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Highly Accelerated Image Reconstruction in Medical Imaging

 

Researchers from the University of Illinois have developed a state of the art method that can reconstruct images in better quality, in less time, with fewer scans...

System and Method for Designing Multi-Channel RF Pulses for MR Imaging

 

A system and method for designing RF pulses for multi-channel and/or multi-dimensional spatially-selective applications using a linear approximation. Embodiments...

New Drugs for Malarial and Bacterial Infections

 

New anti-infectives are required now more than ever as resistance to existing drugs increases in prevalence. Enzymes unique to bacteria or parasites are potential...

Genes for the Biosynthesis of Plantazolicin, a Molecule Effective in Killing Bacillus Anthracis

 

Anthrax disease, caused the by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis, is a major bioterrorism threat. Currently, B. anthracis infections are treated with various broad-...

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...

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,...

Complex and Diverse Compounds from Abietic Acid

 

Dr. Paul Hergenrother from the University of Illinois has created a diverse compound screening library from the synthetic scaffold abietic acid.

Abietic acid...

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...

Higher Performance Proteases for Scarless Tag Removal

 

Dr. van der Donk from the University of Illinois has characterized expression vectors and a family of proteases that are useful in removing affinity tags after...

Lantibiotic Screening Technique

 

Dr. van der Donk has developed a screening system for identifying novel antibiotics. The system uses phage display and has been optimized for lantibiotic natural...

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