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A Diagnostic Kit for Assessing Exposure or Infection by the Koala Family of Retroviruses by nih.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Description of Invention: Inventors at the NIH have discovered a new family of infectious koala retroviruses that are correlated with the development of ... Read on »
A DsbC Expression Vector for the Production of Proteins with Disulfide Bonds in the Cytosol of E.... by nih.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education Description of Invention: Many proteins of biomedical importance contain disulfide bonds and such proteins are notoriously difficult to produce in Escher ... Read on »
A Fertility Test to Detect Ovarian Autoimmune Disease Using Human Recombinant MATER Protein by nih.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Description of Invention: The inventors have identified MATER, a gene that plays an important role in fertility, and have shown that antibodies against M ... Read on »
A Fold-Back Diabody Format for Diphtheria Toxin-Based Immunotoxins That Can Increase Binding and... by nih.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Description of Invention: NIH inventors, in collaboration with Scott and White Memorial Hospital inventors, have developed new immunotoxins comprising a ... Read on »
A Fundus Photo-Stimulation System and Method by nih.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health Description of Invention: Available for licensing and commercial development is an optical system which permits targeted photo-stimulation of the retina ... Read on »
A Gene Expression Profile that Predicts Ovarian Cancer Patient Response to Chemotherapy by nih.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Description of Invention: Ovarian cancer is a poor prognosis disease that remains the most lethal of all gynecologic malignancies. Warning symptoms do n ... Read on »
A Gene Expression Signature Identifying Pro-Angiogenic Genes in Ovarian Tumor Endothelial Cell... by nih.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Description of Invention: Cancer is a heterogeneous disease that requires multimodality therapy. Most of the therapeutic approaches for ovarian cancer h ... Read on »
A Gene Therapy to Treat Lung Cancer by nih.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Description of Invention: This invention relates to the identification of a new tumor suppressor gene named Caliban from Drosophila melanogaster and Sero ... Read on »
A Hand Held Portable Device Based on Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) as a Light Source for Use in the... by nih.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education Description of Invention: The FDA is seeking a device company to commercialize its patent pending hand held portable device for the detection of counterf ... Read on »
A High-Throughput Assay for Detection and Monitoring of Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals in Water... by nih.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Description of Invention: This technology describes a high-throughput, fluorescence-based method to detect endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in water ... Read on »
A Highly Potent Human sRAGE Protein for Treating Vascular Disease, Injury, or Inflammation by nih.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Description of Invention: The receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) is a cell surface protein that triggers signaling pathways leading to i ... Read on »
A Highly Sensitive ELISA for Detection of Serum Levels of Soluble IL-15 Receptor Alpha by nih.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Description of Invention: The invention is an ELISA based assay that can be used in the clinical setting to detect the presence of soluble human IL-15 re ... Read on »
A Look Inside NLM's New Exhibition, "Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness" by nih.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine "There's nothing else like this," says NIH postdoctoral fellow Alika Maunakea during a visit to the National Library of Medicine’s new exhibition, Native Voices: Nat ... Read on »
A Method of Identifying Cdk5/p35 Modulators, and Possible Diagnostic or Therapeutic Uses for... by nih.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Description of Invention: Cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (Cdk5) is a serine/threonine cyclin-dependent kinase that is highly expressed in the central nervous ... Read on »
A Method of Measuring Ultraviolet A (UVA) Protection in Sunscreen Products by nih.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Description of Invention: There are different types of ultraviolet (UV) rays in sunlight. UVB radiation causes redness (erythema) or sunburn. While UVA ... Read on »
A Method of Reducing Cholesterol Biosynthesis with Specific MicroRNAs by nih.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Description of Invention: This technology is directed to the discovery of specific microRNAs that target and downregulate enzymes within the cholesterol ... Read on »
A Method to Expand a Population of Regulatory T Cells Optimal for the Treatment of Autoimmune... by nih.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Description of Invention: The transfusion of regulatory T cells (Tregs) has been used in the clinic to successfully prevent graft vs. host disease and is ... Read on »
A MicroRNA Profile for Androgen Responsive Prostate Cancer by nih.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Description of Invention: This invention describes a microRNA gene expression profile in prostate cancers that correlates with androgen responsiveness. ... Read on »
A Molecular Link Between Sleep and Liver Fat by nih.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Scientists have discovered a molecular link between the body's biological clock and fat production in the liver. The finding may help explain why disrupting daily cycles, ... Read on »
A Mouse Model for Human Osteoarthritis by nih.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Description of Invention: Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and affects more than 20 million Americans, costing billions of dollar ... Read on »