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Therapeutic Scheme for Human Basigin

 

Cancer researchers are focusing their efforts on identifying central pathways that trigger or enhance the invasiveness of tumor cells. One such target is EMMPRIN (...

A Non-Invasive Blood Viscosity Measurement through Pulse Oximetry

 

A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a sensor having a pulse oximeter sensor to measure an oxygen saturation...

Ultrasonic Biopsy Needle Shear Wave Imaging

 

An apparatus and method for estimating and imaging mechanical properties of biological tissues. The apparatus includes one or two ultrasound emitting devices (...

Creating Super-Resolution Images using Standard Photobleaching and Blinking Movies

 

Current super-resolution microscopy techniques require special laser setups and fluorescent molecules (such as PALM and STORM) that allow the fluorophores to be...

Novel Use for Personal Glucose Meters

 

University of Illinois researchers have identified a new use for hand-held glucose meters to detect a variety of new disorders. By measuring the concentration of a...

Miniaturized Walking Biological Machines

 

Dr. Bashir has developed a walking biological machine. This "bio-bot" can move spontaneously, and may be useful for sensing, information processing, transport,...

New Way to Detect DNA Changes

 

Researchers from the University of Illinois have identified a new, cheaper and easier way to detect methylation (alterations) of DNA. By measuring the methylation...

Engineered Reprogramming of Somatic Cells

 

Dr. Kris Kilian has designed specific micropatterned surfaces as a substrate for somatic cell reprogramming. Geometric cues facilitate the reprogramming of somatic...

Improved Wafer for Raman Spectroscopy

 

Researchers from the University of Illinois have developed a nanostructure and a method of creating that nanostructure for use in Raman Spectroscopy. The wafer is...

Bi-Functional Colorimetry and Surfance-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Sensor

 

Researchers from the University of Illinois have developed a platform capable of both colorimetry and Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) analysis. The...

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