UIC-2017-092 – Quantifying Terpenes in Cannabis Plant Material and Extracts

Medicinal cannabis contains aromatic compounds called terpenes. Many of these are biologically active and believed to aid in the capacity of the plant to treat certain ailments. Quantification of these compounds is crucial in monitoring the quality of the medicine produced, whether from plant material or extracts. The inventor proposes the use of headspace gas […]

UIC-2016-059 – Breast Cancer Model for endogenous tamoxifen resistance

UIC researchers have developed several clinically relevant breast cancer cell lines in order to investigate the antitumor effects of novel benzothiophene selective estrogen mimics (SEM). Among these, the T47D:A18-TAM1 cell line shows an endogenous resistance to tamoxifen. The cells also exhibit an increased expression of Protein Kinase C alpha (PKCα) which is an important player […]

UIC-2014-142 – High Power Web and Cloud Enabled Visualization Software

Current web-based collaboration systems, such as Google Hangouts, WebEx, and Skype, primarily enable single users to work with remote collaborators through video conferencing and desktop mirroring. The original SAGE software, developed in 2004 at UIC and adopted at over one hundred international sites, was designed to enable groups to work in front of large shared […]

UIC-2014-055 – Power Switching Technology for High Breakdown Voltages

Currently, the biggest problem with InAlN/GaN devices is their low breakdown voltages, which is typically less than 200V. This is not suitable for a many applications such as power switches in smart grids, or hybrid electric cars. Inventors at UIC have proposed a novel approach to make the breakdown voltage of InAlN/GaN much higher than […]

UIC-2010-081 & 2015-040 – Highly Selective and Safer 5-HT2c Receptor Agonists for the treatment of CNS diseases, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia and Obesity

Dr. Alan Kozikowski , professor at UIC College of Pharmacy, has developed a new series of agonists to the 5-HT2c receptor limiting activity at both 5-HT2a and 5-HT2b receptors. The modifications lead to the discovery of agonists with high selectivity and potency against the 5HT2c receptor. The 5-hydroxytryptamine 2C (5-HT2c) receptor is a subtype of […]

Easy to Wear Dry EEG Sensors for Human–Computer Interactions

Researchers at UC San Diego have developed a novel dry miniscule sensor that can reliably measure electroencephalogram (EEG) from human scalp in real-time. The features are listed below. A ctive noise filtering – use of a faraday cage around the sensor, filters noise out right at the sensor level, eliminating ambient noise in the environment. […]