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 Food Storage Technology Improves Consumer Satisfaction

Food Storage Technology Improves Consumer Satisfaction

North Carolina State University

To provide consumers with the freshest, highest-quality fruits and vegetables, researchers have long been interested in managing the production of ethylene, which is a naturally occurring hormone in fruit that causes ripening, and eventually, soft...

Serving a Better Cup of Coffee

Serving a Better Cup of Coffee

University of Guelph

In recent years, the popularity of single-serve coffee makers has increased dramatically. The handy appliances — commonplace in many homes, office break rooms and hotels — provide convenience for consumers, but at a high cost to the en...

A Novel Partnership Tackles Meningitis

A Novel Partnership Tackles Meningitis

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

In the middle of 2003, Marc LaForce was having trouble sleeping. As the director of the Meningitis Vaccine Project (MVP), he was missing a vital piece of a difficult puzzle. The MVP sought to commercialize a vaccine that would help prevent Af...

Portal Infuses Technology Into K-12 Classrooms

Portal Infuses Technology Into K-12 Classrooms

PLS 3rd Learning

Univeristy at Buffalo Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach

University at Buffalo

If Don Jacobs gets his wish, K-12 classrooms soon will be transformed by disruptive and innovative new teaching methods. He also hopes to be part of that change, through his own innovation: web-based systems that offer teachers a searchable curric...

Acadia’s Pest v. Pesticide Challenge

Acadia’s Pest v. Pesticide Challenge

Partnership Seeks “Green” Ways to Save Trees, Crops

Acadia University

Dalhousie University

University of New Brunswick

With rising concerns about the adverse environmental and health effects of traditional pesticides, a major push is under way to develop more “green” approaches to pest management—and not just in Canada but around the world.

ACE Inhibitors Found to Treat Diabetic Nephropathy

ACE Inhibitors Found to Treat Diabetic Nephropathy

Brigham & Women's Hospital

For those with high blood pressure, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors) are a dream come true. By opening arteries, these drugs lower blood pressure and the resultant strain on the heart.But it turns out that ACE inhibitors y...

Actvator Puts the Brakes on Cancer

Actvator Puts the Brakes on Cancer

University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley)

As a kid, James Allison loved to figure out how things worked.“I wanted to be the first person on the planet to know something before anyone else,” says Allison, who prepared for a life of discovery by pursuing a bachelor’s degre...

Aguru Images Shines Light on Digital Imaging

Aguru Images Shines Light on Digital Imaging

New York University

University of Southern California

In the world of academic technology transfer, one contact often leads to another, ultimately resulting in new discoveries that enter the marketplace.That is the story of Aguru Images, which merged brilliant academic discoveries from universities o...

ALEKS Tutors Students in Learning to Succeed

ALEKS Tutors Students in Learning to Succeed

University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine)

The groundbreaking intelligent tutoring system developed at the University of California, Irvine, equalizes educational opportunities because it knows exactly what the student knows and what the student is ready to learn.“Alan,” a stud...

Partnership Yields Revolutionary Cancer Drug

Partnership Yields Revolutionary Cancer Drug

Eli Lilly and Co.

Princeton University

The brimstone butterfly adorns the business cards of Edward C. Taylor, Ph.D. A fitting homage to his life’s work, the butterfly symbolizes Taylor’s inspiration to develop the anticancer drug Alimta (pemetrexed).Alimta is currently appr...

Increasing Mobility for Amputees

Increasing Mobility for Amputees

Bloorview Research Institute

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

University of Toronto

Worldwide, about 30 million people require a prosthetic device to walk, yet only 10 percent of those individuals have access to the devices. Prosthetic devices available in developing countries are often rudimentary and do not offer the functional...

Innovative Bandage Saves Lives

Innovative Bandage Saves Lives

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Severe blood loss is one of the leading causes of death in traumatic injury cases. Despite the abundant research that exists on ways to stop surface bleeding (hemostasis), little work has been done to develop special materials that can be applied ...

An Effective Therapeutic  for  Sickle Cell Disease

An Effective Therapeutic for Sickle Cell Disease

Virginia Commonwealth University

Donald Abraham’s quest to find a new drug to treat sickle cell disease (SCD) has all the intrigue and plot twists of a suspense novel: It’s a decades-long, against-all-odds pursuit filled with overwhelming obstacles, false starts, unca...

An Unconcealed Success Story

An Unconcealed Success Story

McMaster Team Hones Weapons Detection System

McMaster University

An Ontario company has come up with a revolutionary way of spotting concealed weapons—quickly and unobtrusively.

A Promising Tool Against Prostate Cancer

A Promising Tool Against Prostate Cancer

University of Maryland Baltimore

Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in America (skin cancers excluded) affecting one in six men. In fact, more than 234,000 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, according to the Prostate Cancer F...

From Hardware Store to Operating Room

From Hardware Store to Operating Room

University of British Columbia (UBC)

Healthcare facilities in the developing world lack many resources, including access to expensive surgical equipment. As a result, some 5 billion people lack access to safe surgery because surgeons do not have access to the right medical equipment....

