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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

In Vivo Bioorthogonal Click Chemistry for Aβ Fibrils Detection in the Brain

Amyloid β plaque deposits are the main indicator of Alzheimer’s disease; however, diagnosis is currently based on late-stage symptoms. Thus, there is a need to detect Aβ...

Project Multiband, Multishot Magnetic Resonance Elastography Pulse Sequence

 

 

This is an imaging technique designed for estimating the stiffness of tissues non-invasively. This technology can be used to understand a wide array of...

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...

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