Kansas State University, commonly shortened to Kansas State or K-State, is a public research university with its main campus in Manhattan, Kansas, United States. Kansas State was opened as the state's land-grant college in 1863 – the first public institution of higher learning in the state of Kansas. It had a record high enrollment of 24,766 students for the Fall 2014 semester.Branch campuses are located in Salina and Olathe. Salina houses the College of Technology and Aviation. The Olathe Innovation Campus is the academic research presence within the Kansas Bioscience Park, where graduate students participate in research bioenergy, animal health, plant science and food safety and security.The university is classified as a research university with high research by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Kansas State's academic offerings are administered through nine colleges, including the College of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Technology and Aviation in Salina. Graduate degrees offered include 65 master's degree programs and 45 doctoral degrees. Wikipedia.
SunEdison and Kansas State University | Date: 2015-01-29
The invention generally related to a method for preparing a layer of graphene directly on the surface of a substrate, such as a semiconductor substrate. The layer of graphene may be formed in direct contact with the surface of the substrate, or an intervening layer of a material may be formed between the substrate surface and the graphene layer.
Afasci, Inc., Kansas State University and The Regents Of The University Of California | Date: 2014-09-30
Tricyclic pyrone compounds having high oral bioavailability, excellent blood-brain barrier permeability, and low toxicity are presented. Administration of the compounds to Alzheimers Disease transgenic models resulted in substantially reduced soluble and insoluble A species in the brain without affecting general behavior and motor coordination. Furthermore, in addition to blocking the toxicity and formation of both intraneuronal and extracellular A aggregates, the compounds also increase cellular cholesterol efflux, restore axonal trafficking, and enhance hippocampal synaptic plasticity.
Kansas State University | Date: 2014-08-18
The present invention broadly provides novel peptides that can be used to form hydrogels. The peptides are short (preferably 30 amino acid residues or less) and include hydrophilic and hydrophobic segments joined by a turning segment. The hydrogels are formed by altering the pH of a solution of these peptides to an acidic level, or by introducing a source of ions into a solution of these peptides. The resulting hydrogels are shear thinning gels that have high storage moduli and high rates of recovery after destruction. They find use in medical applications, including tissue engineering.
Kansas State University | Date: 2015-07-08
Methods for synthesizing aluminum-modified silazanes, their use as polymer-derived ceramic precursors, and polymer-derived ceramics and carbon nanotube core/shell nanocomposites formed therefrom are disclosed.
Kansas State University | Date: 2015-05-18
Starch spherulites are produced by debranching of amylopectin-containing starch into short linear -1,4-linked glucans (e.g., short-chain amylose, SCA). The debranched linear glucans are directly converted into spherulites by heating the debranched starch mixture followed by cooling and crystallization to form well-developed spherulites. The spherulites exhibit controlled enzyme digestibility.