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  1. Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection that is one of the leading causes of illness and death in the subtropical and tropical areas of the world. The incidence of dengue is growing rapidly, threatening more than 2.5 billion people in more than 100 countries. Symptoms of dengue virus infection can be severe with fatality rates as high as 10% in ...
    Published: 3/28/2018
  2. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), worldwide, there are 422 million individuals with diabetes mellitus (DM). The prevalence of DM continues to grow and is projected to be the seventh leading cause of death by 2030. Supplies and treatment of DM are expensive, costing individuals, on average, $13,700 annually. However, management of DM...
    Published: 3/21/2018
  3. Measuring molecular interactions, reactions and conformational changes of molecules is an important component of molecular scale biomedical research, drug discovery and diagnostic applications. Current detection technologies fall into two categories, label-based and label-free technologies. Label-based approaches are end-point assays – they d...
    Published: 3/5/2018
    Inventor(s): Nongjian (NJ) Tao
  4. 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
  5. Antibiotic resistance has become a significant public health threat. It causes billions of healthcare-related costs as well as 2 million hospitalizations and 23,000 deaths annually in the US alone. Clinical treatment of bacterial infections, especially in acute cases of sepsis, requires multiple steps, including antibiotic susceptibility testing (A...
    Published: 1/16/2018
  6. 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
  7. Antimicrobial resistance is one of the biggest global health crises we are currently facing, and it is being accelerated by the overuse and misuse of antibiotics. There is a tendency, especially in pediatrics, to prescribe antibiotics for viral infections, or to withhold an antibiotic out of an abundance of caution. A contributing factor in antibio...
    Published: 11/6/2017
    Inventor(s): Stephen Johnston, Lu Wang
  8. Wearable biomedical devices hold the promise of early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of a number of diseases. Because they are non-invasive, they have the potential to help patients and clinicians by providing continuous monitoring prior to the onset of more severe symptoms. These devices often utilize silicon wafer-based microelectronic compo...
    Published: 9/27/2017
    Keywords(s): Flexible electronics
  9. Devices that continuously monitor cardiac activity in free living conditions are being integrated into everyday life. Cardiac sensors are an essential advancement for disease diagnostics and evaluation of post-operative progress. Also, these observations are useful for overall physical health and well-being. With today’s technology, smartpho...
    Published: 9/18/2017
  10. 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

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