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Partial synthesis of male contraceptive drugs and anticancer agents
Synthesis of Male Contraceptive Drugs and Anti-Cancer Agents (20-011) Background Natural products remain an important source of new drugs, new drug leads, and new chemical entities. The plant-based drug discovery is mainly involved in the development of anticancer agents. Herbs have a vital role in the prevention and treatment of cancer. Triptonide...
Published: 4/23/2020   |   Inventor(s):  
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Category(s): Chemical
Human-Safe Mosquitocidal Compound
BackgroundMosquitoes are considered one of the deadliest animals on Earth because of the devastating pathogens they carry. Due to high cost of development, vaccines and drug therapies are not available for the majority of mosquito-borne pathogens. Therefore, efforts to reduce disease transmission have traditionally focused on suppressing the mosquito...
Published: 12/16/2019   |   Inventor(s): Monika Gulia-Nuss, Andrew Nuss
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Category(s): Chemical
Compositions acting as (pro)renin receptor antagonists for the treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
BackgroundNon-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an umbrella term for a range of liver conditions where excess fat is stored in the liver, and affects people with little to no alcohol use. Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a potentially serious form of the disease that includes liver inflammation and potential scarring, cirrhosis, and liver...
Published: 12/10/2019   |   Inventor(s): Yumei Earley
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Category(s): Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Chemical
Nitrile hydration catalyzed by recyclable ruthenium complexes
BackgroundAmides are versatile and important synthetic intermediates used in the production of a variety of plastics, detergents, lubricants, and polymers. Traditional methods of hydrating nitriles to amides involve the use of strong bases or acids, enzymes, or heterogenous catalysts, but these traditional methods suffer from various drawbacks. Strong...
Published: 12/10/2019   |   Inventor(s): Brian Frost, Wei-Chih Lee
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Category(s): Chemical
Hydrocarbon Decarboxylase Enzyme
BackgroundHydrocarbons are compounds found everywhere in nature. The surface waxes of plants and insects contain very-long chain, non-isoprenoid hydrocarbons. Long-chain hydrocarbons of insects play central roles in waterproofing the insect cuticle and function extensively in chemical communication where relatively non-volatile chemicals are required....
Published: 12/10/2019   |   Inventor(s): Claus Tittiger, Gary Blomquist, Sharon Young, Jeffrey Harper, David Shintani
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Category(s): Chemical
Enhancing Kinetics of Biodiesel Production Using Morpholine
BackgroundWith the ever-growing environmental issues such as air pollution and climate change, there is increased research in the solution of minimizing the use of fossil fuels. Biofuels such as bioethanol and biodiesel have been chosen by governments to be the best possible substitutes. Because of the popularization of biofuels, there is a need for...
Published: 7/25/2018   |   Inventor(s): Dev Chidambaram, Dharshini Bala
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Category(s): Environment & Sustainability, Chemical, Physical Sciences
Multifunctional Nanocomposites
Background Solar energy is one of the sustainable and increasingly popular source of energy. Bismuth titanate (Bi12 TiO20 ) (BTO) is a material which demonstrates multifunctional properties and has many uses not limited to energy conversion, energy storage, and environment. With reference to solar energy, BTO has photovoltaic applications due to...
Published: 7/16/2018   |   Inventor(s): Vaidyanathan (ravi) Subramanian, Sankaran Murugesan, York Smith
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Category(s): Chemical, Energy & Renewables, Environment & Sustainability, Renewable Energy
Catalytic Conversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass to Alkyl Lactates with Solid Lewis Acids
BackgroundThe use of organic feedstocks such as cellulose, the most abundant biomass on Earth, for the production of value-added chemicals may contribute to a more sustainable economy and ecosystem. Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno have developed a method for producing organic compounds from an organic feedstock, such as cellulosic, lignocellulosic,...
Published: 7/5/2018   |   Inventor(s): Hongfei Lin, Lisha Yang, Xiaokun Yang
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Category(s): Environment & Sustainability, Chemical
Zwitterionic Amphiphile Coated Magnetofluorescent Nanoparticles
BackgroundMagnetofluorescent nanoparticles have come more and more into the spotlight recently for their many applications in biomedical detection and application of area-specific drugs. Most conventional nanoparticles are coated with anti-fouling polyethylene glycol (PEG) in order to achieve the required bio-availability and biocompatibility. However,...
Published: 6/26/2018   |   Inventor(s): Xiaoshan Zhu, Violeta Demillo
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Category(s): Chemical
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
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