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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Chapel Hill, NC, United States

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a coeducational public research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. North Carolina has been consistently listed among the highest and best ranked universities in the United States and is one of the original eight Public Ivy schools that provide an Ivy League experience for a public schooling price. After being chartered in 1789, the university first began enrolling students in 1795, which allows it to be one of three schools to claim the title of the oldest public university in the United States.The first public institution of higher education in North Carolina, the school opened its doors to students on February 12, 1795. The university offers degrees in over 70 courses of study through fourteen colleges and the College of Arts and science. All undergraduates receive a liberal arts education and have the option to pursue a major within the professional schools of the university or within the College of Arts and science from the time they obtain junior status. Under the leadership of President Kemp Plummer Battle, in 1877 North Carolina became coeducational and began the process of desegregation in 1951 when African-American graduate students were admitted under Chancellor Robert Burton House. In 1952, North Carolina opened its own hospital, UNC Health Care, for research and treatment, and has since specialized in cancer care. The school's students, alumni, and sports teams are known as "Tar Heels".The campus of North Carolina is located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a university town. The campus covers a rather small 729 acres over Chapel Hill's downtown area, encompassing places like the Morehead Planetarium and the many stores and shops located on Franklin Street. Students can participate in over 550 officially recognized student organizations. The student-run newspaper The Daily Tar Heel has won national awards for collegiate media, while the student radio station WXYC provided the world's first internet radio broadcast. North Carolina is one of the charter members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, which was founded on June 14, 1953. Competing athletically as the Tar Heels, North Carolina has achieved great success in sports, most notably in men's basketball, women's soccer, and women's field hockey. Wikipedia.

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Entegrion and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Date: 2017-02-22

The present invention is directed to a hemostatic textile, comprising: a material comprising a combination of glass fibers and one or more secondary fibers selected from the group consisting of silk fibers; ceramic fibers; raw or regenerated bamboo fibers; cotton fibers; rayon fibers; linen fibers; ramie fibers; jute fibers; sisal fibers; flax fibers; soybean fibers; corn fibers; hemp fibers; lyocel fibers; wool; lactide and/or glycolide polymers; lactide/glycolide copolymers; silicate fibers; polyamide fibers; feldspar fibers; zeolite fibers, zeolite-containing fibers, acetate fibers; and combinations thereof; the hemostatic textile capable of activating hemostatic systems in the body when applied to a wound. Additional cofactors such as thrombin and hemostatic agents such as RL platelets, RL blood cells; fibrin, fibrinogen, and combinations thereof may also be incorporated into the textile. The invention is also directed to methods of producing the textile, and methods of using the textile to stop bleeding. (Drawing Figure 1)


Patent
GeneCentric Diagnostics and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Date: 2017-04-05

Methods and compositions are provided for the molecular subtyping of lung cancer samples. Specifically, a method of assessing whether a patients lung cancer subtype is adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, or a neuroendocrine (encompassing both small cell carcinoma and carcinoid) is provided herein. A method for assessing whether a patients lung cancer subtype is adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, small cell carcinoma or carcinoid lung cancer is also provided. The methods provided herein entail probing the levels of the classifier biomarkers of Table 1-Table 6 or a subset thereof at the nucleic acid level, in a lung cancer sample obtained from the patient. Based in part on the levels of the classifier biomarkers, the lung cancer sample is classified as a particular lung cancer subtype.


Patent
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Date: 2017-02-15

The present invention includes pyrrolopyrimidine compounds that selectively inhibit Mer tyrosine kinase (MerTK) activity and/or Tyro3 tyrosine kinase activity, and use of these pyrrolopyrimidine compounds as anti-cancer agents, immunostimulatory and immunomodulatory agents, anti-platelet agents, anti-infective agents, and as adjunctive agents in combination with chemotherapeutic, radiation or other standard of care for neoplasms.


