A ring-shaped optical cavity has degenerate resonant modes, because clockwise and anticlockwise waves resonate at the same frequencies. The degeneracy can be lifted, and the frequencies split, by a perturbation such as a physical rotation or the presence of a molecule or nanoparticle. Typically, the frequency splitting is proportional to the perturbation’s magnitude, as illustrated in the top panel of the figure for a hypothetical complex-valued perturbation ε (that is, one that can affect both the light’s frequency and its phase). Because the plot’s shape resembles a yo-yo-like toy called a diabolo, the degeneracy has been dubbed a diabolic point. The mode splitting around a diabolic point is the basis for optical gyroscopes, and it’s been explored for other sensing applications.Read Full Article
The theme of International Women’s Day this past March may have been “gender parity,” but at the rate things are going, women won’t file as many patents as men in a single calendar year until nearly 2100, according to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.
But thanks to research from … Read more
Source: the Source - April 19, 2018
Scientists have developed a new drug compound that shows promise as a future treatment for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, an inherited, often painful neurodegenerative condition that affects nerves in the hands, arms, feet and legs. The researchers used the … Read more
Source: FUSE - March 8, 2018
Tech transfer has had an immense, positive effect on our nation in terms of growth, economic impact and societal benefit. In 2012 alone, more than $38 billion of net revenue was generated by university technology in the marketplace, according to the Association of … Read more
Source: FUSE - March 7, 2018
Q BioMed, Inc., a New York-based biomedical acceleration and development company, recently announced an exclusive option agreement with Washington University in St. Louis to improve glaucoma diagnostic technology.
The agreement was executed through WashU’s Office … Read more
Source: the Source - March 5, 2018
Last year, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first cellular immunotherapies to treat cancer. These therapies involve collecting a patient’s own immune cells — called T cells — and supercharging them to home in on and attack specific blood … Read more
Source: FUSE - February 16, 2018
A collaboration between Washington University in St. Louis and Sun Pharma Advanced Research Co. (SPARC) will support innovation in drug development and delivery.
The Skandalaris Center’s LEAP (Leadership in Entrepreneurial Acceleration Program) Inventor … Read more
Source: Washington University - February 5, 2018
Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have transformed skin cells from patients with Huntington’s disease into the type of brain cell affected by the disorder. The resulting mass of neurons serves as a new tool to … Read more
Q Biomed Inc. Signs Exclusive Option Agreement With Washington University in St. Louis for a Novel Companion Biomarker for Monitoring GlaucomaUncategorized
Source: Yahoo! Finance - February 8, 2018
Q BioMed Inc. (QBIO), is pleased to announce an exclusive option agreement with Washington University in St. Louis. Under the agreement granting the exclusive right to license the technology, Q BioMed will evaluate the feasibility and usability of … Read more
Source: Washington University - January 24, 2018
A new anti-cancer strategy wields light as a precision weapon. Unlike traditional light therapy — which is limited to the skin and areas accessible with an endoscope — this technique can target and attack cancer cells that have spread deep … Read more
Source: Outlook Magazine - January 10, 2018
While Zika virus causes devastating damage to the brains of developing fetuses, it one day may be an effective treatment for glioblastoma, a deadly form of brain cancer. New research from Washington University School of Medicine and the University … Read more
Source: CBS News - November 17, 2017
If you've ever had an itch that wouldn't go away, you know how unbearable it can be to keep scratching and find no relief. At the world's first center to study chronic itch, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, researchers … Read more
Source: The New York Times - December 13, 2017
The patients were gravely ill, their hearts scarred by infections or heart attacks. In each, the electrical system that maintains a regular heartbeat had been short-circuited.
