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US20110065650 Methods of Inhibiting Tumor Cell Proliferation  
The invention provides methods for inhibiting tumor cell proliferation by inhibiting FoxM1B activity, expression, or nuclear localization in a tumor cell. The invention also provides methods for...
US20110064609 HIGH SURFACE AREA CERAMIC COATED FIBERS  
A method of manufacturing a ceramic coated fiber comprises heat treating an activated carbon coated fiber containing a ceramic precursor, to form a ceramic coated fiber.
US20110063718 Optical frequency up-conversion of femtosecond pulses into targeted single bands in the visible and ultraviolet  
An apparatus and methods for generating a substantially supercontinuum-free widely-tunable multimilliwatt source of radiation characterized by a narrowband line profile. The apparatus and methods...
US20110062014 PLASMA REACTOR  
A plasma reactor (10) is provided. The plasma reactor (10) includes a reaction chamber (12) formed by a wall (13). Proximate to the first end of the reaction chamber, the plasma reactor includes a...
7907272 Fiber optic spectroscopic digital imaging sensor and method for flame properties monitoring  
A system for real-time monitoring of flame properties in combustors and gasifiers which includes an imaging fiber optic bundle having a light receiving end and a light output end and a...
7906320 Fluorescence based biosensor  
A novel biosensor comprises at least one fluorophore and at least two quenchers, and is capable of selectively and specifically detecting the presence of an ion in the presence of other ions.
7904512 Methods and systems for computer based collaboration  
An exemplary method for computer based collaboration between a plurality of participants communicating over a data network comprises steps of receiving communications data with the computer, using...
7902353 Nucleic acid enzyme biosensors for ions  
Disclosed are compositions and methods for the sensitive and selective detection of ions using nucleic acid enzymes.
7901660 Quaternary oxides and catalysts containing quaternary oxides  
A quaternary oxide includes a dopant metal, a dopant nonmetal, titanium, and oxygen. The atomic ratio of titanium, oxygen and dopant nonmetal may be 1:0.5-1.99:0.01-1.5. Quaternary oxides may be...
US20110052630 Compositions and Methods Using Herpes Simplex Virus  
Provided herein are methods and compositions for use in treating HSV-related conditions and diseases.
7897635 HIV protease inhibitors  
Compounds useful for inhibiting HIV protease are disclosed. Methods of making the compounds, and their use as therapeutic agents, for example, in treating wild-type HIV and of multidrug-resistant...
US20110046074 HIGHLY PERMEABLE POLYMERIC MEMBRANES  
Provided are substantially flat membranes that include a block or graft co-polymer and a water transport protein, such as Aquaporin-Z, or a synthetic mimic of such proteins. Also provided are...
US20110044958 ACTIVATED MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS FOR THE PREVENTION AND REPAIR OF INFLAMMATORY STATES  
Inflammatory cytokines e.g. IFN-γ serve as initiating stimuli for MSC immunosuppressive activity in vivo. Other inflammatory cytokines, such as TNF alpha, the molecule hemoxygenase I, and TLR ...
7893035 Multicistronic constructs with siRNA to inhibit tumors  
Multicistronic short interfering RNA constructs targeting in various combinations a human urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (uPAR), human urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA),...
7892804 Arabinitol dehydrogenases from Neurospora crassa  
Stable and active arabinitol dehydrogenases (LAD) from Neurospora crassa and mutants thereof are disclosed. Arabinitol dehydrogenases are useful in the production of xylitol and ethanol from an...
7892734 Aptamer based colorimetric sensor systems  
The present invention provides an aptamer-based calorimetric sensor system for determining the presence and optionally the concentration of an analyte in a sample. Methods of utilizing the sensor...
US20110041058 SYSTEM FOR CYBER INVESTIGATION AND DATA MANAGEMENT  
A system for executing a cyber investigation by a non-expert user, including a computer having a processor, a memory, and a display; a computer-readable medium having stored thereon instructions...
