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After Stanford v. Roche: Bayh-Dole still stands
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Now that the dust is settling down after the United States Supreme Court's ruling on the much debated Stanford v. Roche case, we need to take stock of its pragmatic impact. We are happy to report that Bayh-Dole remains unscathed. After all was said and done, the underlying case was a standard debate over ownership of a valuable invention between two parties who had been working together. More

14 universities were among top recipients of US patents in 2010
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Fourteen universities, including one in China — Tsinghua University — were among the 300 organizations that earned the most United States patents in 2010, according to the latest compilation by the Intellectual Property Owners Association. The University of California system, as usual, topped the list of universities; it won 349 patents in 2010 and was ranked 83rd over all. More

New pathology testing device enables oncologists
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For years, pathologists have wondered when technology would make it feasible to diagnose cancer at the patient's bedside. Eliminating the need for a traditional biopsy that goes off to the anatomic pathology laboratory, and requires 24 hours or more to process the tissue and evaluate the case. Now scientists at Harvard Medical School may be close to perfecting a device that can allow oncologists to do exactly that type of bedside analysis and produce a diagnosis in 60 minutes or less. More

New method pinpoints synergistic botanical compounds
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Botanical dietary supplements and medicines make up a multi-billion-dollar industry in the United States, but scientists have had trouble proving their efficacy. Many supporters say these treatments succeed because of a phenomenon called synergy, in which many molecules together produce a combined medicinal effect more powerful than a sum of the effects of individual compounds. Now scientists at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, have developed a method to identify synergistic compounds in botanicals. More

University of Mississippi grants worldwide patent rights to ChromaDex Corp. for anti-anxiety candidate
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ChromaDex Corp., along with the University of Mississippi, announced the university has granted the company the exclusive worldwide patent rights for pterostilbene as a potential new therapeutic. ChromaDex's patented pTeroPure® is a pure form of pterostilbene, a compound found in blueberries and believed to have numerous health benefits, including for use as an anxiolytic or anti-anxiety agent. Research conducted by the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy has demonstrated that pterostilbene may have anxiolytic activities by signaling pathways in the area of the brain believed to play a role in anxiety. More

Avjet Biotech converts oils into green fuels
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Avjet Biotech Inc. is incrementally ramping up to full-scale production of aviation biofuel for the military and commercial markets while positioning itself to become a publicly traded company. The Pinehurst company, which was founded in August 2010 as Red Wolf Refining Corp., has been privately funded by about 30 individuals. But Evans says angel investors may be considered in the near future. The patented Red Wolf Process, which was developed by professors at North Carolina State University, converts fat-containing oils into green diesel, jet and gasoline fuels using three main steps: hydrolysis, deoxygenation and hydrocarbon reforming. More

Axion secures 2 US patents related to structural shapes and fire retardant formulation
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Axion International, pioneer in 100 percent recycled plastic-based railroad ties and industrial building products, has expanded its intellectual property portfolio with the addition of two new United States patents that cover structural shapes and coating of certain objects with its fire retardant application. Rutgers University received the two patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in May 2011. More

Graphene startup attracts POSCO partnership
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XG Sciences, a Michigan State University spinoff, formed a series of agreements with POSCO, a Korean steel producer. The aim is advancing graphene manufacturing and product development, based on XG Science IP. XGnP Graphene Nanoplatelets from XG Sciences are inexpensive additives for plastics, electronic components, batteries, etc. More

NEC content addressable memory stores data without using power    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
NEC Corporation and Tohoku University in Japan announced the development of the world's first content addressable memory that both maintains the same high operation speed and non-volatile operation as existing circuits when processing and storing data on a circuit while power is off. More

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