Human Systems

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Self-Assembled Nanometer Scale Lipid Bilayers for Drug Discovery and Therapeutic Delivery

 

One of the most challenging problems in biochemical science are studies that involve membranes, including small molecules and proteins which are associated with...

Three-Dimensional Nonlinear Interferometric Vibrational Imaging of Molecules

Nonlinear Interferometric Vibrational Imaging (NIVI) NIVI offers unmatched capabilities in biomedical imaging by performing non-invasive three-dimensional molecular...

Peptide Based Inhibitor of Calcium Current

 

This technology is a short fragment of a naturally occurring peptide that can be used to regulate the density of calcium current in mammalian cells. Modulation of...

A More Stable and Efficient Retroviral Gene Delivery Vector

 

This technology is a viral vector based on the murine leukemia virus (MLV), which has been favored for clinical gene therapy due to its preferential infectivity of...

Near Ultraviolet-Wavelength Photonic-Crystal Biosensor with Enhanced Surface-to-Bulk Sensitivity Ratio

 

Biosensors based on one- or two-dimensional photonic-crystal reflectance filters operating at near-ultraviolet wavelengths. The biosensors feature a tightly...

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...

Compounds That Selectively Induce Cancerous Cell Death in the G1 Phase of the Cell Cycle

 

Malignant melanoma is a cancer that is refractory to current chemotherapeutic treatments. The average survival time for patients is 6 months. This coupled with 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...

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