US20110039980 Solvent-Promoted Self-Healing Materials  
A composite material includes a solid polymer matrix, a plurality of capsules and a liquid, in the capsules. The liquid includes from 50 to 100 wt % of a solvent, and from 0 to 50 wt % of a...
US20110037102 HYBRID PLASMA-SEMICONDUCTOR OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICES AND TRANSISTORS  
The invention provides combination semiconductor and plasma devices, including transistors and phototransistors. A preferred embodiment hybrid plasma semiconductor device has active solid state...
7888625 Method and apparatus for producing linearized optical signals with a light-emitting transistor  
A method for producing an optical output in substantially linear relationship with an electrical AC signal, includes the following steps: providing a light-emitting transistor having emitter, base,...
7888468 Cytotoxic factors for modulating cell death  
Cytotoxic factors having use in modulating cell death, and their use in methods of treating necrosis or apoptosis-related conditions are disclosed. The invention also relates to methods for...
7888199 PNP light emitting transistor and method  
A semiconductor light-emitting transistor device, including: a bipolar pnp transistor structure having a p-type collector, an n-type base, and a p-type emitter; a first tunnel junction coupled with...
US20110033887 Three-Dimensional Microfabricated Bioreactors with Embedded Capillary Network  
In an aspect, the present invention uses projection micro stereolithography to generate three-dimensional microvessel networks that are capable of supporting and fostering growth of a cell...
US20110031409 Fluorescence detection enhancement using photonic crystal extraction  
Enhancement of fluorescence emission from fluorophores bound to a sample and present on the surface of two-dimensional photonic crystals is described. The enhancement of fluorescence is achieved by...
7884326 Manipulator for rotating and translating a sample holder  
A manipulator for use in e.g. a Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) is described, said manipulator capable of rotating and translating a sample holder (4). The manipulator clasps the round...
7880026 MOF synthesis method  
A rapid, simple and versatile metal organic framework molecule (MOF) synthesis method particularly adapted to make non-linear MOFs includes heating MOF precursors, such as a metal or metal oxide...
US20110020910 METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR IMPROVING SUGAR TRANSPORT, MIXED SUGAR FERMENTATION, AND PRODUCTION OF BIOFUELS  
The present disclosure relates to host cells containing a recombinant polynucleotide encoding a polypeptide where the polypeptide transports cellodextrin into the cell. The present disclosure...
US20110020364 METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS INVOLVING PBEF INHIBITORS FOR LUNG INFLAMMATION CONDITIONS AND DISEASES  
The present invention concerns methods and compositions involving inhibitors of Pre-B Cell Colony Enhancing Factor (PBEF) for inflammatory conditions and diseases, including acute lung injury...
7875654 System for forming janus particles  
The invention is a method of forming Janus particles, that includes forming an emulsion that contains initial particles, a first liquid, and a second liquid; solidifying the first liquid to form a...
US20110015397 Selective Aliphatic C-H Oxidation  
A composition including a complex of a metal, a tetradentate ligand, at least one ancillary ligand, and a counterion may be used for selective sp3 C—H bond oxidation. The tetradentate ligand may i...
US20110014241 Therapeutic Cancer Antigens  
The present invention relates to cells, pharmaceutical compositions, tumor vaccines, kits and methods for inhibiting cell proliferation or tumor growth in a mammal, specifically, the invention...
7872563 Variably porous structures  
A method of making a monolithic porous structure, comprises electrodepositing a material on a template; removing the template from the material to form a monolithic porous structure comprising the...
7871787 Methods for diagnosing endometriosis  
Provided herein is a method for diagnosing and monitoring endometriosis in a subject by measuring levels of the β-subunit of fibrinogen.
US20110008311 Animal Model and Use of 17Beta-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase Type 7 in the Diagnosis of Anencephaly  
The present invention features a non-human animal in which is deficient in the expression of endogenous 17β Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenases Type 7 and use of the same in screening methods for agents ...
