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Enhanced Isothermal Nucleic Acid Amplification Reaction Systems using Magnetic Ionic Liquids
Summary: Iowa State University researchers have developed a method for rapid detection of pathogens.Description: Isothermal nucleic acid amplification (INAA) is an alternative method to standard amplification methods, such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR), for the rapid detection of nucleic acids from pathogens. INAA is highly sensitive, has high...
Published: 4/11/2019
Category(s): Life Sciences, Healthcare, Engineering & Physical Sciences
Highly efficient biobased transparent UV-blocking coatings fabricated using hydroxyethyl cellulose and ZnO nanoparticles
Summary: Iowa State University researchers have developed a thin transparent ink coating with UV-blocking properties and high transparency.Description: Ultra-violet (UV) light is a high-energy light that can cause damage to organic matter, including the degradation of foods and beverages. As such, UV-blocking coatings are typically applied to the o...
Published: 4/9/2019
Category(s): Engineering & Physical Sciences, Materials
Magnetic Ionic Liquids for Capture, Concentration, and Molecular Detection of Microbes
Summary: ISU researchers have developed an improved method of Salmonella detection in food and beverages.Description: Salmonella is one of the most common foodborne pathogens throughout the world, and is responsible for many illnesses. Current techniques for detection typically involve standard culture methods coupled with polymerase chain reactio...
Published: 3/26/2019
Category(s): Engineering & Physical Sciences, Life Sciences
Synthesis, surface modification and self-assembly of Au-Fe3O4 nano-dumbbells
Summary: ISU researchers have developed an improved iron oxide-gold Janus nanoparticle with controllable lobe size ratios. Description: Principles of self-assembly control how molecules form into larger structures that are important for various aspects of biology. Janus particles have different chemistries on two sides of a single particle, which...
Published: 3/6/2019
Category(s): Engineering & Physical Sciences, Healthcare, Research Tools & Design Tools
Method for high frequency tracking and sub-nm sample stabilization in single molecule microscopy
Summary: ISU researchers have developed an improved method for fluorescence microscopy of single biomolecules with nanometer resolution. Description: Fluorescence microscopy is a widely used method for biological imaging and manipulation of single molecules. However, traditional methods have limited resolution due to diffraction and drift. Atomi...
Published: 3/6/2019
Category(s): Engineering & Physical Sciences, Imaging, Research Tools & Design Tools
Zwitterionic ionic liquids as gas chromatography stationary phases
Summary: ISU researchers have developed an improved stationary phase for performing gas chromatography on carboxylic acids, glycols and alcohols. Description: Gas chromatography is the most common method of separating and quantifying carboxylic acids, including free fatty acids, but due to properties such as polarity, involatility, and thermal ins...
Published: 2/18/2019
Category(s): Engineering & Physical Sciences, Imaging, Research Tools & Design Tools
Two dimensional early transition metal carbides (MXenes) as catalysts for water gas shift and propane dehydrogenation
ISU researchers have developed a new catalyst for efficient conversion of carbon monoxide into carbon dioxide and hydrogen as part of the water gas shift reaction and transforming shale gas efficiently into propylene via propane dehydration. Description: 2D materials have unusual electron, mechanical and optical properties and have been extensivel...
Published: 1/16/2019
Category(s): Energy, Cleantech & Environmental, Engineering & Physical Sciences, Materials
Customized setups for high throughput screening of 3D printable resins
Summary: ISU and Ames Laboratory scientists have developed an adapter that conserves the volume of resin used in the 3D printing of smaller parts. Description: Common commercial 3D-printers have a single build platform that requires a significant volume of material for every printing task, regardless of size of your target part. Consequently, scre...
Published: 1/7/2019
Category(s): Ames Laboratory, Engineering & Physical Sciences, Materials
Integrated selective capture, sequestration, fluidic isolation, electrical lysis and analysis of single cells
Summary: ISU researchers have developed a microfluidic platform capable of selective single-cell capture, isolation, and rapid electrical lysis for analysis. Description: Iowa State University researchers have developed a microfluidic device for selective single-cell capture at an array of wireless bipolar electrodes. Thus, selective cell isolatio...
Published: 12/5/2018
Category(s): Engineering & Physical Sciences, Imaging, Medical Devices
Cerium, Cobalt and Copper Alloy doped with Tantalum or/and Iron as a Permanent Magnet Material
Summary: ISU and Ames Laboratory researchers have develop a gap magnet that utilizes trace amount of cheaper, abundant and non-critical cerium (Ce) as an alternative to critical rare-earths containing magnet alloys. This invention makes the magnet significantly cheaper and less dependent on supplies of rare-earth materials, with that performance su...
Published: 4/30/2018
Category(s): Ames Laboratory, Engineering & Physical Sciences, Materials
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