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Predicting Glucoregulatory Dysfunction

The term glucoregulatory dysfunction covers a spectrum of disorders from insulin resistance to prediabetes and diabetes. Problems associated with glucoregulatory dysfunction and obesity dominate healt...
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Dhanansayan Shanmuganayagam, Rozalyn Anderson, Ricki Colman, James Ntambi, Mary Lindstrom, Michael Polewski, Maggie Burhans | P150057US02

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Growth Factor Regulation in Blood Products for Improved Wound Healing

Growth factor regulation is a key function of the extracellular matrix and critical for proper blood vessel growth and maturation during wound healing. In particular, blood vessel sprouting is essenti...
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William Murphy, David Belair, Ngoc Nhi Le, Michael Toepke, Nicholas Impellitteri, Connie Chamberlain | P160179US01

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Digital Otoscope for Optimal Access, Visualization

An otoscope is a classic handheld medical device that allows doctors to look into the ear canal and tympanic membrane (eardrum). It is used to diagnose ear infections, membrane ruptures and foreign ob...
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James Berbee, Gregory Rebella, Azita Hamedani | P150259US01

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Otoscope Providing Improved Ear Canal Access

An otoscope is a classic, handheld medical device that allows a doctor to look into the ear canal and tympanic membrane (eardrum). This is important for diagnosing ear infections, membrane ruptures an...
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James Berbee, Azita Hamedani, Gregory Rebella | P140406US01

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Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion

An estimated eight out of 10 people will be affected by a spine condition during their lifetime, making treatment options like spinal fusion surgery imperative. Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure i...
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Nathaniel Brooks, Meghan Anderson, Hannah Meyer, Hannah Pezzi, Amy Slawson, Andrea Schuster | P140303US01

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Foot Harness for Patients Relearning to Walk

Walking impairment can be caused by many factors such as aging, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy and other conditions that disrupt balance and posture. Stroke, for example, is the leading cause...
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Kreg Gruben, Wendy Boehm | P150292US01

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Improved Neuron Electrode Array Uses Graphene

During electrocorticography (ECoG), electrodes are placed directly on the exposed surface of the brain or spinal cord to record electrical signals. The practice is used to conduct neuroscience researc...
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Zhenqiang Ma, Justin Williams, Dong-Wook Park, Amelia Schendel, Solomon Mikael | P140254US01

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Biomarkers for Detecting Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men, causing more than 27,000 deaths every year. An estimated one man in seven will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. ...
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David Jarrard, Bing Yang | P130258US03

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Monitoring Tumor Ablation in Real Time

As an alternative to surgery, thermal ablation is a method of treating tumors of the liver, kidney, lung and other body parts. In the process, a slender antenna or probe is inserted through the skin t...
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Christopher Brace, Peng Wang | P130294US01

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Bedside Diagnosis of Swallowing Disorders

Approximately 15 million Americans suffer from a swallowing disorder (dysphagia). People with acid reflux, a neurological disorder or cancer of the head and neck are particularly at risk. The leading ...
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Matthew Hoffman, Jack Jiang, Timothy McCulloch, Zhixian Geng | P130237US01

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Eardrum Nanomembrane Offers Tinnitus Care

Tinnitus is the perception of a sound with no external source. The sounds could be produced within a patient’s own body, like crackling caused by muscle spasms, or wholly imagined. Either way, d...
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Robert Blick, Burke Richmond | P120327US01

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Seat with Adjustable Dynamic Joint

In today’s increasingly sedentary and technology-dependant culture, people spend long hours sitting every day. Prolonged sitting has an extensive and well-documented list of negative health effects ...
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Hans Jensen, Robert Jensen | T07027US

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Calibrated Drill Sleeve Also Protects Soft Tissue

Drills are commonly used during orthopedic surgery to place screws that allow fixation of fractured bones. One problem that surgeons face while drilling is the overlying soft tissue becoming entangled...
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Kenneth Xu, Austin Crow, Josh Kolz, Sarah Sandock, John Renfrew | P120364US01

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Tactile Button Panel for Use with Touch Screens

Touch screen systems have many advantages, including simplification of the user's task and elimination of a separate keyboard. However, touch screen systems present an insurmountable barrier to many p...
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Gregg Vanderheiden, David Kelso, J. Bern Jordan | P110167US01

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