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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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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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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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Illinois Ignite: Researchers to Showcase Breakthroughs in Healthcare, Computing, and Advanced Manufacturing

Illinois Ignite 2020 will feature technologies and startups from the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois-Chicago, and Illinois Institute of Technology. The virtual…
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Patent of the Week: A More Accurate Cancer Diagnosis for Improved Treatment Planning

Two cancer researchers at the University of Chicago in 1995 hypothesized that there was an intermediate state for patients with metastatic cancer. They called this state "oligometastasis," which is…
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AI, Measurements Workshop to Explore the Intersection of Machine Learning and Physics

The University of Chicago’s Office of Research and National Laboratories Joint Task Force Initiative earlier this year awarded a second round of AI + Science grants to three projects and…

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