of Illinois.DNA undergoes frequent damage, and that damage requires a timely repair process to maintain genomic integrity. Using two yeast proteins -- Rad51 and Srs2 -- Sua Myong's team investigated the molecular steps involved in the DNA repair process. The team's results, published in the Aug. 16, 2013, issue of Nature Communications, show that Rad51 protein wraps around damaged DNA by forming a filament in a directional manner and Srs2 combats this activity by scrunching the DNA in a repetitive manner. The  details gained from this study could be used in drug development for cancers that arise from or result in DNA repair defects. READ THE NATURE COMMUNICATIONS ARTICLE ...

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Biobots featured online and in today's print edition of New York Times

Photo of biobot created at the University of Illinois.Rashid Bashir's research team is gaining a lot of interest for its nanotechnology work with 3D-printed biobots composed of hydrogel and rat cardiac cells. The latest publication to pick up the story is the New York Times. See Henry Fountain's article in the Aug. 18 issue of the newspaper online and in the Aug. 20 print edition. READ THE NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE ...

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Bioengineering's Monroy experiments with Google Glass; plans to put it in the hands of physicians

Photo of Guillermo Monroy.Guillermo Monroy, graduate student in Bioengineering, recently began experimenting with the new Google Glass technology as a Google Glass Explorer. Monroy plans to connect several of his research team's medical imaging systems with Glass as a heads-up display. One project his team is working on is a system that would allow physicians to use voice commands with Glass to control it, collect data on a patient, and display the data directly on the Glass so the physician doesn't have to look away during an exam. READ MORE ABOUT MONROY AS GOOGLE GLASS EXPLORER ...

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Montiel, Bioengineering postdoctoral fellow, earns BMES travel grant award

Lee Montiel, a postdoctoral researcher in Princess Imoukhuede's lab, has been selected to receive the 2013 BMES Innovation and Career Development Travel Award. The award recognizes graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and early career faculty and professionals from underrepresented and underserved populations in biomedical engineering. BMES recently established the award to support its commitment "to inclusive excellence in building pathways to biomedical engineering careers and developing a diverse, technically and globally competent biomedical workforce."

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Bioengineering education team wins Best Poster award in Atlanta

The American Society for Engineering Education awarded an Illinois team co-Best Poster at the recent ASEE conference. The Illinois team, who shared the award with a team from the Milwaukee School of Engineering, included Bioengineering faculty members Brad Sutton, Jenny Amos, Jen Bailey and Manuel Alejandro Ramirez Garcia, an Illinois Bioengineering graduate and post-baccalaureate researcher in Dr. Sutton's lab during Summer 2013. The poster is titled, "Works in Progress: Development of Integrated Computer Simulations and Laboratory Exercises for Teaching Human Physiology."

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Students, faculty, and staff -- share your 'first week' stories with us!

ASEE logo.Join the College of Engineering’s social media connections during the first week of school by including the hashtag #ILEngFirst on your tweets and posts. Prizes will be awarded daily for the top quotes and photos that use the hashtag. Check out the winners at the Engineering at Illinois Facebook page.

College of Engineering FB: www.facebook.com/EngineeringAtIL
College of Engineering on Twitter: @EngineeringAtIL
Bioengineering FB: go.bioengineering.illinois.edu/fb
Bioengineering on Twitter: @BIOENGatIL
#ILEngFirst

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