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Model-Based Spectral Library for Bacterial Identification
BackgroundIt is essential to develop more efficient diagnostic methods to mitigate the spread infectious diseases. Current methods of bacterial identification use matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) which is protein based mass spectra that cannot differentiate closely related bacterial species....
Published: 12/16/2019   |   Inventor(s):  
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Category(s): Life Sciences, Software, Information & Communication Technologies
Application to Control Shiga-toxin producing E. Coli O 157:H7, O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, and O145.
BackgroundBacterial resistance has developed towards antibiotics and chemical sanitizers due to their mass applications in food. Research is beginning to show that bacteria such as E. coli and Salmonella have both become resistant to lactic and peroxyacetic acid solutions, commonly used antimicrobial intervention in meat harvesting and processing plants....
Published: 12/16/2019   |   Inventor(s):  
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Category(s): Food & Drink, Life Sciences
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 irreversible...
Published: 10/2/2018   |   Inventor(s):  
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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 and...
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 highamount...
Published: 4/3/2018   |   Inventor(s): John Cushman, Sung Lim
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Category(s): Life 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 applications....
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 pesticides...
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 organometallic...
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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