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New Microbial Treatment to Protect Honeybees from Infection by American Foulbrood Disease
Invention SummaryA simple syrup can help deliver freeze-dried bacteriophages to honeybee larvae, effectively inoculating them against a harmful bacterium that causes American Foulbrood disease. In this process, a phage-filled capsule is mixed with syrup and supplied to a hive to facilitate a safe, natural distribution of the helpful microbes via nu...
Published: 7/10/2017   |   Inventor(s): Penny Amy, Diane Yost
Keywords(s): Agriculture, Health & Life Sciences
Category(s): Life Sciences, All
Prevention and Treatment of American Foulbrood Disease (AFB) in Honeybees
Invention SummaryThe invention relates to materials and methods for treating and preventing American Foulbrood disease (AFB) in honeybees, and more particularly for using phage to lyse Paenibacillus larvae in honeybees. A bacteriophage is a virus that destroys bacteria by lysis. Several varieties exist, and each typically attacks only one species/s...
Published: 11/18/2015   |   Inventor(s): Penny Amy, Lucy LeBlanc
Keywords(s): Agriculture, Life Sciences
Category(s): All, Energy & Environment, Life Sciences
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
Biofertilizer to Improve Growth of Turf Grass
Invention SummaryA composition forming a biofertilizer replaces conventional chemical fertilizers for vegetation, including turf grass, for growth and enhancement. The composition spares the environment of excess nitrogen, reduces nitrate and nitrite contamination, and may lower costs associated with typical use of chemical fertilizer. The composit...
Published: 11/18/2015   |   Inventor(s): Penny Amy
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Category(s): Energy & Environment, Life Sciences, 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
Improved Molecular Function Screening with Chimeric Minimotif Decoys
Improved Molecular Function Screening with Chimeric Minimotif DecoysInvention SummaryHigh-throughput screening is a widely used process for drug discovery in the pharmaceutical industry. Chimeric minimotif decoys (CMDs) are a revolutionary new tool that enables these screens to identify known molecular functions within cellular processes. By cross-...
Published: 10/26/2015   |   Inventor(s): Martin Schiller, Christy Strong
Keywords(s): Agriculture, Health & Life Sciences
Category(s): Life Sciences, Therapeutics, Pharmaceuticals, Drug Delivery, All
Wearable Health Manager for Monitoring Diet and Activity
Invention SummaryThe invention combines the functionality of monitoring heart-rate, daily exercise activity, nutritional or dietary intake, and sleep patterns using a device similar to a wristwatch. Automatic classification of food consumed and determining calorie intake is a daunting task and can only be done using expert systems. The invention ca...
Published: 10/5/2015   |   Inventor(s): Jillian Inouye, Venkatesan Muthukumar, Mohamed Trabia
Keywords(s): Agriculture, Apps, Computer, Device, Education, Imaging, Life Sciences, Medical Devices, Software
Category(s): All, Life Sciences, Medical Devices
Methods and Systems for Information Search
Invention SummaryThe invention is information search that allows for customized access and display of information such as definitions relating to specific words, minimizing the interruption of the reading process. The search can be conducted in one or more predefined fields such as biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, medicine, art, psychology...
Published: 10/5/2015   |   Inventor(s): Martin Schiller, Patrick Gradie
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Category(s): Computer Science & Software, Life Sciences, All
3-D Imaging to Improve Forensic Facial Reconstructions
Invention SummaryForensic investigators have a new tool to help identify human remains. This innovative algorithmic application compares skull measurements across a growing database of orthodontic records to reconstruct unknown faces.Using Lateral Cephalometric Analysis, a set of measurements taken from common orthodontic X-rays, a 3-D pattern emer...
Published: 9/23/2015   |   Inventor(s): James Mah
Keywords(s): Imaging, Medical Devices, Other
Category(s): Computer Science & Software, Life Sciences, All
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