Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

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Improved Endovascular Aneurysm Occlusion Device

Cerebral aneurysms develop when the wall of a cerebral artery or vein become weakened and the blood vessel begins to balloon. To avoid this type of complication, procedures have been developed to prev...
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Kristyn Masters, Wendy Crone, Roham Moftakhar, Fangmin Xu, Beverly Aagaard-Kienitz | P08088US

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Ultrasonically Actuated Needle Pump System

Miniaturized needle systems that do not puncture capillaries are being developed in part due to problems that arise from repeat sampling, as in the case of blood sugar monitoring by diabetics. It has ...
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Amit Lal, Chung Hoon Lee | P00280US

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Ultrasound Determination of Vascular Age

Coronary heart disease is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. A key challenge facing the cardiology community is the identification of high-risk individuals who would bene...
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James Stein | P02313US

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Training Device for Muscle Activation Patterns

Movement of human limbs requires the coordination of multiple muscles. Such coordination is learned through extensive practice but can be disrupted by injuries or diseases such as traumatic brain inju...
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Kreg Gruben, Matthew Schmidt | P05358US

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Electrode Array for Radiofrequency Tissue Ablation

The liver is a common site for both primary and metastasizing cancer. Surgical resection, the preferred treatment for liver cancer, is a time consuming procedure during which the surgeon must cut thro...
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Dieter Haemmerich, David Mahvi, John Webster, David Schutt | P03367US

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Fan-Beam Microwave Horn for Improved Organ Resection

Liver cancer is the fifth most common cancer in the world and is frequently fatal.  Surgical resection currently is the preferred treatment for liver cancer.  During the time-consuming treat...
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David Mahvi, Mark Converse, Punit Prakash, John Webster | P07328US

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Methods for Identifying Neuronal Spikes

Electrodes placed deep within the brain can deliver electrical impulses directly to nerve centers for the treatment of movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and dystonia. The electrodes...
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Erwin Montgomery, He Huang, John Gale | P05217US

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Spatial Control of Signal Transduction

Development of most tissue types involves a complex interplay of multiple growth factors in well defined locations, leading to controlled differentiation of precursor cells into mature, tissue-specifi...
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William Murphy, Gregory Hudalla | P05255US

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