Human Systems

Latest Innovations

In vivo Thickness Mapping of the Tympanic Membrane

 

 

Dr. Stephen Boppart from has developed a new method of mapping the thickness of the tympanic membrane. This method uses LCI and video otoscopy data to...

Nanoporous Organic Semiconductor Thin Films Fabrication

 

 

Dr. Ying Diao has identified a new nanoporous thin film fabrication method using simple solution processing methods applicable...

Process for Making Modular Bioactuators

 

 

Dr. Rashid Bashir has developed a process for manufacturing modular bioactuators. The process utilizes stereolithographic 3D printing to create injection...

Machine Learning-Based Screening Tool for Discovery and Design of Membrane-Active Peptides

 

 

Dr. Ferguson, in collaboration with colleagues from UCLA, has invented a machine-learning based tool to screen peptides for membrane activity. The tool...

Method for Short Run-Time Spatial Gene Analysis

Dr. Rashid Bashir has developed a novel method for spatial gene analysis that removes the need for purification and homogenizing steps typical in RNA amplification...

pH Activated Antimicrobial Peptides for Treatment of H pylori Infection

Dr. JJ Cheng from the University of IL has developed a helix/random confirmation switchable antimicrobial polypeptides (HRS-AMPs) that are pH sensitive and can kill...

Assay for Quantifying Polyphosphate in Plasma

Dr. Morrissey from the University of IL has developed a novel assay for quantifying polyP levels in patient plasma. This assay allows for polyP quantitation to be...

New Drug to Reverse Alzheimer’s Disease

 

Dr. Moore has developed a new drug that could reverse the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. The drug breaks up amyloid fibrils, which are believed to be the root cause...

Point of Care Ocular Globe Injury Diagnostic Device

Dr. Pan from the University of IL has developed a point of care device that can detect a penetrating ocular globe injury. Unlike current point of care diagnostic tests for...

PathTracker

Drs. Cunningham and Bashir have developed a novel point of care diagnostic device capable of detecting pathogen infection from a single drop of blood. A blood sample is...

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