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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
Engineered Tissue Succulence in Plants
Background: This is a novel technology to increase tissue succulence in plants using genetic engineering. Tissue succulence is an important plant trait that improves the drought attenuation of plants, improves salinity tolerance, and optimizes the performance of crassulacean acid metabolism. In an age with pressing need to increase food production ...
Published: 6/26/2018   |   Inventor(s): John Cushman, Sung Lim
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Category(s): Life Sciences
Engineering Crassulacean Acid Metabolism to Improve Water-Use Efficiency
Background:This is a novel method for genetic engineering of Crassulacean Acid Metabolism (CAM) in plants. CAM isa specialized form of photosynthesis that reduces relative crop water demand five-to-six fold compared with non-CAMplant species. This adaptation saves water by shifting atmospheric CO2 uptake from the day, when the plant loses a highamo...
Published: 4/3/2018   |   Inventor(s): John Cushman, Sung Lim
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Category(s): Life Sciences
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
Redox switches for chemical detection, extraction, purification, catalysis, and data and energy storage
University of Nevada, Reno researchers Dr. Masahiro Muraoka, Dr. Stephen L. Gillett (Mackay School of Mines), and Dr. Thomas W. Bell (Department of Chemistry) have developed a redox-switchable material technology comprised of a redox-active material connected by adsorption and/or chemical bonding to a semiconductor. Technology Summary Redox-switcha...
Published: 9/23/2014   |   Inventor(s): Stephen Gillett, Thomas Bell, Masahiro Muraoka
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Category(s): Chemical, Electronics, Sensors & Photonics, Energy & Renewables, Environment & Sustainability, Life Sciences, Materials, Physical Sciences
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
Non-toxic, Low Cost Nitrogen Fixation by Titanium Dioxide
Dr. Glenn Miller, within the University of Nevada, Reno Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science (NRES) focuses on the transport and transformation of organic and inorganic compounds. Dr. Miller’s lab has a long-term interest in the environmental photochemistry of organic compounds, and recently is focusing on the photolysis of pes...
Published: 7/9/2013   |   Inventor(s): Glenn Miller, Ahmed AL-Taani
Keywords(s): Renewable Energy
Category(s): Environment & Sustainability, Chemical, Life Sciences, Food & Drink, Energy & Renewables
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
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