Designing Devices for Africa's Rural Poor

Designing Devices for Africa's Rural Poor

University of Georgia

University of Georgia Research Foundation

In industrialized countries, a milk cooler is where shoppers grab a gallon of milk at the grocery store. A nutcracker is something people use to pry open a pecan.But in developing countries, those two devices can look quite different. In some coun...

Artificial Lung Helps Patients Breathe Easier

Artificial Lung Helps Patients Breathe Easier

University of Pittsburgh

A 76-year-old woman with chronic emphysema was admitted to a hospital in India earlier this year. She was complaining of shortness of breath and was diagnosed as being in respiratory failure, meaning she had a buildup of carbon dioxide in her lung...

Automation Technology Speeds DNA Analysis

Automation Technology Speeds DNA Analysis

Lawrence Livermore Natl Lab

In the event of a disease outbreak or biochemical terrorist attack, identifying the pathological agents as quickly as possible is critical for mitigating losses. Technology developed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, Calif., ...

A Better View of Cancer Treatment

A Better View of Cancer Treatment

Emory University

Thanks to research conducted at Emory University, an imaging compound called Axumin® (fluciclovine F-18) can help provide more accurate diagnostic scans, which allow more informed treatment decisions.

Improved Diagnostic Test Targets Hard-to-Detect Bacteria

Improved Diagnostic Test Targets Hard-to-Detect Bacteria

North Carolina State University

By the time Edward Breitschwerdt was in 9th grade, he knew he wanted to become a veterinarian. After turning that childhood dream into a degree, Breitschwerdt, D.V.M., expected to spend his career taking care of the local animals in Maryland, wher...

Berkeley-Darfur Stoves Improve Women’s Safety and Feed Refugees

Berkeley-Darfur Stoves Improve Women’s Safety and Feed Refugees

Engineers Without Borders

Lawrence Berkeley Natl Lab

University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley)

The humanitarian crisis in the Darfur region of western Sudan has displaced nearly 2.3 million people. While many of these individuals live within the safe confines of refugee camps, they are not always out of harm’s way.Women must venture o...

Better Plantlets for Better Plants

Better Plantlets for Better Plants

Washington State University

Washington State University Office of Commercialization

Using a proprietary growing method developed at Washington State University (WSU), start-up company Phytelligence is producing plants and trees faster than ever, offering a fresh alternative to tree farmers in an industry overripe for innovation.W...

BevShots Takes Flight with Cocktail Imagery

BevShots Takes Flight with Cocktail Imagery

Florida State University

Michael Davidson, of the FSU Magnetic Laboratory, created images of mixed drinks photographed using a light microscope and polarized light. The photo galleries of the pictures were first used by Stonehenge Inc in NYC, a NeckTie business, to create...

BeadChip Types Platelets for Better Transfusion Outcomes

BeadChip Types Platelets for Better Transfusion Outcomes

BioArray Solutions

BloodCenter of Wisconsin

In a hospital birthing suite, a mother’s labors are rewarded, and a new life enters the world. But the baby appears to be severely bruised, almost as if it had been beaten in the womb. How could this have happened?In another hospital, a canc...

3D Bone Implants Developed to Improve Skull Repair

3D Bone Implants Developed to Improve Skull Repair

National University of Singapore

“Brain injury occurs more frequently than breast cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury,” remarks Allan I. Bergman, president and chief executive officer of the Brain Injury Association.Standard treatment to prevent br...

Biodegradable Inks Make Tattoo Removal Easy, Affordable

Biodegradable Inks Make Tattoo Removal Easy, Affordable

Massachusetts General Hospital

People get tattoos for lots of reasons that seem great at the time — but as life and love change, tattoos, especially if they are highly visible, may cause problems. Removing a tattoo can be painful and expensive and may lead to permanent sk...

Biomarkers Identify Best Options for Leukemia Patients

Biomarkers Identify Best Options for Leukemia Patients

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

In 2001 the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug Gleevec™ as a firstline therapy for treating chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). To date results have been impressive.Over 90 percent of the patients who received Gleevec responded ...

Bio-Material Improves Heart Surgery Outcomes

Bio-Material Improves Heart Surgery Outcomes

Purdue Research Foundation

More than 650,000 open heart surgeries are performed every year. During open heart surgery, the thin sac or casing surrounding the heart is cut open and sometimes even damaged. It’s usually left unrepaired because a compatible repair materia...

Researchers Realize a Vision to Help the Blind

Researchers Realize a Vision to Help the Blind

Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Sometimes the path technology takes to the marketplace is dotted with people who raise a quizzical eyebrow and say, You want to do what? In the case of the Brainport vision device, some of the first people to do so were two of the co-inventors.The...

Breast CT: A New Alternative to Mammography

Breast CT: A New Alternative to Mammography

University of California, Davis (UC Davis)

Computed tomography (CT) is used extensively to identify tumors and other abnormalities in the brain, abdomen and pelvis. In contrast to medical X-rays, which produce a single-layer 2-D image, a CT scan records hundreds of images of multiple tissu...

Crop Protection Gets a Boost with Biotechnology

Crop Protection Gets a Boost with Biotechnology

InsectiGen

University of Georgia

University of Georgia Research Foundation

Big problems can come in small packages. Case in point: The insect pests that feed on crops. Each year, these tiny creatures cause large-scale agricultural devastation around the world. For farmers, that erodes revenue worth billions of dollars an...

