National Jewish Health and The Regents Of The University Of Colorado | Date: 2015-10-02
Disclosed are methods for conditionally immortalizing stem cells, including adult and embryonic stem cells, the cells produced by such methods, therapeutic and laboratory or research methods of using such cells, and methods to identify compounds related to cell differentiation and development or to treat diseases, using such cells. A mouse model of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and cells and methods related to such mouse model are also described.
National Jewish Health | Date: 2015-05-05
The invention relates to methods of inhibiting biofilm formation or reducing biofilms in a subject or on a device or surface by administering a charged compound such as a polyamino acid to a subject, device or surface. The invention also relates to compositions for inhibiting biofilm formation or reducing biofilms.
National Jewish Health | Date: 2014-04-16
Disclosed are compositions and methods for decreasing the viscosity and/or cohesiveness of and/or increasing the liquefaction of excessively or abnormally viscous or cohesive mucus or sputum. The composition contains a protein or peptide containing a thioredoxin active-site in reduced state and optionally further contains a reducing system.
Musc Foundation For Research Development, National Jewish Health and The Regents Of The University Of Colorado | Date: 2014-02-18
Disclosed are novel inhibitors of the alternative complement pathway and particularly, novel anti-factor B antibodies. Also disclosed is the use of such inhibitors to reduce or prevent airway hyperresponsiveness and/or airway inflammation by selectively inhibiting the alternative complement pathway, thereby treating diseases in which such conditions play a role. Also disclosed is the use of such inhibitors to reduce or prevent other diseases and conditions, including ischemia-reperfusion injury, by inhibition of the alternative complement pathway.
Aeolus Inc., National Jewish Health and Duke University | Date: 2014-12-18
The present invention relates, in general, to a method of modulating physiological and pathological processes and, in particular, to a method of modulating cellular levels of oxidants and thereby processes in which such oxidants are a participant. The invention also relates to compounds and compositions suitable for use in such methods.