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Supramolecular Assembly for Non-Viral Gene Delivery

 

Gene therapy is an approach for human disease treatment. This is done by inserting nucleic acids into cells to produce proteins, fix or replace damaged genes, and...

A DNA-Based Diagnostic Test for the Identification of Individuals having the Mutation causing the Ectodermal Dysplasia (ED) Genetic Defect in Sheep

 

Researchers from the University of Illinois have identified a new inhibitor of the androgen receptor (AR), CPIC, that would be effective in the treatment of...

Biosynthesis of Lantibiotics: In vitro semi-synthetic production methods for generation of industrial antibiotic, Lacticin 481

 

This invention allows the engineering of semi-synthetic lantibiotics to a much larger extent than using typically practiced in vivo methods. The method is the...

Ionizable Isotopic Labeling Reagents for Relative Quantification

 

Liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS) is increasingly being used for metabolic analysis due in part to its widespread availability and compatibility with...

DNA Sequencing Systems Using Nanoscale Field Effect Sensor Arrays

 

This invention is a novel approach to performing DNA sequencing-by-synthesis methodology that is anticipated to make DNA sequencing routine, highly accurate and...

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 3D Gels for Cell Culture and Therapy

 

Researchers from the University of Illinois have created a new porus 3D gel. This gel can be prepared with a variety of natural or synthetic polymers and can also...

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...

CRISPR-AID

Dr. Zhao from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed a novel method for combinatorial genome...

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