Tevosol achieves US patent protection for organ transplant device

A patent acceptance in the US is the most recent reason to celebrate after a year of successes for Tevosol, a medical device company aiming to increase the number of viable donated organs worldwide. In the last 12 months, Tevosol secured $2 million in financing, won the DynaLIFE Health Stream at the VenturePrize awards, and […]

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High-Quality, Fast 3D Ultrasound Imaging

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3D ultrasound imaging has become of tremendous value in obstetrics, gynaecology, radiology, cardiology, and image-guided surgery and therapy. The increasing use of 3D ultrasound has been due to the limitations of 2D viewing of 3D anatomy using conventional ultrasound. However, despite significant advances in 3D imaging techniques, commercially available technology suffers from low resolution, speed […]

New Methods of Phosvitin Extraction from Egg Yolk

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Eggs have long been recognized as a source of high-quality protein and other important nutrients in the human diet. Phosvitin is a principal phosphoprotein present in egg yolk and represents about 11% of egg yolk proteins and 4% of yolk dry matter. Phosvitin exhibits greater metal chelating ability than casein phosphopeptides, which are currently used […]

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Plant DGAT-1 Variants with Enhanced Oil Formation

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As demand for vegetable oils for both food and industrial use continues to increase, new strategies are required to increase seed oil content and optimize fatty acid composition. In this way, the total seed oil and preferred fatty acid accumulation per area can be enhanced by maximizing the amount of oil accumulated in each seed. […]

New Dehydropiperidine Compounds for Treatment of Glioblastoma

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Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most aggressive form of brain cancer. Typically treatment involves surgery after which chemotherapy and radiation therapies are used. The medication temozolomide is frequently used as part of chemotherapy. Because of their mode of action, these therapies act mainly on cells that are rapidly dividing. However, there is a small population […]

An Accurate System for Measuring Currents in Bundled Conductors

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Current measurement is desired for various applications, including operation monitoring, energy metering and troubleshooting of utility systems. Existing methods for current measurement are designed for single conductors (i.e. clamp on current probe). But to measure currents in bundled conductors enclosed in a structure (i.e. Teck, Romex cable, PVC conduit) without isolating them is a challenging […]

Polymer Nanofibers for Rapid Dewatering of Fine Tailings

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The main objective of tailings ponds remediation is to remove water so that a trafficable load-bearing surface can be produced within a reasonable time frame to allow subsequent reclamation. A tailings pond includes water, sand, clay and residual oil that remain after oil sands processing. Once in the pond, the sand quickly sinks to the […]

Efficient Ordinary Differential Equation Solver Using Stochastic Circuitry

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Ordinary differential equations are widely used in the modeling of natural processes in physics, chemistry, biology, engineering and social studies. Solving problems for a large scale system with conventional digital circuits are generally computationally intensive and slow. Conversely, the use of parallel computations in GPUs have accelerated computation speed at the cost of power consumption. […]

Nanocrystalline Cellulose Hydrogel for Prevention of Bacterial Adhesion

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University of Alberta researchers have developed a hydrogel formulation by using a nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC) polymer that has potential to prevent biofilm formation via physical resistance mechanism.  Given that 80% of microbial infections in the body are caused by biofilms, preventing biofilm-formation via medical devices provides an effective strategy for prevention of bacterial infection.

The formulation […]