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Microfluidic Device for the Preparation of Highly Viscous, Non-Newtonian Mixtures with Application to In-Meso Membrane Protein Crystallization

Devices for mixing of significantly different fluids: Applications in protein crystallization. 

A microfluidic device for preparing a mixture, has...

Multi-Functional Plasmon-Resonant Contrast Agents for Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

 

This portfolio of optical contrast agents and molecular detection technologies were developed to enhance the ability of optical coherence tomography (OCT) to non-...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Compounds for the Treatment of Fluoquinolone resistant infections

 

Researchers from the University of Illinois have synthesized a variety of compounds with strong activity toward fluoroquinolone resistant bacteria. These compounds...

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...

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...

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