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WARF Advances in Health Care | October 2023

Top licensing prospects from the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Specific Rheumatoid Factors as Diagnostic and Therapeutic Tools
Peptides that bind to the rheumatoid factors can be used to identify patients at risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis and to develop treatments for COVID-19.
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Bioprinting Functional Human Neural Tissues
This standardized platform rapidly and reliably generates a functional human neural tissue model for neurological disease study and drug screening.
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Biomaterials Coating for On-Demand Bacteria Delivery to Treat Colitis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Two UW-Madison researchers have developed a sequential coating strategy to improve the efficacy of probiotics used in the treatment of IBD.
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T Cell Specific Biomarkers for Predicting Graft-Vs-Host Disease and/or Relapse 
The biomarkers can predict graft-vs-host disease (GVHD) and/or relapse following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT).
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Respiratory Virus Infection Diagnostics
UW-Madison researchers have identified differentially DNA methylated regions (DMRs) and positions (DMPs) that predict COVID-19 severity, prognosis and outcomes.
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Flow-Resolved, Three-Dimensional Imaging
A team of radiologists and medical physicists have developed a method for 4D (3D + time) reconstruction of arterial blood flow from a single contrast-enhanced cone beam CT sweep.
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