New Piezoelectric/resistive Hybrid Systems for Structural Health Monitoring (SHM)

How has technology been validated: Testing electrical conductivity of sensor; Testing ability to stick to surfaces at various temperatures Researchers at Purdue University have developed new structural health monitoring (SHM) sensors for civil structures including buildings, bridges, dams, pipelines, aircraft, ships, and large machine equipment. Environmental changes are often wearing on the materials of these […]

9561 – Cell-free DNA in blood reveals cell, tissue and organ specific injury associated with COVID-19

COVID-19 patients present with disparate clinical manifestations leading to different life-threatening complications and requiring different treatments. There is an urgent need to quickly assess disease severity and to quantify injury to multiple organs simultaneously in order to monitor patients and guide clinical management. This invention describes a minimally invasive molecular test to assess tissue and […]

9401 – Cell-free DNA Tissues-of-Origin Profiling to Predict Graft versus Host Disease and Detect Infection

Over 30,000 patients undergo hematopoietic cell transplants (HCT) each year for treatment of blood disorders. Up to 50% of patients develop graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). To manage the risk of GVHD, patients receive immunosuppression therapy, putting them at risk of infections. Early GVHD diagnosis, monitoring response to GVHD treatment, and assessing infections are critical for preventing […]

2021-002 – Covid-19 Anti-inflammatory Drugs

Background Ever-growing research into the Covid-19 pandemic has revealed a number of potential treatment options, yet a mysterious shroud still envelops the virus. From what is known at the moment, admitted patients in the late, often fatal, stages of infection express hyper-inflammatory and hyper-oxidative stress reactions. In addition, a fraction of infected individuals exhibit lung […]