They suffered frequent bursts of rapid heartbeats, which can end in … Read more
Source: Washington University School of Medicine - December 12, 2017
Noted innovators Samuel Achilefu, PhD, David Holtzman, MD, and Eric Leuthardt, MD – faculty members at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis – have been named fellows of the National Academy of … Read more
Source: JCI Insight - December 7, 2017
Thanks to a new study headed by Ying Maggie Chen, MD, PhD, it may soon be possible to diagnose certain human kidney diseases in their earliest stages of development using a noninvasive biomarker of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress. The study, Elevated … Read more
Source: MIT Technology Review - November 30, 2017
It’s the Monday morning following the opening weekend of the movie Blade Runner 2049, and Eric C. Leuthardt is standing in the center of a floodlit operating room clad in scrubs and a mask, hunched over an unconscious patient.
“I thought … Read more
The mass manufacture of biofuels could hold the key to greener, more environmentally sound energy, transportation and product options. Scientists have previously engineered metabolic pathways of microbes, making them tiny biofuel factories. Now, new research from an engineer at Washington … Read more
In the body, cells move around to form organs during development; to heal wounds; and when they metastasize from cancerous tumors. A mechanical engineer at Washington University in St. Louis found that cells remember the properties they had in their first environment for several days after they … Read more
Microbiologist Scott J. Hultgren, PhD, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, a part of the National Academy of Sciences. Membership in the organization is one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine in the United States.
Hultgren is the Helen L. Stoever … Read more
By studying the effects of a biochemical process on protein function, Kristen Naegle, a biomedical engineer at Washington University in St. Louis, hopes to identify new therapeutic interventions for cancer.
Kristen Naegle, assistant professor of biomedical engineering in the School of … Read more
Disarm Therapeutics, a new biotechnology company developing therapeutics to treat patients with neurological diseases by preventing axonal degeneration, today announced the recent completion of a $30 million Series A financing. The round was led by Atlas Venture, with co-investors Lightstone … Read more
The roots of chronic itching have long remained a mystery. Meanwhile, those with the condition suffer from an unrelenting and sometimes debilitating urge to scratch. Now, new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has identified immune signaling molecules that are … Read more
Since he was a graduate student, Washington University in St. Louis systems engineer Jr-Shin Li has provided specific mathematical information to experimentalists and clinicians who need it to perform high-resolution magnetic resonance applications, such as body MRIs for medical diagnosis or … Read more
While Zika virus causes devastating damage to the brains of developing fetuses, it one day may be an effective treatment for glioblastoma, a deadly form of brain cancer. New research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of California San Diego School of … Read more
Acera Surgical Inc., a pioneer in regenerative medicine, has been selected to present the results from a study involving the Restrata™ Wound Matrix at the Fall 2017 Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (“SAWC”), being held in Las Vegas, Nevada, from October 20-22. SAWC is one of the nation’s … Read more
Washington University in St. Louis researchers have developed a test that quickly detects the presence of Zika virus in blood.
Currently, testing for Zika requires that a blood sample be refrigerated and shipped to a medical center or laboratory, delaying diagnosis and possible treatment. … Read more
During the past fiscal year, the Washington University in St. Louis Office of Technology Management (OTM) reported a number of record figures as a result of the innovative technologies developed by university faculty.
In fiscal year 2017, which concluded June 30, OTM saw record numbers in … Read more
It has long been thought that two’s company and three’s a crowd. But electrical and systems engineers at Washington University in St. Louis and their collaborators have shown that the addition of a third nanoscatterer, complementing two “tuning” nanoscatterers, to a photonics resonator makes … Read more
BioGenerator, the investment arm of BioSTL that recently exited Confluence Life Sciences in a $100 million deal, has committed at least $100,000 to SentiAR, a local augmented reality startup making holograms of patients’ hearts to help surgeons during surgery.
The money is part of a larger … Read more
Colleges and universities, thanks to growing investments in research, are churning out more inventions and startup companies.
That’s led to solid growth in revenue through commercial licensing fees and other material transferring agreements.
Washington University, the region’s largest … Read more
Copper has long been known for its ability to kill bacteria and other microbes.
But in an interesting twist, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria — those at the root of hard-to-treat urinary tract infections … Read more