Buffalograss May Bring Relaxation Back to Your Summer

Buffalograss May Bring Relaxation Back to Your Summer

University of Nebraska

For hundreds of years, hearty, drought-resistant buffalograsses have thrived on the Great Plains of America. The search for improved, urbanized buffalograsses that could be used for lawns, golf courses, parks, and other commercial turf application...

Building a Safer Isotope

Building a Safer Isotope

BC Scientists Solve Health-Care Dilemma

University of British Columbia

Hundreds of thousands of people around the globe have benefited from something they’ve never heard of: technetium-99m, the world’s most-popular diagnostic imaging isotope.

Ultrasound Technology Helps Maximize Beef Production

Ultrasound Technology Helps Maximize Beef Production

Kansas State University

A more efficient and profitable form of beef production became possible with the invention of the innovative carcass ultrasound technology invented by Kansas State Professor John Brethour.The technology offers beef producers a fast, non-invasive w...

Colorful Hybrids Brighten Gardens Across America

Colorful Hybrids Brighten Gardens Across America

University of Connecticut

Millions of home gardeners have beautified their yards with colorful flowers developed by Professor Ron Parker, Ph.D., at the University of Connecticut-Storrs. Parker’s plant-breeding work was highly unusual in that he made extensive use of ...

Scientific Visualization Leads to the CAVE

Scientific Visualization Leads to the CAVE

University of Illinois, Chicago

Imagine being able to stand inside a human heart and watch blood flow around you. Or, imagine test-driving a car, before it actually has been built.Through the wonders of the CAVE (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment), the first technology to widel...

Antimicrobial Agent Kills Food-Borne Pathogens Safely

Antimicrobial Agent Kills Food-Borne Pathogens Safely

University of Arkansas

Deadly microbes such as Salmonella, E. coli, and Listeria are a big concern for food-processing plants. Despite the food industry’s efforts to maintain clean work environments, these organisms still enter the food chain and sicken thousands ...

Cell Biology Tools Offer Unique Benefits

Cell Biology Tools Offer Unique Benefits

University of South Florida

Cell proliferation assays are widely used in cell biology research, in academia, and in the burgeoning global biotech and pharmaceutical sectors. Assays, or scientific tests, are used to measure the impact of a given substance or environmental tre...

Viewing Blood Flow in the Brain

Viewing Blood Flow in the Brain

University of Missouri

The first drug of its kind to help physicians look at blood flow abnormalities in the brain of patients with neurological disorders — providing an important diagnostic tool in brain research and medical treatment.

Cholera Vaccine Keeps Turkeys Healthy

Cholera Vaccine Keeps Turkeys Healthy

Brigham Young University

If you enjoyed that gobbler you and your family ate at Thanksgiving, or simply like the occasional turkey-on-rye sandwich, you may be indebted to a Brigham Young University (BYU) emeritus professor of microbiology named Marcus Jensen.Jensen, who r...

Chemotherapy Drug Offers Hope for Hairy Cell Leukemia

Chemotherapy Drug Offers Hope for Hairy Cell Leukemia

Brigham Young University

Hairy cell leukemia represents about two percent of all forms of leukemia, typically affecting men and women between the ages of 40 and 70. Most patients are white males over 40.Men are four to five times more likely to be affected by this form of...

Single Use Vaginal Speculum Improved Patient Outcomes

Single Use Vaginal Speculum Improved Patient Outcomes

University of South Florida

The ClearSpec® Single Use Vaginal Speculum is an innovative device that can not only improve patient outcomes but can also improve patient discomfort often associated with gynecological exams. ClearSpec® Single Use Vaginal Speculum has bee...

Cochlear Implant Brings Sound and Language to Thousands

Cochlear Implant Brings Sound and Language to Thousands

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

An electronic hearing device developed by neuroscientists at the University of California, San Francisco gives the gift of sound to thousands of people who have lost their hearing and brings normal language to people who have been deaf since birth...

Serving a Greener Cup of Coffee

Serving a Greener Cup of Coffee

University of Guelph

Thanks to researchers at University of Guelph, consumers are now brewing a more earth-friendly cup of coffee.The popularity of single-serve coffee makers has grown dramatically in recent years. The handy appliances provide convenience for consumer...

CLA: A Versatile Fatty Acid with Promising Applications

CLA: A Versatile Fatty Acid with Promising Applications

University of Wisconsin Madison

WARF

The pivotal collaborations that lead to groundbreaking inventions are typically born in the hallways of research institutes or during coffee breaks at scientific conferences. But on a running path? That’s where two ambitious scientists with ...

Letting Cooler Roofs Prevail

Letting Cooler Roofs Prevail

Lawrence Berkeley Natl Lab

Imagine it’s a hot summer day, and you can choose between walking barefoot on a black asphalt sidewalk or one that’s concrete. Unless you’re a glutton for punishment, you’d probably choose the relatively cooler, light-color...

