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Hybrid molecule causes cancer cells to self-destruct

... Office, they have filed an application for a U.S. patent covering this class of compounds. ...

Cancer-killing invention also harvests stem cells

...c., a Rochester company that bought the University patent for King's technique in November 2005 to build the cancer-killing and stem cell-harvesting devices. The technique can be used in vivo, meaning a device is inserted in the body, or in vitro, in which case the device resides outside of the body ?eithe...

Is there a pilot in the insect?

...e researchers and CNRS have filed an international patent for the "fly automatic pilot". ...

New biofuels process promises to meet all US transportation needs

...from biomass," Agrawal said. Purdue has filed a patent for the concept. The approach is in the conceptual stages, and a plan for experimental research is in progress....

Researchers develop technique for bacteria crowd control

...rial samples, and separation sicken/live cells. A patent for the device is currently pending. "Using this method, our research succeeded in dramatically increasing the concentration of microorganisms in tiny fluid drops and films. Unlike traditional centrifuging techniques, the new approach allows selec...

No carrier necessary: This drug delivers itself

...nventional, surfactant-based delivery systems. A patent has been filed on this work. “In this case, the drug itself acts as its own carrier,?said Haridas Pudavar, Ph.D., UB research assistant professor of chemistry and a co-author. The nanocrystals present a major advantage over methods of delivery in...

Applied scientists create wrinkled 'skin' on polymers

...iences. The researchers have also filed for a U.S. patent covering the discovery. "This technique is a one-step process for creating wrinkled skins," explains Vaziri. "The method is more robust compared with traditional techniques. The patterns can be generated along desired paths by simply controlling t...

Engineering the heart piece by piece

...ap from the lab to the clinic, U-M is applying for patent protection on the Artificial Heart Laboratory’s developments and is actively looking for a corporate partner to help bring the technology to market. The U-M team’s bioreactor was developed Robert Dennis, Ph.D., formerly of the U-M College of Engi...

Immunization rates hit record high in poor countries

...imir Gouli and Jiancai Li, submitted a provisional patent for a new method of cheaply and effectively spreading the fungus, and other similar "biological controls," that might beat back the adelgid without having to use expensive, toxic pesticides. They call their approach a "whey-based fungal micro-factory...

Fungal factories may save hemlock forests

...imir Gouli and Jiancai Li, submitted a provisional patent for a new method of cheaply and effectively spreading the fungus, and other similar "biological controls," that might beat back the adelgid without having to use expensive, toxic pesticides. They call their approach a "whey-based fungal micro-factory...

Novel experiment documents evolution of genome in near-real time

... and Intellectual Property Services has filed U.S. patent applications related to the experimental evolution approach. The approach combines computer modeling techniques with evolutionary design processes to optimize bacteria to perform commercially important processes. Aside from its commercial potential,...

Increase in drug development for killer diseases is not enough

...uld increase if more incentives were created using patent rights and providing guarantees to purchase drugs for the poor as they are developed. The report (The New Landscape of Neglected Disease Drug Development) by Mary Moran and colleagues at the Pharmaceutical Research and Development Policy Group, The ...

'Protecting virus' offers instant flu protection and converts flu infections into their own vaccines

...virus. The Warwick research team has now filed a patent on the protecting virus and they are exploring ways of taking 'protecting virus' through human clinical trials and testing on birds. The University has established a company ?ViraBiotech ?to help advance those aims. This may involve venture capital ...

The power of one: A simpler, cheaper method for cell fusion

...ing for Lu's research, and Lu has submitted a U.S. patent application based on the technique. He plans to continue to his work on the technology at some point in the future....

'Failed' experiment yields a biocontrol agent that doesn't trigger antibiotic resistance

..., which are currently planned for 2007 or 2008. A patent for his discovery has just been issued. "We see a broad application for this work," he explains. "We can build things that don't exist in nature. It's a versatile concept that doesn't apply to just one antimicrobial agent." Filutowicz and Burge...

Researchers create mouse lacking key inflammation gene

...factor in 1999. Researchers, who have applied to patent the mouse, are now working on whether other molecules work in synergy with LITAF. ...

A new approach to growing heart muscle

...e progress toward those goals. U-M is applying for patent protection on the development and is actively looking for a corporate partner to help bring the technology to market. Ravi K. Birla, Ph.D., of the Artificial Heart Laboratory in U-M's Section of Cardiac Surgery and the U-M Cardiovascular Center, l...

A new target for painkillers

...usly unknown route to pain relief. McIntosh says a patent is pending on this new mechanism. One form of severe nerve pain is known as sciatica, and occurs when a herniated disk in the lower back causes pain to one or both sciatic nerves, which extend from the lower back to the hips, buttocks and back of ...

Electric jolt triggers release of biomolecules, nanoparticles

... on their technique in the journal Nano Letters. A patent on the process is pending, and licensing inquiries are being handled by the Johns Hopkins Technology Transfer staff. ...

U of S Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization team discovers key step in flu virus replication

...r influenza epidemics and pandemics. A provisional patent has been filed on the findings. "Given the health, economic and social consequences of influenza epidemics, the work of Dr. Zhou and her team demonstrates the importance of building influenza research capacity in Canada," said Dr. Bhagirath Singh,...

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