Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

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Zip-Lignin™ Assay: An Analysis and Validation Tool

To produce pulp from wood, harsh chemicals are applied during cooking and bleaching mainly because lignin is tough to break down. To make it easier to degrade, Wisconsin researchers discovered how che...
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John Ralph, Steven Karlen, Fachuang Lu, Dharshana Padmakshan | P150118US02

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Circulating Tumor Cell Assay Using Simple Blood Draw

Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are cells shed from tumor deposits that flow into the bloodstream. They are detected at a frequency of about one CTC per one billion surrounding blood cells. The great h...
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David Beebe, Joshua Lang, Ben Casavant, Scott Berry, Lindsay Strotman | P130171US01

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New Mass Spectrometry Detector Uses Optically Active Membrane

Mass spectrometers are analytical instruments that can precisely measure the mass of molecules to determine their composition and identity. Generally, the molecules are ionized and then accelerated by...
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Robert Blick, Jonathan Rodriguez, Hyunseok Kim, Zlatan Aksamija, Wolfgang Hansen, Christian Heyn | P140174US01

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Influenza Reporter Virus Imaged In Vivo

Currently, it is not possible to visualize the in vivo dynamics of an influenza infection. All existing models rely on proxies to measure viral replication (e.g., viral concentration in nasal washes) ...
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Andrew Mehle | P130288US01

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