Minneapolis, MN, United States
Minneapolis, MN, United States

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.


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Patent
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.


Patent
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.


Patent
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.


Patent
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.


Patent
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.


Patent
University of Minnesota | Date: 2017-02-27

A composition that includes asphalt component; and graphite component.


Patent
University of Minnesota | Date: 2017-03-01

The invention features methods of inhibiting the growth of, or killing, fungal and certain bacterial microorganisms with one or more of a family of glycerol-based compounds.


Patent
University of Minnesota | Date: 2017-03-03

Described herein is the use of a visible near infrared (VNIR) hyperspectral imaging system as a non-invasive diagnostic tool for early detection of Parkinsons disease (PD). Also described herein is the use of a VNIR hyperspectral imaging system in high throughput screening of potential therapeutics against PD.


The disclosure describes hard magnetic materials including -Fe16N2 and techniques for forming hard magnetic materials including -Fe16N2 using chemical vapor deposition or liquid phase epitaxy.


Patent
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.

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