The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is a public research university located in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, United States. The Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses are approximately 5 miles apart, and the Saint Paul campus is actually in neighboring Falcon Heights. It is the oldest and largest campus within the University of Minnesota system and has the sixth-largest main campus student body in the United States, with 51,853 students in 2012–2013. The university is organized into 19 colleges and schools, and it has sister campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, and Rochester.Minnesota's athletic teams are known collectively as the Minnesota Golden Gophers and compete in the NCAA's Division I as members of the Big Ten Conference. Wikipedia.
University of Minnesota | Date: 2017-03-01
The present invention provides compositions that include an extract of human feces, and methods for using such compositions, including methods for replacing or supplementing or modifying a subjects colon microbiota, and methods for treating a disease, pathological condition, and/or iatrogenic condition of the colon.
University of Minnesota | Date: 2017-02-06
Disclosed herein are isolated polypeptides, antibody preparations, treatment methods, diagnostic methods, and screening methods related to tauopathy. Generally, the isolated polypeptide includes a core pentapeptide, with the proviso that the isolated polypeptide is not a native full-length tau protein. Generally, the antibody preparations include antibody that specifically binds to SEQ ID NO:12. Generally, the treatment methods include administering to a subject a composition that includes the isolated polypeptide. Generally, the diagnostic methods includes contacting a sample from a subject with an antibody preparation that includes antibody that specifically binds to SEQ ID NO:12, and then detecting a ligand in the sample that specifically binds the antibody preparation. Generally, the screening method includes incubating a mixture of caspase-2, a labeled caspase-2 cleavage substrate, and a test compound under conditions effective to permit the caspase-2 to cleave the caspase-2 cleavage substrate, then determining whether the test compound inhibits cleavage of the substrate by caspase-2.
Ecolab and University of Minnesota | Date: 2017-04-26
The present disclosure provides for a composition and method for attracting bed bugs to a trap or to a location where an insecticide or pesticide is present, or to a trap or a location where a bed bug infestation can be detected. The present disclosure provides for a composition for attracting bed bugs that includes one or more of methyl diethanolamine (MDEA), monoethanolamine (MEA), diethanolamine (DEA), triethanolamine (TEA), and dimethyl trisulfide (DMTS); a carrier; and optionally one or more amides selected from oleamide, octanamide, nonanamide, and laurylamide; urea, biuret, or triuret; and one or more aliphatic fatty acids. The present disclosure further provides for a method for treating an article by applying the composition to the article, where the article comprises a device for trapping or detecting bed bugs or a device for treating a bed bug infestation.
U.S. Department Of Veterans Affairs and University of Minnesota | Date: 2017-02-16
An ankle-foot prosthesis includes a foot plate, an ankle frame attached to the foot plate, a yoke pivotally connected to the ankle frame and including a member for attaching to a leg, a damper having a first end connected to the yoke and a second end connected to the ankle frame, and a control mechanism for switching the damper between low and high settings.
Northwestern University and University of Minnesota | Date: 2017-02-20
A method of fabricating a CMOS logic device with SWCNTs includes forming a plurality of local metallic gate structures on a substrate by depositing a metal on the substrate; forming a plurality of contacts on the substrate; and depositing the SWCNTs on the substrate, and doping a certain area of the SWCNTs to form the CMOS logic device having at least one NMOS transistor and at least one PMOS transistor. Each of the NMOS and PMOS transistors has a gate formed by one of the local metallic gate structures, and a source and a drain formed by two of the contacts respectively. The gate of each PMOS transistor and the gate of each NMOS transistor are configured to alternatively receive at least one input voltage. At least one of the drain of the PMOS transistor and the drain of the NMOS transistor is configured to output an output voltage.
University of Minnesota | Date: 2017-02-27
University of Minnesota | Date: 2017-03-13
Methods and materials useful for applying pharmacologic agents to the ear are described. The methods involve delivering a composition that contains at least one viscogenic agent and at least one pharmacologic agent to the epidermal surface of the tympanic membrane via the ear canal. The composition is delivered to the tympanic membrane in a flowable form and, after delivery to the tympanic membrane, becomes sufficiently viscous such that the pharmacologic agent is localized against the tympanic membrane. Such compositions can be used to prophylactically and/or therapeutically treat middle and inner ear conditions, including otitis media.
University of Minnesota | Date: 2017-02-22
Block copolymers include a poly -methyl--valerolactone (PMVL) block. The PMVL blocks can be formed from biosynthesized -methyl--valero lactone (MVL). The block copolymers can include hard blocks. The block copolymers can be thermoplastic elastomers.
University of Minnesota | Date: 2017-03-21
Isolated polypeptides that are endogenously expressed from nucleotide repeat expansions are disclosed. In some cases, the polypeptides include polypeptide repeats. In some cases, the polypeptide repeats include at least five contiguous repeats of a single amino acid. In other cases, the repeats include at least six contiguous amino acids of a tetra- or penta-amino acid repeat block.
University of Minnesota | Date: 2017-01-11
A system includes an aerial image database containing sensor data representing an aerial image of the earth surface, the sensor data comprising a feature vector for each pixel in the aerial image. A processor applies a plurality of classifiers to each feature vector to produce a plurality of classifier scores for each feature vector. The processor then determines a plurality of cluster probabilities for each feature vector, each cluster probability for a feature vector indicating a probability of the feature vector given a respective cluster of feature vectors. The processor uses the cluster probabilities for the feature vectors to form a respective weight for each of the plurality of classifiers. The processor combines the weights and the classifier scores to form an ensemble score for each pixel, the ensemble score indicating which of two possible land cover types is present on a portion of the earth surface represented by the pixel.