College Park, MD, United States

University of Maryland College Park

www.umd.edu
College Park, MD, United States

The University of Maryland, College Park is a public research university located in the city of College Park in Prince George's County, Maryland, approximately 8 miles from Washington, D.C. Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland is the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland. It is considered a Public Ivy institution, meaning it is a public university with a quality of education comparable to those of the private Ivy League. With a fall 2010 enrollment of more than 37,000 students, over 100 undergraduate majors, and 120 graduate programs, Maryland is the largest university in the state and the largest in the Washington Metropolitan Area. It is a member of the Association of American Universities and competes athletically as a member of the Big Ten Conference.The University of Maryland's proximity to the nation's capital has resulted in strong research partnerships with the Federal government. Many members of the faculty receive research funding and institutional support from agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration , the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Department of Homeland Security.The operating budget of the University of Maryland in fiscal year 2009 was projected to be approximately US$1.531 billion. For the same fiscal year, the University of Maryland received a total of $518 million in research funding, surpassing its 2008 mark by $118 million. As of May 11, 2012, the university's "Great Expectations" campaign had exceeded $950 million in private donations. Wikipedia.

SEARCH FILTERS
Time filter
Source Type

Patent
Leafpro LLC and University of Maryland College Park | Date: 2017-03-30

This invention describes a novel composition of matter describing a complex comprising leaf protein and a lipophilic substance(s), along with the method of producing it. Delivery of lipid-soluble materials into the body is challenging because they are generally highly insoluble in water and very subject to oxidative degradation. The inventors have found that leaf proteinthe water-soluble proteins derived from plant leavescan efficiently form a complex with lipophilic materials. This leaf protein-lipid-soluble material complex is an effective carrier of lipophilic substances. As such, the leaf protein-lipid-soluble material complex disclosed herein can be used for the delivery of lipophilic vitamins, fatty acids, caretenoids, lipophilic drugs, and other lipophilic materials. This complex can be used to deliver lipophiles in foods, nutritional and dietary supplements, topical compositions and in pharmaceutical products.


Patent
Washington State University, University of Maryland College Park and University of Edinburgh | Date: 2017-05-24

The present invention provides livestock animals and methods to create recipient animals for spermatogonial stem cell transplantation through modulation of the NANOS gene. In one embodiment genome editing issued to create animals with insertions or deletions (indels) that inactivate or otherwise modulate NANOS gene activity so that resulting males lack functional germ cells yet retain functional somatic cells, and females are fertile. These males can then be transplanted with donor spermatogonial stem cells and used for breeding.


Patent
University of Maryland College Park | Date: 2016-08-31

Placement of microphones and design of filters in a microphone network are solved simultaneously. Using filterbanks with multiple sub-channels for each microphone, the design of the filter response is solved simultaneously with placement. By using an objective function that penalizes the number of sub-channels in any solution, only some of many possible sub-channels and corresponding microphones and filters are selected while also solving for the filter responses for the selected sub-channels. For a given target location, the location of the microphones and the filter responses to beamform are optimized.


Patent
Washington State University, University of Maryland College Park and University of Edinburgh | Date: 2015-07-14

The present invention provides livestock animals and methods to create recipient animals for spermatogonial stem cell transplantation through modulation of the NANOS gene. In one embodiment genome editing issued to create animals with insertions or deletions (indels) that inactivate or otherwise modulate NANOS gene activity so that resulting males lack functional germ cells yet retain functional somatic cells, and females are fertile. These males can then be transplanted with donor spermatogonial stem cells and used for breeding.


At least one tactile sensor includes an insulating layer and a conductive layer formed on the surface of the insulating layer. The conductive layer defines at least one group of flexible projections extending orthogonally from the surface of the insulating layer. The flexible projections include a major projection extending a distance orthogonally from the surface and at least one minor projection that is adjacent to and separate from the major projection wherein the major projection extends a distance orthogonally that is greater than the distance that the minor projection extends orthogonally. Upon a compressive force normal to, or a shear force parallel to, the surface, the major projection and the minor projection flex such that an electrical contact resistance is formed between the major projection and the minor projection. A capacitive tactile sensor is also disclosed that responds to the normal and shear forces.


Patent
University of Maryland, Baltimore and University of Maryland College Park | Date: 2017-05-17

The present invention provides a method of treating a condition affecting a tooth or periodontium in a subject, comprising administering to the subjects tooth or periodontium a composition comprising biocompatible magnetic, magnetizable, or magnetically responsive agents; and applying an external magnetic field, wherein the magnetic, magnetizable, or magnetically responsive agents migrate to a desired location in response to the externally applied magnetic field, thereby treating a condition affecting the tooth or periodontium in the subject.


Patent
Sarepta Therapeutics, The United States Of America and University of Maryland College Park | Date: 2016-03-29

Provided are methods of treatment in subjects having progeroid diseases and related conditions which rely upon LMNA-targeted antisense oligonucleotides for reducing expression of one or more aberrantly spliced LMNA mRNA isoforms that encode progerin.


In this study, for the first time, protective efficacy of gD against ILTV challenge was evaluated. Immunization with recombinant Newcastle disease virus expressing ILTV gD induced a higher level of neutralizing antibodies and offered complete protection to chickens against lethal ILTV challenge. Uses of recombinant NDV as a vaccine vector are also described.


Patent
The United States Of America and University of Maryland College Park | Date: 2015-09-22

Methods for treating plants or fruits, involving contacting the plants or fruits with a solvothermal prepared metal-organic framework which releases at least one gas (e.g., ethylene) to treat the plants or fruits.


Grebmeier J.M.,University of Maryland College Park
Annual Review of Marine Science | Year: 2012

Recent changes in the timing of sea ice formation and retreat, along with increasing seawater temperatures, are driving shifts in marine species composition that may signal marine ecosystem reorganization in the Pacific Arctic sector. Interannual variability in seasonal sea ice retreat in the northern Bering Sea has been observed over the past decade; north of the Bering Strait, the Chukchi Sea ecosystem has had consistent earlier spring sea ice retreat and later fall sea ice formation. The latitudinal gradient in sea ice persistence, water column chlorophyll, and carbon export to the sediments has a direct impact on ecosystem structure in this Arctic/sub-Arctic complex. Large-scale decadal patterns in the benthic biological system are driven by sea ice extent, hydrographic forcing, and export production that influences benthic processes. Shifts in species composition and northward faunal range expansions indicate a changing system. The shifting patterns of life and change in key biological processes have the potential for a system-wide reorganization of the marine ecosystem. Copyright © 2012 by Annual Reviews. All rights reserved.

Loading University of Maryland College Park collaborators
Loading University of Maryland College Park collaborators