Staggered Banknote Identification Card Aids the Blind

Staggered Banknote Identification Card Aids the Blind

Universidad de Costa Rica

In order to improve the quality of life of the blind and visually-impaired people, Costa Rican banknotes use different colors, sizes, and tactile marks to distinguish the different types of banknotes used in the country. Proffesor Eric Hidalgo-Val...

Surgically Implanted Plate Ideal for Challenging Fractures

Surgically Implanted Plate Ideal for Challenging Fractures

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Metaphyseal fractures are breaks that occur at the end of a bone, near the junction between the tubular shaft and the blocky end of the bone. Standard methods of repair, including casts, external fixators, pins and plates, may result in less-than-...

Providing a Live View of the Cellular World

Providing a Live View of the Cellular World

Auburn University

When Vitaly Vodyanoy wanted to see something that had forever been invisible, he figured out a way to see it. Cobbling together glass lenses and playing with the angles of various light sources, he built a novel microscope that allowed him to see ...

Helping Educators Empower Diabetic Patients

Helping Educators Empower Diabetic Patients

University of Illinois, Chicago

Nearly 26 million Americans are affected by diabetes, a disease that impairs the body’s ability to produce or use the hormone called insulin that controls glucose (sugar) levels in the blood. The disease, which can lead to devastating health...

Diagnostic Test Warns Mothers Before Preeclampsia Strikes

Diagnostic Test Warns Mothers Before Preeclampsia Strikes

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Ctr

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Preeclampsia is a potentially dangerous complication of pregnancy that can strike women as early as the 20th week of gestation with little notice. It is characterized by a sudden spike in maternal blood pressure, edema and protein in the urine. In...

Diagnostic Kits Speed Detection of Infectious Diseases

Diagnostic Kits Speed Detection of Infectious Diseases

National University of Singapore

Malaria and dengue fever are mosquito-borne diseases that affect millions of people in the tropics, with malaria killing about three million people worldwide every year. Rapid, accurate diagnosis is paramount for timely treatment or emergency resp...

Chemical-Free Strategy Keeps Food Pest-Free

Chemical-Free Strategy Keeps Food Pest-Free

University of California, Davis (UC Davis)

Every day at mealtime, millions of people worldwide are joined by uninvited guests: namely, pathogens and other pests that reside in food. When consumed, the contamination often leads to dire consequences. Microbes like E.coli and salmonella harbo...

Smartphone App Steers Drivers Toward Safety

Smartphone App Steers Drivers Toward Safety

University of Minnesota

Alec Gorjestani, M.Sc., showed an early interest in transportation innovation — as a teenager, he built a go-cart from a lawnmower engine. Years later, he's moved beyond backyard DIY projects. Gorjestani's problem-solving skills...

Drug Combination of Antacid and H2 Antagonist

Drug Combination of Antacid and H2 Antagonist

Brigham & Women's Hospital

Heartburn is a prevailing condition for many Americans that can lead to gastro reflux disease, scarring of the esophagus, painful or difficult swallowing, and precancerous lesions. More than 60 million Americans have heartburn at least once a mont...

Drug Technology Targets Alzheimer’s Disease

Drug Technology Targets Alzheimer’s Disease

Tel Aviv University

Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating neurodegenerative disorder that is increasing at alarming rates around the world. The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that by 2050 nearly 12 million Americans and 45 million people worldwide will ...

Intoxication Tests Help Keep Roads Safe

Intoxication Tests Help Keep Roads Safe

Indiana University

Indiana University Professor Rolla Hager, M.D., introduced the Drunkometer in 1938, marking the beginning of a long, fruitful relationship between the university and the fight against drunk driving. Patented in 1936, the Drunkometer was the first ...

Composting Toilet Is Environmentally Friendly

Composting Toilet Is Environmentally Friendly

University of Washington

Managing human and animal waste can be a big problem in remote, rural, or environmentally-sensitive areas. But University of Washington-Bothell professor Chuck Henry, Ph.D., has taken a big step toward managing this challenge by inventing an inexp...

Electronic Pill Crusher Improves the Task

Electronic Pill Crusher Improves the Task

British Columbia Inst of Tech (BCIT)

The health care environment is often a hectic, fast-paced, and sometimes hazardous workplace for nurses and other providers. One of those hazards is the risk of developing painful and often debilitating carpel tunnel syndrome from repeatedly grind...

TyraTech: Bringing

TyraTech: Bringing "Green Pesticides" to the World Marketplace

University of California, Davis (UC Davis)

Vanderbilt University

One day in the early 1990s, it was business as usual for Essam Enan, Ph.D.Enan was performing cancer related research on essential plant oils in his laboratory at the University of California, Davis, where he was working as a research professor. S...

EZ-IO: Using the Bone When the Veins Won't Do

EZ-IO: Using the Bone When the Veins Won't Do

University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio

More than six million emergency room patients annually cannot have intravenous (IV) therapy started successfully when they need it. In situations in which the patients’ veins collapse due to shock, low blood pressure, cardiac arrest or other...

Flowmi Cell Strainers

Flowmi Cell Strainers

St Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is known for performing groundbreaking and life changing research; and the Office of Technology Licensing endeavors to facilitate the development of innovations originating during this research into prod...

