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Patent of the Week: A Low-Cost and Non-Toxic Process for Creating Sustainable Material

Thin fibers made from wood, cellulose nanofibers are apt for use in materials applications because of their desirable chemical, mechanical, and environmental properties. However, isolating these materials is a…
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Detecting and Monitoring Disease Using DNA-Nanotechnology

Advanced imaging probes are enabling University of Chicago researchers to predict patient responsivity to therapeutics and monitor the progression of diseases, such as Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease and several other…
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Using Nanotechnology to Deliver ‘Potentially Transformative’ Peptide-Based Therapeutics

A physician-scientist, James Labelle is developing therapies that modify the function of the immune system – by examining why, on a molecular level, some pediatric cancers are resistant to treatment.…
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ETA Spotlight // Monica Weaver, MBA ’07

Monica Weaver, MBA 07, acquired TGI Direct in July. After years as a product manager and marketing manager with Owens Corning and USG, Monica decided to launch Carmel Hill Acquisitions…
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Polsky Weekly 10 // September 18

$1M gift supports alumni | New Booth London campus | Polsky at Chicago Water Week
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ISTC Releases 2020 R&D Index and Names Three UChicago Professors Top Researchers to Know

The Illinois Science and Technology Coalition (ISTC) this week released its latest R&D Index – as well as this year’s Researchers to Know, which includes three faculty members from the…
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The Future of Energy Storage: Bringing Batteries to the Molecular Scale

The increasing use of renewable energy and the adoption of electric vehicles among other advances are creating a significant need for inexpensive and long-lived energy storage devices. While lithium-ion batteries…
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Honey-Sweetened ‘Nice Cream’ Expands Nationally, Gives Back to the Bees

When Jessica Gartenstein, AB ’17, and Erik Nadeau, AB ’18, entered the 2017 College New Venture Challenge (CNVC), Frönen (formerly BeeNana) was just an idea. “We weren’t really thinking…
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$1 Million Gift from Booth Alumnus Leon Wagner, MBA ’77

New gift will establish the Alumni Venture Support Fund at the Polsky Center and support the Harry L. Davis Center for Leadership.
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Patent of the Week: Improving Post-CPR Outcomes in Heart Attack Patients

Cardiogenic shock occurs when the heart has been damaged and is unable to pump enough blood. It is a common cause of death, usually brought on by a severe…

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