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Collegiate Inventors Competition(R) Recognizes Top Student Inventors
Date:10/22/2008

can be inserted by a surgeon to keep the patient's intestines away from an abdominal surgery site.

Greg Schroll, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Advisor: Alexander Slocum)

Spherical Vehicle with Flywheel Momentum Storage for High Torque Capabilities - A spherical robot that uses a control moment gyroscope to store momentum for going up inclines and over obstacles.

Graduates

Curtis Chong, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (Advisor: Jun Liu)

Identification of the Antifungal Drug Itraconazole as an Antiangiogenic Agent Useful for Treating Cancer and Diabetic Retinopathy - Potential to treat cancer and common issues associated with diabetes with Itraconazole, a drug typically used to treat fungal infections.

Nathan Clack & Khalid Salaita, University of California at Berkeley (Advisor: Jay Groves)

Electrostatic Readout of Microarrays - Potential to detect DNA sequences and identify diseases and pathogens using a rapid test without need for high tech resources.

Heejin Lee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Advisor: Michael Cima)

Drug Delivery Device for Bladder Disorders - A device that can be inserted nonsurgically into the bladder via the urethra, releasing a controlled dosage of a drug into the bladder through osmosis.

Harvey Liu, University of Texas at Dallas (Advisor: Kenneth Balkus, Jr.)

Smart Textiles for the Preservation of Tissues and Organs - A bandage that releases nitric oxide - a gas that promotes vasodilation in blood vessels to keep them relaxed and flexible - in a controlled manner as it degrades.

Timothy Lu, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Advisor: J.J. Collins)

Combating Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria and Bacterial Biofilms with Engineered Bacteriophage and Synthetic Gene Sensors - An engineered bacteriophage - a virus that infects bacteria-that works in conjunction with antibiotics, making them much more effective.


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