FluMist Reshapes the Fight Against Flu

FluMist Reshapes the Fight Against Flu

St Louis University School of Medicine

University of Michigan

FluMist, which has been available in the United States since 2003, is a trailblazer in the annals of flu prevention. The research behind its innovation spanned seven presidencies, but for millions of people nationwide, was well worth the wait.

Fluorescent proteins: Aequorin and Luciferase

Fluorescent proteins: Aequorin and Luciferase

University of Georgia Research Foundation

Bioluminescent animals possess special enzymes, pigments and other compounds that, when present in sufficient concentrations, can produce flashes of dazzling blue and green light that they use to communicate, attract mates, distract predators or l...

Natural Folates Help Battle Major Diseases

Natural Folates Help Battle Major Diseases

University of South Alabama

Although for many years folate has been used to treat anemia and prevent birth defects, it is now clear that deficiency in this critical vitamin is also related to the risk of colon cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and vascular diseases. Folate c...

Clean Eating A Possibility With Food Sterilization System

Clean Eating A Possibility With Food Sterilization System

Washington State University Office of Commercialization

After decades of food trends and practices have made the American diet less nutritious and overly dependent on processed foods, a refreshing new movement is afoot: clean eating. Consumers are increasingly looking for ways to eat clean by inco...

A Unique Video-Based Approach Makes French Easier

A Unique Video-Based Approach Makes French Easier

Yale University

In an effort to break away from traditional “classroom French,” Yale University language professor and researcher Pierre Capretz created “French in Action,” a video-based curriculum that teaches French syntax, vocabulary and culture.

FSU SmartCard Technology Leads the Way

FSU SmartCard Technology Leads the Way

Florida State University

At Florida State University (FSU) one card does it all! This city-size university, with a student population of 29,000, added functionality to their student ID cards and paved the way for the SmartCard technology on university campuses across the ...

Getting a Charge Out of Nature

Getting a Charge Out of Nature

Microturbine Uses Water, Wind to Power USB Devices

Memorial University of Newfoundland

A power-harvesting system for use at sea by oceanographers led to a portable microturbine for use in rivers and streams to power up their USB devices.

Tiny Monitor Gives Diabetics Frequent, Automatic Readings

Tiny Monitor Gives Diabetics Frequent, Automatic Readings

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

The first non-invasive continuous monitoring device, pioneered at the University of California, San Francisco, helps patients better manage diabetes.In 2002, many people with type 1 diabetes rejoiced when they learned that a new technology offered...

Taking a Chance on Google

Taking a Chance on Google

Stanford University

After Google incorporated in 1998, Stanford licensed the PageRank algorithm to the new start-up. In just two years, Google became the world’s largest search engine, with more than 1 billion webpage addresses in its index.
 

Identifying Safer, More Effective Molecular Drug Candidates

Identifying Safer, More Effective Molecular Drug Candidates

McGill University

Université de Montréal (UdeM)

Université de Sherbrooke

In both the human body and the field of molecular pharmacology, proteins known as G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are superstars. When naturally occurring molecules (called ligands) bind to GPCRs, the complex hubs prompt much of the cellular ...

Green Steel Gets the Lead Out

Green Steel Gets the Lead Out

University of Pittsburgh

Two professors at the University of Pittsburgh discovered a better alternative to the millions of tons of lead-containing steel produced worldwide every year. They found that tin can perform the same function as lead. Just as lead has been removed...

Groovy Drum Skimmer Improves Oil-Spill Recovery Rates

Groovy Drum Skimmer Improves Oil-Spill Recovery Rates

University of California, Santa Barbara (UC Santa Barbara)

Oil-recovery methods from oil spills have essentially stayed the same for decades. A rotating drum with an oil-adhering surface called a “drum skimmer” turns in the contaminated water, removing oil that is then scraped into a collector...

Harnessing Patient’s Immune System to Fight Cancer

Harnessing Patient’s Immune System to Fight Cancer

St Jude Children's Research Hospital

For patients with leukemia or lymphoma, today’s treatments can fall short. If a patient’s cancer recurs, sometimes It can be more aggressive and more difficult to treat. Even when treatments are successful, therapies often have dangero...

Heart-Healthy Buttery Spread

Heart-Healthy Buttery Spread

Brandeis University

Diets high in the wrong kinds of  fats, especially trans fats, can lead to serious health problems such as high LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Now researchers at Brandeis University in Waltha...

Green Power for the Planet's Biggest Polluters

Green Power for the Planet's Biggest Polluters

University of British Columbia

Westport Innovations, a small company in Vancouver, British Columbia, is driving a change in the way the world powers its buses and trucks, which are a major source of urban air pollution and greenhouse gases in industrialized areas around the glo...

Rapid Screening Fits Patients for New HIV-fighting Drugs

Rapid Screening Fits Patients for New HIV-fighting Drugs

New York State Department of Health

A new diagnostic assay developed by the New York State Department of Health and Health Research allows physicians to quickly screen potential candidates for a new class of HIV drugs.The technology was developed at the Wadsworth Center of the New Y...

Honeycrisp: The Apple of Minnesota’s Eye

Honeycrisp: The Apple of Minnesota’s Eye

University of Minnesota

The Honeycrisp apple has brought much-needed revenue to small family-run orchards in the upper Midwest and New York state, and today sells at a premium price because of a sweet-tart flavor and firm texture that appeals.

