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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...

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...

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...

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...

Method and Apparatus for Optical Imaging of Magnetic Particles

 

A spectral-domain magnetomotive optical coherence tomography apparatus, includes (a) a spectral-domain optical coherence tomography device, and (b) a magnet. The...

Group Refractive Index Reconstruction with Broadband Interferometric Confocal Microscopy

 

A system and method for microscale measurement and imaging of the group refractive index of a sample. The method utilizes a broadband confocal high-numerical...

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