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Administration of Nootropic Agents for Enhancing Neuroprotective Signaling in Parkinson’s Disease
BackgroundParkinson’s Disease (PD) is a chronic, neurodegenerative disease, caused by the progressive loss of midbrain dopamine neurons in the substantia nigra, which sends axons to the striatum. Approximately 1% of Americans are afflicted with PD, which give rise to more than $14 billion in medical-related costs each year. Symptoms include i...
Published: 10/2/2018   |   Inventor(s): Raul Dagda, Ruben Dagda
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Category(s): Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Life Sciences
Use of in vivo Microbial Antigen Detection (InMAD) with human biological fluids for detection of circulating antigens
BackgroundDiagnosis of an infection in a timely manner is essential for proper therapeutic administration and more effective treatments, especially for diseases with non-specific early symptoms. Acute infections are typically diagnosed by identifying microbial antigens directly from patient samples. However, microbes do not replicate to high levels...
Published: 8/16/2018   |   Inventor(s): David AuCoin, Thomas Kozel, Claire Smalley
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Category(s): Biotechnology, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Life Sciences
Development of Melioidosis Subunit Vaccines
Background:Burkholderia psuedomallei , the etiologic agent of melioidosis, causes severe disease in both humans and animals. Melioidosis is an emerging bacterial infectious disease that is being increasingly recognized in tropical regions around the world. Diagnosis and treatment of melioidosis can be challenging and no commercial vaccines currentl...
Published: 6/29/2018   |   Inventor(s): Paul Brett, Mary Burtnick
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Category(s): Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
Superadiabatic Radiant Burner (SRB)
Background: With the ever-growing issues of energy security and climate change, the porous burner is a solution to these problems, because of its high-efficiency and low-emission combustion. Porous burners are an upcoming technology using internal heat recirculation which allows for the usage of alternative and renewable fuels. With the popularizat...
Published: 4/2/2018   |   Inventor(s): Chanwoo Park, Massoud Kaviany
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Category(s): Engineering & Manufacturing, Electronics, Sensors & Photonics, Food & Drink, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Environment & Sustainability
Bone Fixation Device and Tension-Wire Method
Background: This is a bone fixation device using new technology in order to help the healing of mandible fractures. The tension-wire method (TWM) is a method by which unstable mandible fractures can be reduced and fixated without the use of metal plates. Previous methods of fixation of bones, such as surgery and intermaxillary fixation, prove to be...
Published: 4/2/2018   |   Inventor(s): Robert Wang, Mohamed Trabia
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Category(s): Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
Bioceramic Coated Implants
Background: Medical implants are vital in many lives because they replace missing body parts and the functions that come along with them. To avoid rejection by the host, the implants must be composed or coated in bioceramic materials. Many of the current methods to achieve this have several disadvantages, such as, micro-cracks, phase changes due t...
Published: 3/30/2018   |   Inventor(s): Krishnan Raja, Shantanu Namjoshi, Manoranjan Misra, Kamrakali Paramguru, Archana Kar
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Category(s): Engineering & Manufacturing, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Materials, Life Sciences, Nanotechnology
A method of controlling their self-assembly and three families of lyotropic chromonic liquid crystals with broad application
The most familiar liquid crystals (LC) are found in the electronic display of mobile devices and computers. LC’s are both a material and a state of matter. This opportunity is protected by 4 issued patents. 3 patents protect 3 families of lyotropic chromonic liquid crystals (LCLC) which have their own individual characteristics and applicatio...
Published: 7/18/2014   |   Inventor(s): Travis Carson, Sean Casey, Isaac Iverson, Wonewoo Seo, SuK-Wah TaM-Chang
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Category(s): Chemical, Construction & Built Environment, Electronics, Sensors & Photonics, Energy & Renewables, Engineering & Manufacturing, Environment & Sustainability, Food & Drink, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Life Sciences, Materials, Renewable Energy, Aerospace, Aviation & Transport
Low Cost, Efficient Dual Signal Amplification for Bioassays
The Integrated Bio-Analytical Systems Laboratory (IBASL), led by Dr. Xiaoshan Zhu, within the University of Nevada, Reno Engineering Department focuses on multi-modality bioimaging and signal amplification for biosensing. Dr. Xiaoshan Zhu has developed a dual signal amplification technique for bioassays using Zinc Sulfide nanoparticles. Technology ...
Published: 7/12/2013   |   Inventor(s): Xiaoshan Zhu, Chad Cowles
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Category(s): Environment & Sustainability, Electronics, Sensors & Photonics, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Life Sciences
Two-Dimensional Membrane and Polymers
The King Research Group, led by Benjamin King, at the University of Nevada, Reno Chemistry Department is interested in the chemistry of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHS), liquid crystals, and advanced polymers. The group takes a physical organic approach involving methods from synthetic, mechanistic, computation, theoretical, polymer, and org...
Published: 6/27/2013   |   Inventor(s): Benjamin King, A. Dieter Schluter, Junji Sakamoto
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Category(s): Environment & Sustainability, Chemical, Electronics, Sensors & Photonics, Energy & Renewables, Engineering & Manufacturing, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Information & Communication Technologies, Life Sciences, Materials, Nanotechnology, Aerospace, Aviation & Transport
Two-Axis High-Speed Beam-Steering Mirror Design
University of Nevada, Reno researchers Nelson Publicover and John Sutko in the Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Pharmacology, respectively, conduct research in the biomedical and medical fields. Their novel design relates to a light-beam steering device whose support platform can be simultaneously rotated in...
Published: 1/22/2013   |   Inventor(s): John Sutko, Nelson Publicover
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Category(s): Environment & Sustainability, Electronics, Sensors & Photonics, Engineering & Manufacturing, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Information & Communication Technologies, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Aerospace, Aviation & Transport
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