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Method for Predicting the Efficacy of Anti-Cancer Drugs
Invention SummaryThe invention provides the first efficient method for simultaneously measuring the anti-migratory effect and cytotoxic effect of drugs on biopsy cells without the need to expand the cells in culture. This assay is particularly useful for predicting the chemosensitivity of an individual patient's cancer to therapeutic drugs. Single ...
Published: 11/18/2015   |   Inventor(s):  
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Category(s): All, Life Sciences, Chemistry, Therapeutics, Pharmaceuticals, Drug Delivery
Improvement on Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC) Technology
Invention SummaryThe invention is a development of proton-conductive polymers for proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) technology. PEMFC—the most widely used of all existing fuel cell technologies—gives very high power density, and has the advantage of low weight and volume compared with other fuel cells. The technology relates to...
Published: 11/18/2015   |   Inventor(s): Chulsung Bae
Keywords(s): Chemistry, Renewable Energy
Category(s): All, Chemistry, Engineering & Manufacturing
Fire Retardant Polymers
Invention SummaryThe invention combines nitrogen and phosphorous to make an excellent class of intrinsically fire retardant polymers. Polymers are large molecules composed of many similar smaller molecules linked together, and are commonly used in various products due to their tunable mechanical properties and ease of processing. Fire retardant pol...
Published: 11/18/2015   |   Inventor(s): Pradip Bhowmik, Haesook Han, Kisholoy Goswami, Maksudul Alam
Keywords(s): Chemistry
Category(s): All, Chemistry, Engineering & Manufacturing
Efficient Hydrogen Storage for Fuel Cell Systems
Invention SummaryFast and effective hydrogen permeation through the wall of a glass or glass-ceramic micro sphere, eliminating the existing barriers for hydrogen diffusion. Hydrogen is stored and distributed using hollow glass micro spheres made of specific compositions with efficiencies greater than that of other methods. Fuel cells are different ...
Published: 11/18/2015   |   Inventor(s): Olivers Hemmers, Krystyna Lipinska-Kalita
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Category(s): All, Engineering & Manufacturing, Chemistry
Extraction of Technetium from Uranium
Invention SummaryA spent fuel reprocessing method contacts an aqueous solution containing technetium(V) and uranyl with an acidic solution comprising hydroxylamine hydrochloride or acetohydroxamic acid (AHA) to reduce technetium(V) to technetium(II), and then extracts the uranyl with an organic phase, leaving technetium(II) in aqueous solution.Mark...
Published: 11/18/2015   |   Inventor(s): Kenneth Czerwinski, Cynthia-May Gong, Frederic Poineau
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Category(s): All, Chemistry
Methods for Controlled Recovery of Useful Materials from Nuclear Fuels
Invention SummaryThe methods would allow nuclear materials—lanthanides and actinides—to be dissolved directly into ionic liquid for electrochemical recovery, reducing the number of steps and the negative influence of water in the process. The same ionic liquid serves as an electrochemical bath for the plating of actinides and lanthanide...
Published: 11/18/2015   |   Inventor(s): Kenneth Czerwinski, Janelle Droessler, David Hatchett
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Category(s): Energy & Environment, Chemistry, All
High-Efficiency Photoelectrochemical (PEC) Water Splitting
Invention SummarySemiconductors treated with the methods exhibit enhanced resistance to corrosion resulting from constant illuminated operation in acidic electrolytes. Market OpportunityHydrogen exhibits the potential to be an emission-free fuel that can be produced from abundant resources found throughout the world. The development of fuel cell ve...
Published: 11/18/2015   |   Inventor(s): Kyle George, Clemens Heske, Lothar Weinhardt, Michael Weir
Keywords(s): Chemistry, Renewable Energy
Category(s): Chemistry, All
Reducing Risk of Contracting Serious Intestinal Conditions such as Colitis
Invention SummaryThe invention is a prophylactic approach to preventing Clostridium difficile-associated diseases (CDAD) or Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). Clostridium difficile is a bacterium that causes diarrhea and more serious intestinal conditions. The method involves administering to a mammalian subject an effective amount of a germina...
Published: 11/18/2015   |   Inventor(s): Ernesto Abel-Santos, Amber Howerton, Marc Liggins, Norma Ramirez
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Category(s): Chemistry, Life Sciences, All
Genome Surgery
Invention Summary The invention is a development in a technology to delete large regions of genomic DNA in people, animals or bacteria. It uses a three-component system consisting of a cell permeation component, a sequence specific DNA binding component, and an endonuclease component. Further, the invention can remove active and latent viral genome...
Published: 11/18/2015   |   Inventor(s): Martin Schiller, Christy Strong
Keywords(s): Agriculture, Life Sciences
Category(s): All, Chemistry, Life Sciences
NOVEL PHOSPHORYLATION REAGENT TO PRODUCE BIOLOGICALLY ACTIVE COMPOUNDS
An invention to utilize “green chemistry” in a metal-free, mild condition to synthesize pharmaceutical agents. The InventionThis invention is a powerful phosphorylation reagent called NHP-thiourea that can generate a phosphorus-carbon (P-C) bond and phosphorus-nitrogen (P-N) bond with metal-free reaction conditions. These P-C and P-N bo...
Published: 10/5/2015   |   Inventor(s): Kyle Aleshire, Jun Yong Kang, Karimulla Mulla
Keywords(s): Biotech, Chemistry
Category(s): Chemistry, All, Therapeutics, Pharmaceuticals, Drug Delivery
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