7869032 Biosensors with porous dielectric surface for fluorescence enhancement and methods of manufacture  
Biosensors are disclosed which include a surface for binding to sample molecule to the biosensor in the form of a porous, thin film of dielectric material, e.g., TiO2. In one example the porous,...
7867457 Plasma reactor for the production of hydrogen-rich gas  
A plasma reactor (10) is provided. The plasma reactor (10) includes a reaction chamber (12) formed by a wall (13). Proximate to the first end of the reaction chamber, the plasma reactor includes a...
7862992 Dynamic fermentation controller  
One or more set point values are generated by a dynamic fermentation controller for one or more of temperature, pH, and enzyme dosage for a fermentation system. The one or more set point values are...
US20100331445 Systems For Self-Healing Composite Materials  
A composite material precursor composition includes a matrix precursor, a first plurality of capsules including a liquid polymerizer, an activator, and an accelerant. The liquid polymerizer...
US20100330220 DIRECTED ASSEMBLY OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL STRUCTURES WITH MICRON-SCALE FEATURES  
Polyelectrolyte inks comprising a solvent, a cationic polyelectrolyte dissolved in the solvent, and an anionic polyelectrolyte dissolved in the solvent, are described. The concentration of at least...
US20100328306 LARGE FORMAT HIGH RESOLUTION INTERACTIVE DISPLAY  
An interactive display device of a preferred embodiment includes a display surface and a touch interface associated with the display surface. A first LCD layer generates a dynamic parallax barrier...
7858745 Use of specifically engineered enzymes to enhance the efficacy of prodrugs  
The invention provides methods for enhancing efficiency of prodrugs by specifically engineered enzymes with enhanced activity towards nucleoside analogs used in cancer chemotherapy, and delivering...
7854505 Passive and active photonic crystal structures and devices  
The present invention provides photonic crystal devices, device components and methods for preventing transmission of electromagnetic radiation from one or more laser sources or laser modes so as...
US20100317132 Printed Assemblies of Ultrathin, Microscale Inorganic Light Emitting Diodes for Deformable and Semitransparent Displays  
Described herein are printable structures and methods for making, assembling and arranging electronic devices. A number of the methods described herein are useful for assembling electronic devices...
US20100316676 Bisphosphonate Compounds and Methods for Bone Resorption Diseases, Cancer, Bone Pain, Immune Disorders, and Infectious Diseases  
Bisphosphonate compounds and related methods of making and using are disclosed, including pyridinium-1-yl, quinolinium-1-yl, and related compounds. The activity of compounds is disclosed in the...
US20100315087 APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a Magnetic Resonance Imaging system comprising a Magnetic Resonance (MR) scanner to selectively couple to...
US20100315083 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Method for Quantitative and Qualitative Measurement of Natural Products  
Provided herein are various methods and systems for analyzing natural products by quantitative proton nuclear magnetic resonance (qHNMR). A method is provided for quantitative and qualitative...
US20100315018 Method and apparatus for producing linearized optical signals  
A method for producing an optical output in substantially linear relationship with an input electrical AC signal, including the following steps: providing a light-emitting transistor having...
US20100311665 Method and Composition for Potentiating an Opiate Analgesic  
Composition and methods of treating pain and reducing or reversing tolerance to opiate analgesics are disclosed. The composition and method utilize an opiate analgesic and an endothelin antagonist...
7847719 Signal processors, signal processing methods, and digital filter configuration methods  
Signal processors, signal processing methods, and digital filter configuration methods are discussed. In one arrangement, a signal processor includes a common node; a plurality of channels, each...
7847152 Use of tryptophan indole and anthranilate analogs as plant transformation selection agents  
Methods and compositions are described using tryptophan analogs, indole analogs, and mixtures thereof as agents for selecting plant cells that have been transformed with an anthranilate synthase...