Neurological

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Distributed Feedback Laser Biosensor

 

A biosensor based upon a vertically emitting, distributed feedback (DFB) laser. The DFB laser comprises a replica-molded, one- or two-dimensional dielectric...

Integrated Portable Pneumatically Powered Ankle-Foot Orthosis

 

Below the knee muscle weakness, defined by weak dorsiflexor (shin) or plantarflexor (calf) muscle groups, can result from a variety of physical impairments or...

A Novel Treatment for Fragile X Synaptic and Cognitive Deficits

Fragile X syndrome (FX) is the most common form of inherited intellectual disability and occurs in roughly 1:3,600 males and 1:8,000 females. Physical features associated...

Therapeutic Cargo Delivery System for Treatment of Botulism Paralysis

 

Dr. Brenda Wilson has developed an anti-toxin that can be used for treatment of botulism. The botulinum toxin causes dangerous paralysis of motor neurons that can...

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....

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...

Quantum Dots with Thin Coatings that Allow for Efficient Bioconjugation

Dr. Andrew Smith from the University of Illinois has developed new quantum dots with a multidentate polymer coating that minimizes size while maintaining stability and...

Intracell Labeling of Live Cells

Dr. Paul Selvin from the University of IL has developed a method for quickly labeling live cells with a series of dyes specific to components of living cells.

Algorithm Modified Deoxynybomycin for the Treatment of Gram-Negative Bacteria

Dr. Hergenrother from the University of IL has developed a novel antibiotic that is effective against certain antibiotic-resistant gram-negative bacteria. His powerful...

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