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Magnetic two-way valves for paper based microfluidics: pathway for multi-step assays
Summary: ISU researchers developed a paper-fluidic valve that can reversibly switch fluid delivery into multiple channels with controlled volume and/or frequency. In terms of electric circuit equivalence, this valve is akin to a transistor or an SPDT relay, hence enables programmable fluid delivery. Stage1.png Development Stage: Description: Poin...
Published: 11/10/2017
Category(s): Engineering & Physical Sciences, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Medical Devices, Research Tools & Design Tools, Sensors & Controls
Quadruple Butterfly Coil (QBC)
Summary: Iowa State University researchers have developed a novel coil, namely Quadruple Butterfly Coil (QBC). This device has improved significant higher focality over the commercial Figure of Eight (FOE) coils with decreased stimulated area in brain. Model simulation results indicated that QBC stimulates a localized area of the brain, which minim...
Published: 10/4/2017
Category(s): Engineering & Physical Sciences, Medical Devices, Healthcare, Life Sciences
Machine for Computing Casual Inference from Time Series Data
Summary: Iowa State University researchers have developed a novel algorithm approach for computing causal interaction from time series data. The proposed approach will help determine which time series data will cause or influence which other time series data, given two or more-time series data. Stage1.png Development Stage: Description: The dete...
Published: 9/27/2017
Category(s): Healthcare, Life Sciences, Research Tools & Design Tools, Software & Information Technology
Probiotic treatment of gut inflammation
Summary: A screening methodology to identify potentially beneficial probiotic strains and strains identified using such methodology. Stage1.png Development Stage: Description: Probiotics are live organisms that confer beneficial health effects to human and animals. The use of probiotics to treat gut inflammation is widespread and has been ongoin...
Published: 8/9/2017
Category(s): Healthcare, Life Sciences, Veterinary Medicine
Haemophilus Influenzae Immunogen
Summary: A powerful antigenic protein for the development of a vaccine against Nontypeable Haemophilus Influenzae Stage1.png Development Stage: Description: Nontypeable Haemophilus Influenzae (NTHI) is a significant respiratory pathogen associated with millions of yearly middle ear infections in young children and with many cases of pneumonia in...
Published: 7/19/2017
Category(s): Healthcare, Life Sciences
Potato tuber yield enhancement
Summary: Inhibition of two potato genes can be used to produce plants with greater tuber yields without affecting plant growth. Stage1.png Development Stage: Description: Researchers from Iowa State University and the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research have jointly demonstrated increased tuber yields in potato by inhibiting the ...
Published: 7/12/2017
Category(s): Agriculture, Life Sciences
Canine intestinal stem cells for drug development, precision and regenerative medicine
Summary: Canine intestinal cell lines (i.e. enteroids) cultures for basic and applied medical research. Stage2.png Development Stage: Description: Canine intestinal cell lines (i.e. enteroids) cultures for basic and applied medical research. The enteroids were developed with the goal enable the use of stem cells from dogs that spontaneously dev...
Published: 6/21/2017
Category(s): Life Sciences, Veterinary Medicine
Gene controlling spontaneous haploid genome doubling in maize
Summary: A specific mutation in a maize gene is associated with enhanced spontaneous haploid genome doubling. Stage2.png Development Stage: Description: To produce commercial hybrid maize one inbred corn line is crossed with a different inbred line. Using traditional breeding, it takes 5 to 8 generations to develop one inbred line. Doubled haploi...
Published: 6/21/2017
Category(s): Agriculture, Life Sciences
Use of the XA1 rice gene to confer broad Xanthomonas resistance in plants
Summary: The Xa1 gene induces resistance to all or nearly all TAL effectors in certain crops thus providing with a new approach to combat most crop diseases induced by Xanthomonas. Stage2.png Development Stage: Description: By unmasking the suppressive function of bacterial pseudogenes, the researchers discovered hat Xa1, an NBS-LRR type disease...
Published: 6/21/2017
Category(s): Agriculture, Life Sciences
Splicing Correction in Spinal Muscular Atrophy by Targeting Intronic Sequences
Summary: This technology has the potential to increase the Spinal Muscular Atrophy protein levels in patients with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. The innovation is a blocking antisense oligonucleotide and its target site located in a deep intronic sequence of the SMN2 gene. The blocking of the SMN2 target sequence corrects the defective splicing of the g...
Published: 6/21/2017
Category(s): Healthcare, Life Sciences
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