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A diagnostic smell test for early detection of neurodegenerative diseases

This diagnostic device measures smell adaptation to detect early-stage neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease. Existing detection methods for neurological diseases include expensive brain imaging tests and invasive blood tests. This method measures early-stage disease by measuring a patient’s adaptation to new smells.

Full Listing: http://apps.research.ufl.edu/otl/viewTechInfo.cfm?case=14367

 

An antibody designed to regulate anxiety and digestion

This antibody cross-reacts with mouse protein CCK2 and its human homolog, which helps to regulate anxiety, digestion and locomotion. This antibody is expected to be useful for studies in the central nervous system, gastrointestinal tract and other organs.

Full Listing: http://apps.research.ufl.edu/otl/viewTechInfo.cfm?case=11934

 

An antibody designed to defend against eye disease in horseshoe crabs

These antibodies are raised against the N-terminal half of recombinant visual arrestin in horseshoe crabs. This protein interrupts light-activated signal transduction in the eye, causing an autoimmune eye disorder, and is specific to horseshoe crabs, species-wide.

Full Listing: http://apps.research.ufl.edu/otl/viewTechInfo.cfm?case=11731

 

An antibody designed to slow visual recovery

These biological materials are designed to block the protein recoverin, a neurologically important calcium binding protein. Recoverin aids in the adaptation to background light and in the recovery phase of visual excitation.

Full Listing: http://apps.research.ufl.edu/otl/viewTechInfo.cfm?case=11075

 

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