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Student science contest participation influences study, career choices, alumni say

...e commercial application. "We started the patent process but it became too costly and time-consuming to complete it." The ABC competition is very similar to what happens in academia and industry, Barfett has since realized. The skills learned have been very useful in the university setting...

University of Arizona licenses patent for natural fungicide

The University of Arizona has licensed its patent for a natural fungicide to Jeneil Biosurfactant Co... Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award. The patent is for the use of a natural product called rhamnolipid to combat fungus-like organisms that cause so...

Patented process preserves transplant tissues/organs

... widely available for transplants as a result of a patent issued recently to Organ Recovery Systems of Chica... to the tissue. The technique is discussed in U.S. patent no. 6,740,484. (Patent text available at www.uspto.gov .)...

Protein stops blood-vessel growth, holds promise as cancer therapy

...t's detectable in serum and urine." A provisional patent citing the diagnostic merits of fibulin-5 has been filed with additional claims filed after researchers made their most recent observations....

Researchers report major advance in gene therapy technique

...e vascular technique to Mirus, which now holds the patent and continues to commercialize the technique. In their first studies, the researchers focused on arteries, but then began to concentrate on veins. "Injecting any substance into arteries carries a degree of risk since, unlike veins, only one artery ...

VIB presents its annual results at BIO2004 in San Francisco

...e large number of major research breakthroughs, 30 patent applications, and almost 50 agreements with indust...ies were sufficiently new and inventive to warrant patent applications. At the same time, VIB entered into nearly 50 collaborative agreements with business an...

Patent on beagle dogs cancelled

...d "the entire remaining term of all the claims" of patent #6,444,872, which covers live beagle dogs intended...uce a fatal lung infection in the beagle dogs. The patent also indicated applying the methods to pigs, sheep, monkeys, or chimpanzees and, like many other pat...

Cranberry breeding program may soon bear fruit for growers

...sted with Zeldin and McCown on a HyRed patent. The patent was issued in 2003 to UW-Madison's patent and licensing organization, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). Growers have also playe...

Beagles win first round in fight for reprieve from patenting

...Trademark Office (USPTO) has agreed to reexamine a patent on beagle dogs following a legal challenge filed i...em (UT) in Austin, Texas. The dogs claimed in the patent are intended for use in experiments. "It is fundamentally illegitimate and flawed to consider any a...

Super-effective 'jumping gene' created

...ructions. The researchers have filed a provisional patent on the artificial gene. Han found that mammalian cells readily used the artificial gene, translating its genetic information into RNA and then into the proteins that help the gene jump. In a standard test of jumping genes' activity, the artificial ...

A new way to kill cancer: SLU research shows viruses can destroy lung, colon tumors

...lected tumor types with great specificity." A U.S. patent (No. 6,627,190) for this technology was awarded last year to Dr. Wold and his team of researchers. Introgen and VirRx, a biotechnology company founded by Wold and with a primary interest in cancer gene therapy, are collaborating on new therapies for ...

Research points to potential obesity treatment

... storage and metabolism. In April, they received a patent on the use of MSH analogs -- chemicals that mimic MSH -- as potential treatments for obesity (U.S. Patent #6,716,810). Brennan is an associate research professor at the Eleanor Roosevelt Institute at the University of Denver (ERI) and Hochgeschwender...

UCSD bioengineers develop first genome-scale computational model of gene regulation

... such as mice and even humans. UCSD has filed a patent on the model and is negotiating a license agreement. Palsson's group at UCSD will continue to develop the E. coli model, and is also beginning to model the regulatory network in yeast, a single-cell organism more closely related to human cells. M...

Nerac to expand patent collection with 17 more resources

...d an agreement with Univentio to add 17 additional patent databases from around the world. Beginning this month, Nerac plans to incorporate the patent files over the next year and a half. Clients will receive updates as each new database becomes avail...

David Rosmarin wins 2004 Sarber Award from American Society for Microbiology

...logies, and Rosmarin has applied for a provisional patent for it. He has already used the probe to rapidly diagnose cases of meningitis caused by bacteria and viruses. Because it is more sensitive and accurate, the C-probe holds great promise as a rapid and efficient way for physicians to determine the caus...

PTC Therapeutics' researchers identify biochemical pathway important for modulating cell growth

...therapeutic intervention. PTC has filed worldwide patent applications to secure its ownership rights in all aspects of this discovery. "This important finding adds to our repertoire of post-transcriptional mechanisms of RNA processing and illustrates our expertise in RNA biology. We are excited by the d...

Genetic sequence identified for anti-bacterial sea slug protein

...ming processes. Derby, who has filed a provisional patent for Escapin's genetic sequence, plans to submit an academic paper for publication on the protein within the next several months. His research team includes former doctorate student and postdoctoral researcher Paul Johnson, GSU researchers Hsiuchin Ya...

Hopkins scientists overcome main obstacle to making tons of short, drug-like proteins

...tor of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, have a patent on the synthetic process under review at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. To make a peptide library from the pot of modified amino acids, researchers would mix the pot with ribosomes and random sequence messenger RNAs that reflect the possible c...

Surprises found in gene variation associated with schizophrenia

...nd the National Institutes of Health (NIH) share a patent for this X-chromosome gene polymorphism, known as HOPA12pb. The study results appeared in the February 11 online issue of the American Journal of Medical Genetics. "While this polymorphism makes us more vulnerable to a certain illness, i...

Making the most of stem cells

...of the journal Biotechnology and Bioengineering. A patent for the technology has been applied for through the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation....

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