HPV Vaccine: Global Effort Defeats Cancer-Causing Virus

HPV Vaccine: Global Effort Defeats Cancer-Causing Virus

Georgetown University

German Cancer Research Ctr (DKFZ)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

University of Queensland, Australia

University of Rochester Medical Center

The world’s first vaccine against human papilloma viruses (HPV) is also the world’s first vaccine developed to specifically combat cancer. The vaccine is widely known for its effectiveness against precursors of cervical cancer in women.

HPV Vaccine Fights Cervical Cancer

HPV Vaccine Fights Cervical Cancer

New HPV Vaccine Fights Cervical CancerIn 2006 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Gardasil, a vaccine developed by Merck and Co. for preventing human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in women. HPV is the major cause of cervical cancer and...

Promising Hydrogen Sensor Technology

Promising Hydrogen Sensor Technology

Niigata University

Some of the best inventions are the ones that are the least expected.Just ask Shuji Harada, Ph.D., a professor in the Institute of Science and Technology at Niigata University in Niigata, Japan.Harada has focused much of his research on metal-hydr...

HyGreen

HyGreen

University of Florida

Alcholo Sniffer Gives Hospitals a Hand Tackling Super Bug InfectionsAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), health care-associated infections (HAIs) are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. This despit...

HyRed Gives Cranberry Growers a Competitive Edge

HyRed Gives Cranberry Growers a Competitive Edge

University of Wisconsin Madison

Color and yield are everything if you’re a cranberry farmer. Traditionally, farmers have relied on the deep red pigment of ripe cranberries to signal that it was time for harvesting. But in cold weather states like Wisconsin, the world&rsquo...

ILLiad Makes Interlibrary Operations More Efficient

ILLiad Makes Interlibrary Operations More Efficient

Virginia Polytechnic Institute

The interlibrary borrowing process became less labor-intensive and more customer friendly thanks to Virginia Tech's development of ILLiad, a groundbreaking interlibrary loan automation software system. ILLiad, an acronym for InterLibrary Loan ...

Researchers Revolutionize Soft Tissue Surgery

Researchers Revolutionize Soft Tissue Surgery

Vanderbilt University

For more than a decade, image-guided technology has been used successfully for brain, skull, spine and joint surgery. These rigid anatomy applications have helped surgeons do more complicated procedures. Research led by Bob Galloway, M.D., of Vand...

Helping Those With Spinal Injury Stand, Walk Again

Helping Those With Spinal Injury Stand, Walk Again

Parker Hannifin Corporation

Vanderbilt University

The dream of regaining the ability to stand up and walk has come closer to reality for people paralyzed below the waist who thought they would never take another step.A team of engineers at Vanderbilt University’s Center for Intell...

Partnership Results in Advanced Energy Solutions

Partnership Results in Advanced Energy Solutions

Los Alamos National Laboratory

It’s been the dream of researchers for years — to revolutionize the development of energy resources. Consider that in the last 125 years, according to Cambridge Energy Research Associates, the world has used one trillion barrels of oil...

InstaTrak Helps Doctors Operate in Confined Spaces

InstaTrak Helps Doctors Operate in Confined Spaces

Boston University/Brigham and Women's Hospital

Boston University and Brigham and Women’s Hospital deliver an electromagnetic, three-dimensional surgery system that provides real-time images to surgeons performing sensitive surgical procedures.Fresh out of Boston University Medical school...

Researchers Invent an Intelligent Hemofiltration System

Researchers Invent an Intelligent Hemofiltration System

Cincinnati Children Hosp Med Ctr

Patients waiting for a kidney transplant usually depend on dialysis to stay healthy until an organ donor can be found. They spend hours in a hospital or dialysis center several days a week so the machine can clean the toxins from their blood becau...

IRENE Restores Sound from Old or Damaged Recordings

IRENE Restores Sound from Old or Damaged Recordings

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Recorded media is constantly evolving; what was once state-of the-art is now ancient technology.Media such as wax and plastic cylinders, vinyl discs, and acetate sheets that are more than 100 years old, are usually damaged by scratches or mold, or...

Researchers Help Make Cellular Therapies a Reality

Researchers Help Make Cellular Therapies a Reality

Johns Hopkins University

For many years, some cancer patients have received an aggressive treatment using state-of-the-art stem cell transplantation techniques developed from monoclonal antibody technology pioneered at The Johns Hopkins University. And in the future, as a...

Intravenous Busulfan Offers Hope to Leukemia Patients

Intravenous Busulfan Offers Hope to Leukemia Patients

University of Texas

Back in 1990, Borje S. Andersson, M.D, Ph.D., recognized that lethal liver failure in one of every four to five patients undergoing stem cell transplantation for leukemia was unacceptable.He traced this to the unpredictable effect of high-dose bus...

Jersey Giant Hybrid Proves Bigger is Better

Jersey Giant Hybrid Proves Bigger is Better

Rutgers University

Researchers at Rutgers University made a major breakthrough for asparagus production when they developed Jersey Giant — the first all-male asparagus hybrid. Asparagus is dioecious, which means a plant is either male or female. Because male p...

