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Therapeutic and Prophylactic for Arthritis
Project ID: D2019-15Background Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes swelling of the joints. Treatments are limited to anti-inflammatories, DMARDs, corticosteroids or biologics. Genetic research has identified several genetic factors that determine susceptibility to developing RA. However, there are no prophylactics or the...
1,3-Butanediol as a therapeutic for kidney disease
Project ID: D2018-47Background Approximately 33 million Americans have kidney disease and over the last decade, the rate of chronic kidney disease has risen more than 25%. Kidney disease can cause additional complications including high blood pressure. For example, 80%-90% of CKD patients have high blood pressure at some point during their time wi...
Treatment of Ischemic Stroke with ROS-Sensitive Nitric Oxide Synthase Inhibitors
Project ID: D2018-11Background Nearly 800,000 people in the United States suffer a stroke every year, with about 87% of the strokes being classified as ischemic. Ischemic stroke is caused by blockage of blood flow to the brain, which results in neuronal and glial hypoxia and, subsequently, inflammatory and free radical-mediated cell death. Reactive...
Enhanced Immunogenicity Vaccine Development Platform
Project ID: D2012-14BackgroundExtensive research is being carried out globally to develop vaccines for the treatment of different types of infections and diseases. However, improved immunogenicity and efficient delivery of antigens to the antigen producing cells (APCs) via these vaccines is still a challenge. Also, it is very costly and time consum...
A new class of HDAC inhibitors with a new metal-binding group
Project ID: D2018-08Background Cancer is group of diseases characterized by uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells. Selectivity towards cancer cells has been challenging, resulting in treatment options with severe side effects. Histone deacetylases (HDAC) are highly expressed in cancer cells and have been investigated for cancer drug development. O...
Novel Isoselenazolone Derivatives Show Effectiveness Against Multiple Human Disease-causing Pathogens
Project ID: D2015-17Invention Description:Neurodegenerative, inflammatory and other physiological diseases are linked to the activity of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Glutathione peroxidase is a Selenium-based enzyme that has been shown to protect biomembranes and other cellular components from damage caused by ROS, by scavenging hydrogen peroxide...
Immunostimulatory adjuvant molecules and antibody recruiting molecule-containing lipopeptide vaccines
Project ID: D2017-06Background Protein conjugate vaccines have limitations due to the innate immunogenicity of carrier proteins that can suppress the response against associated antigens. Thus, the development of fully synthetic vaccines have been under intense investigation in the last decade in immunotherapy. A typical fully synthetic vaccine in...
Concurrent Delivery of Interstitial Thermobrachytherapy in Cancer Treatment
Project ID: D2017-09Background Brachytherapy is a minimally invasive treatment that allows a dose of radiation to be delivered to a defined treatment area using a radioactive source or seed. Addition of hyperthermia to brachytherapy enhances treatment in certain types of cancer, especially if it is delivered in conjunction with the radiation thera...
Muscarinic Agonists for the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Project ID: D2011-54Background Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) describes a group of developmental disorders that is often characterized by persistent repetitive and restrictive behaviors and deficits in social communication that, overall, affect the ability of the individual to functional normally in a social setting. Although early treatment and ...
Furoxans as Novel Therapeutics for Neurodegenerative Disorders
Project ID: D2017-15Invention Description:Nitric oxide (NO) signaling is essential for brain activity and normal neuronal function. Disrupted NO signaling is implicated in several central nervous system (CNS) and neurodegenerative disorders. NO mimetics, such as nitrates, have been implicated for use against a variety of neurological disorders, in...
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