Patent
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Date: 2017-01-18

Compounds suitable for use in providing male contraception, an assay method for identifying such compounds, and methods of providing contraception using the compounds, are provided. In one embodiment, the compounds described herein mimic the binding of anti-EPPIN antibodies to EPPIN, and thus inhibit the forward motility of sperm in humans and other primates. In another embodiment, the compounds described herein inhibit or enhance EPPIN-semenogelin binding, and inhibit forward motility of sperm. The assays described herein identify compounds which inhibit sperm motility, and can be carried out in a high throughput manner, using labeled recombinant EPPIN and semenogelin. The compounds can be used in oral or transdermal compositions to temporarily and reversibly inhibit male fertility. They can also be used in addition to, or in place of, spermicides in spermicidal compositions, such as those used in conjunction with condoms, diaphragms, and spermicidal jellies.


Patent
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Date: 2017-02-15

The present invention includes pyrimidine compounds that selectively inhibit Mer tyrosine kinase (MerTK) activity and/or Tyro3 tyrosine kinase activity, and use of these pyrimidine compounds as anti-cancer agents, immunostimulatory and immunomodulatory agents, anti-platelet agents, anti-infective agents, and as adjunctive agents in combination with chemotherapeutic, radiation or other standard of care for neoplasms.


Patent
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Date: 2017-03-15

Devices, systems, and methods for volumetrically measuring syringe fluid are disclosed. In one aspect, a device for volumetrically measuring syringe fluid includes a reference plate, a flange adapter base attached at a first end of the reference plate for receiving a flange of a syringe, a plunger adapter disposed adjacent to a housing for receiving a plunger of the syringe, the plunger adapter being configured to slidingly move along a length of the reference plate, a displacement sensor disposed in the housing and configured to measure a displacement of the plunger adapter in relation to the flange adapter base as the plunger adapter is slid along the length of the reference plate, and a displacement conversion mechanism disposed in the housing and configured to convert the displacement measurement of the plunger adapter to a volumetric measurement in order to determine a volume of fluid the syringe has drawn in.


Patent
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Date: 2017-03-08

A universal strike plate system for use on a strike jamb is provided. The strike plate system may include a face plate. The face plate may include a back surface configured for mounting the strike plate saddle onto the strike jamb; a strike plate seat for mounting a strike plate to the strike plate seat, wherein strike plate seat is recessed relative to a front face of the face plate as a recessed area of a front face surface; and an elongated vertical side forming an open side of the strike plate seat configured to receive a latch or bolt mounted on a door. The strike plate seat defines a primary through hole to receive the latch or the bolt, and the strike plate seat further defines at least two secondary through holes configured to receive fastening members so as to mount said strike plate saddle onto said strike jamb.


Patent
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Date: 2017-02-24

Mass spectrometry systems or assemblies therefore include an ionizer that includes at least one planar conductor, a mass analyzer with a planar electrode assembly, and a detector comprising at least one planar conductor. The ionizer, the mass analyzer and the detector are attached together in a compact stack assembly. The stack assembly has a perimeter that bounds an area that is between about 0.01 mm^(2 )to about 25 cm^(2 )and the stack assembly has a thickness that is between about 0.1 mm to about 25 mm.


Patent
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Date: 2017-02-24

The present invention relates to antibodies targeted to BDCA2 that deplete plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDC) and methods of using the antibodies to treat disorders associated with pDC.


Patent
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Date: 2017-03-15

Described herein are methods for treating preterm labor, stopping labor prior to Cesarean delivery, preventing preterm labor, or controlling the timing of parturition by administering a chemical compound, such as a muscarinic receptor antagonist preferably a M, receptor antagonist, or a -3 adrenergic agonist. Also described are methods for treating preterm labor, stopping labor preparatory to Cesarean delivers, preventing preterm labor, or controlling the timing of parturition by administering an effective amount of transdermal stimulation, posterior tibial nerve stimulation or another form of non-invasive or invasive neuromodulatton, unstimulated or stimulated acupuncture, magnetic field therapy, or vibratory stimulation. These methods may be practiced individually, in combination with each other, or in combination with known tocolytic methods or medications.

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