Kepivance Improves Quality of Life for Cancer Patients

Kepivance Improves Quality of Life for Cancer Patients

National Cancer Institute

Chemotherapy and radiation are widely accepted treatments for many forms of cancers. Although they can be highly effective in eliminating or shrinking tumors, they often have serious side effects that destroy normal tissues. One of the most painfu...

KineMed Offers Kinetic View of the Body

KineMed Offers Kinetic View of the Body

University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley)

KineMed is a drug development company built upon a new way of seeing the inner workings of the human body and thus predicting clinical outcomes.KineMed intends to change the way the world sees health and disease. The biotechnology company, based i...

Device Helps Knee-Pain Sufferers Get Back on Their Feet

Device Helps Knee-Pain Sufferers Get Back on Their Feet

Ecole de Technologie Superieure

Most drivers hate red lights. But motorists with knee pain might want to reconsider. Thanks to a chance meeting at a stoplight, patients can now get more accurate diagnosis and treatment for their conditions.The key is a motion-capture-and-analysi...

Large-area Graphene Fabrication Method

Large-area Graphene Fabrication Method

Grolltex and Graduate student at UC San Diego

Univ. California

University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego)

Graphene is pure carbon in the form of a very thin, nearly transparent sheet, one atom thick. It is remarkably strong for its very low weight (100 times stronger than steel) and it conducts heat and electricity with great efficiency. Graphene rese...

Arsenic Removal: Fixing Drinking Water for Millions

Arsenic Removal: Fixing Drinking Water for Millions

Lehigh University

It certainly seemed like a good idea in the 1970s to improve the health of millions of people in India and Bangladesh by replacing their reliance on polluted river waters with access to small-tube wells. By drawing clean water from underground aqu...

Lead-Free Solder Makes Electronics Production Safer

Lead-Free Solder Makes Electronics Production Safer

Iowa State University

Sandia National Laboratories

Because of its harmful impact on human health and the environment, lead has been removed from many commonly used products. However, lead-based solder is still used in the manufacturing process, especially for electronics. Discarded computers, cell...

DUSA Pharmaceuticals Sheds Light on Cancer

DUSA Pharmaceuticals Sheds Light on Cancer

Queen's University

With an initial grant of $8,000 and a long-held interest in light-based therapies, two researchers in  Kingston, Ontario, develop a uniquely effective method to treat cancer, licensed by DUSA Pharmaceuticals.On a shoestring budget and little ...

A Breakthrough Treatment for Sufferers of Psoriasis

A Breakthrough Treatment for Sufferers of Psoriasis

Biogen

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Researchers at Harvard University’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute join forces with a Boston-area biotechnology company to develop a new treatment for psoriasis. Their joint studies of immune molecules and functions yield an effective therapeu...

Device Offers Pain Relief From Chronic Bladder Infections

Device Offers Pain Relief From Chronic Bladder Infections

Massachusetts Inst of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

When Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor Michael J. Cima, Ph.D., learned that the most commonly used treatment to relieve the pain of interstitial cystitis (IC) is ineffective and can cause severe complications, he thought, &ldqu...

Jobs and Market Opportunities Bloom from Preserved Flowers

Jobs and Market Opportunities Bloom from Preserved Flowers

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

For purists and romantics, there is no substitute for a bouquet of roses. For the more practical-minded consumer, artificial flowers are the way to go.The new Iluba rose falls directly between the two categories: It is a real flower that has been ...

Rapid Identification of Deadly Microbes

Rapid Identification of Deadly Microbes

Brandeis University

Quick response is critically important when dealing with an outbreak of disease or a biological weapons attack.Rapid identification of deadly microbes is essential for rapid deployment of emergency response plans and minimizing loss of life. Now a...

Device Kills Head Lice in One 30-Minute Application

Device Kills Head Lice in One 30-Minute Application

University of Utah

There are more than 10 million cases of head lice in the United States annually and more than 200 million globally, with 80 percent of the cases afflicting children. During the last five years the problem has increased dramatically because lice ha...

Breathe In, Breathe Out

Breathe In, Breathe Out

Simon Fraser University (SFU)

Although  mechanical ventilation can  be  a life-saving  intervention for patients who  are  unable to  breathe effectively on their  own, automated breathing machines often  put  patients at risk ...

Maximizing DC Power Conversion from Solar Panels

Maximizing DC Power Conversion from Solar Panels

British Columbia Inst of Tech (BCIT)

A new device developed at the British Columbia Institute of Technology in Burnaby, Canada, allows energy users to draw the maximum amount of power from a solar array, at any given time.Called the Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) technology...

Nonexclusive Licensing Pays Off for MEMS Actuator

Nonexclusive Licensing Pays Off for MEMS Actuator

University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley)

Gaining exclusive access to a new invention or idea is a common and important business strategy for technology companies. Many inventions lend themselves to this licensing approach but others have broad application or offer such a clear advantage ...

Concentric Medical, Inc.: Saving Stroke Victims

Concentric Medical, Inc.: Saving Stroke Victims

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Due to a pair of physicians’ innovation and determination, the removal of potentially fatal blood clots in the brain may one day become standard procedure in hospitals around the world. Concentric Medical, Inc., is doing its part to make the...

