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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...

Therapeutic Agents for Treatment of Myotonic Dystrophy

 

Dr. Zimmerman's lab has developed a series of bioactive compounds for the treatment of myotonic dystrophy. The compounds disrupt the MBNL-(CUG) foci in vivo and...

Glyburide as a Treatment for Anxiety

 

Dr. Freund is developing a method of treating anxiety with the diabetes drug, glyburide. By exploring the effects of anxiogenics like adenosine on the brain, Dr....

Improved Magnetic Resonance Elastography

 

Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed sequences that control the process of magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) data acquisition.

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New Synthetic Tumor Microenvironments

 

Researchers from the University of Illinois have developed a new synthetic tissue microenvironment that may give cancer researchers the next-best look at tumor...

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...

Ionic Helical Polypeptides - Non-Viral Gene Delivery with Improved Transfection Efficiency

 

Tremendous potential exists for helical polypeptides that are water soluble (ionic) and remain stable at physiological conditions,...

Antimicrobial Polypeptides (AMPs)

 

Potent cationic, helical homo-polypeptide antimicrobials with radial amphiphilicity demonstrate stable α-helical confirmation, a hydrophobic helical core, a...

Bioresorbable Silicon Electronics for Neural Sensing

Dr. John Rogers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed bioresorbable silicon electronics that can be used for real-time sensing of neural...

An Artificial Forearm Joint for Spasticity and Rigidity Simulation

Dr. Hsiao-Wecksler from UIUC has developed passive hydraulic forearm simulator with an artificial joint. This device is designed to replicate different degrees of...

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