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  1. Current implantable electrodes face many challenges in performance and biocompatibility since rigidity and flexibility cannot be satisfied at the same time. Specifically, for long-term biocompatibility and performance, implanted probes need to further reduce their size and mechanical stiffness to match that of the surrounding cells. However, this m...
    Published: 2/14/2018
  2. Aeronautics has grown exponentially within the past century and innovations within the have propelled an assortment of industries forward. Unfortunately, even though flight is the safest form of travel, there are still present dangers. Snow, ice, and frost formation on aircraft exteriors are known to have caused numerous aviation accidents. This pr...
    Published: 2/13/2018
    Inventor(s): Konrad Rykaczewski
  3. Radiotherapy is a common medical procedure, especially for the treatment of cancers. It is a complex process aimed at maximizing delivery of the tumor dose while minimizing radiation to healthy tissues. Today, radiotherapy procedures make use of commercial dosimeters/sensors for dose verification. However, these sensors are often expensive, difficu...
    Published: 2/5/2018
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  4. Faster and cheaper genome sequencing technologies are fundamentally changing biological research and biomedical practices. Even with significant improvements, current sequencing methods are still time consuming and expensive for single genome sequencing. Nanopore sensing has emerged as a promising candidate for high throughput single-molecule level...
    Published: 1/16/2018
  5. Cancer is one of the biggest challenges facing the present healthcare community. Cancer diagnostics play a very important role in detecting the onset of disease and enabling continuous monitoring of patients in remission. Early detection of disease occurrence, progression and/or recurrence can significantly increase the chances of patient survival....
    Published: 12/13/2017
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  6. Background Nanoparticles are currently in use across a vast array of consumer products. They find application in scratch resistant coatings, active ingredients in sunscreens, stain repellant fabrics, nanoparticle-strengthened steels, and also broadly to the production, processing, safety and packaging of food. Nanotechnology is conducted at the nan...
    Published: 11/29/2017
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  7. The structure of proteins is a key factor that controls biomolecular interactions. Measuring the atomic scale structure of proteins, however, is very challenging. The most common method for determining protein structure is x-ray crystallography, but it suffers from difficult sample preparation, high sample demand and expense. Further, this method i...
    Published: 9/12/2017
    Inventor(s): Qing Hua Wang
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  8. Nanoscience is widely used today across a diverse product array. Applications such as food containers for improved product freshness, textile coatings for impact minimization, battery technologies for increased product life, cosmetics and genetic screening for drug compatibility are examples of commercial products that use nanotechnology. Nanotechn...
    Published: 9/11/2017
  9. Modern security applications have improved tremendously through integrated circuit (IC) technology. IC introduced critical advancements in compliance and counterfeit identifiers through unique and covert markings. However, the lack of consistency, quality, and availability of covert marking systems prevent advancement within this field. Current te...
    Published: 7/27/2017
    Inventor(s): Michael Kozicki
  10. Electrospinning is a fiber production method that uses electricity to draw charged threads of polymer solutions into fiber diameters. This technique is used in a variety of water purification applications. Current water purification applications use a post-treatment on the electrospun fibers in order to create pores that catch impurities. If the po...
    Published: 7/25/2017
    Keywords(s): Environmental

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