Green Technology Cleans up with Waste

Green Technology Cleans up with Waste

Cornell Center for Technology Enterprise and Commercialization

Cornell University

Cornell University opened its Technology Farm in Geneva, N.Y., in 2005 to foster new, innovative technologies and the startup companies that develop them. Since its builders had asked plant biologist Gary Harman, Ph.D., to solve the facility&rsquo...

TIny Devices that Protect, Entertain and Simplify

TIny Devices that Protect, Entertain and Simplify

Cornell Center for Technology Enterprise and Commercialization

Cornell University

Have you ever heard of accident victims in isolated areas being quickly rescued?In situations like these, people owe a debt of gratitude to researchers at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. That’s because they helped develop the tiny microel...

Dental Carrier Device Makes Advancements In Oral Health

Dental Carrier Device Makes Advancements In Oral Health

Louisiana State University Hlth Sciences Ctr

Patients may not know it, but they and their dentists are benefiting from a dental carrier device invented by Ron Lemon D.M.D., and Raymond Luebke, D.D.S., at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.A new generation of fil...

The MBPS System Protects Soldiers While They Sleep

The MBPS System Protects Soldiers While They Sleep

University of Maine-Orono

American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan are frequently deployed on short missions to remote regions, where it is logistically difficult to provide sandbags and concrete barriers for protection against explosives and missile strikes. To protect t...

Linking Mothers

Linking Mothers

University of Calgary

Bringing a new life into the world can be one of life’s most rewarding, fulfilling experiences. But many new moms find themselves struggling with debilitating postpartum depression — a condition affecting up to 10 percent of new mother...

MuniRem Makes Contaminated Land and Water Safe for Use

MuniRem Makes Contaminated Land and Water Safe for Use

University of Georgia

University of Georgia Research Foundation

Long after they have served their explosive purpose, the munitions of war continue to damage lives and the environment. Their detonating capacities may be expended in battle or training, but the substances that made them volatile persist, contamin...

Surgical Tool Reduces the Effects of Glaucoma

Surgical Tool Reduces the Effects of Glaucoma

University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine)

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world, according to the World Health Organization. The disease occurs when the clear fluid in the eye does not drain properly through the trabecular meshwork, an area of spongy tissue near t...

Novel Technology for Characterizing Nanoparticle Assemblages

University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego)

Nanoparticles are the most abundant particle-like entities in nature, and commonly associated with many human activities/applications and typically encountered as assemblages of particles of different sizes. Unfortunately, present methods for dete...

New Medications Offer Hope for the Scourge of Malaria

New Medications Offer Hope for the Scourge of Malaria

Universisty of Nebraska Medical Center

University of Nebraska Medical Ctr

The stakes are immense. Worldwide, more than 300 million new cases of malaria are diagnosed each year, and more than 1 million people die from it, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Young children and expectant mothers are especiall...

Advanced Plasma Technology Zaps Deadly Microbes

Advanced Plasma Technology Zaps Deadly Microbes

University of Tennessee

University of Tennessee Research Foundation

Though we rarely admit it, human beings live in a kind of organic stew, surrounded virtually everywhere by bacteria, viruses, fungi, endospores and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Most of the time, the presence of our tiny companions is of no p...

Animating Organic Chemistry

Animating Organic Chemistry

University of New Brunswick

For Professor Ghislain Deslongchamps, organic chemistry is a way of life. As the son of a renowned chemistry professor, Deslongchamps himself became a professor of chemistry at the University of New Brunswick with impressive research credentials a...

Pacifier Activated Lullaby

Florida State University

Babies born prematurely often are not able to suck properly and feed themselves.  In the neonatal intensive care unit they need to be trained to be bottle fed by the neonatal nurse which is stressful for the baby and expensive for the hospita...

Dr. Pap’s Life-Saving Test

Dr. Pap’s Life-Saving Test

Cornell University Medical College

In the early 1900s, cervical cancer was the leading cause of cancer deaths among U.S. women, claiming nearly 40,000 lives a year. Today, with about 13,000 new cases and 4,000 deaths annually, it’s not even in the top 10.
 

Pepcid® Complete Brings Hearburn Relief

Pepcid® Complete Brings Hearburn Relief

Brigham & Women's Hospital

Approximately 100 million Americans suffer the pain and discomfort of heartburn. It is commonly treated by over-the-counter medications such as antacids or H2-blockers. Antacids neutralize stomach acid and provide rapid but short-term relief. H2-b...

Power Puck Replaces Batteries With Energy From Air

Power Puck Replaces Batteries With Energy From Air

Pacific Northwest Natl Lab

The quest for renewable energy is not entirely fueled by recent political winds or green movements. Much of the momentum comes from earlier efforts to overcome the one obstacle that prevents nearly every technological achievement from reaching its...

Dried Oats Yield New Opportunities

Dried Oats Yield New Opportunities

University of Alberta

Oats are a great source of carbohydrates, proteins, fiber and important nutrients. They also contain valuable bioactive compounds that play a role in the prevention of diabetes, coronary heart disease and cancer. Extracting   these natural i...