Abstract:BioTechnical Communications is proposing to develop a prototype for healthcare programming targeted to African-Americans, and to broadcast on Black Entertainment Television (BET), a targeted cable television network. BioTechnical Communications will be responsible for the accuracy of the technical… more
Abstract:THIS PROJECT WILL INVESTIGATE METHODS OF EXTRACTING MICROWAVE POWER FROM A CLUSTER KLYSTRON BY COMBINING SEVERAL LOW-CURRENT, MEDIUM-POWER KLYSTRONS TO PRODUCE HIGH PEAK POWER WITH VERY HIGH EFFICIENCY. A CLUSTER KLYSTRON IN COMBINATION WITH A PULSE COMPRESSION SYSTEM CAN BE USED AS A RADIOFREQUENCY… more
Abstract:THE GOAL OF THIS PROJECT IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A HEAVY ION STRIPPING TECHNIQUE TO ACHIEVE A HIGH CHARGE STATE BEAM. THE ION STRIPPER PROPOSED HERE COULD BE ADDED TO EXISTING SINGLE CHARGE STATE, LOW EMITTANCE, HIGH BRIGHTNESS ION SOURCES. USING HIGH CHARGE STATE BEAMS IN A DRIVER FOR HEAVY ION… more
Abstract:The research would develop an inexpensive electroencephalographic (EEG) amplifier system suitable for dense (128 or 256) electrode arrays. These arrays would provide the measurements necessary for new source localization algorithms constrained by MRI data that image the electrical activity of the… more
Abstract:Recent studies show that the analysis of the brain's electrical fields with the electroencephalogram (EEG) could produce an informative, cost-effective method of neuroimaging if the density of scalp electrodes were increased substantially over conventional practice. We propose to commercialize an… more
Abstract:This grant concerns the development of a superior laser surgical tool. We have found that laserablation is enhanced when tissue are pretreated with microdrops of dye, nominally 50um in diameter.The use of dye to couple the laser energy to the tissue has two advantages: (i) energy absorption… more
Abstract:A MAJOR PUBLIC HEALTH NEED IS TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN THE CURRENT STATE-OF-THE-ART IN TOBACCO, ALCOHOL, AND DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION AND COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE CURRICULA WHICH ARE EITHER UNPROVEN OR KNOWN TO BE INEFFECTIVE. THIS PHASE I EFFORT WILL DEVELOP AND TEST COMMERCIALLY VIABLE TOBACCO,… more
Abstract:THE LAST THREE YEARS HAVE SEEN A DRAMATIC INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF COMPANIES PROCESSING POST-CONSUMER PLASTICS FROM PRODUCTS SUCH AS SOFT DRINK CONTAINERS, DETERGENT BOTTLES, MILK JUGS AND WATER BOTTLES. WHILE THIS HAS TO SOME EXTENT DIVERTED THESE MATERIALS FROM LANDFILLS, IT HAS CAUSED AN… more
Abstract:DIVERSION OF PLASTICS FROM LANDFILL TO RECYCLING CAN POTENTIALLY SAVE THE ENERGY EQUIVALENT OF 60 MILLION BARRELS OF OIL ANNUALLY AND REDUCE LANDFILL VOLUME REQUIRMENTS BY UP TO 20%. THE U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY HAS RECOMMENDED THAT SOURCE REDUCTION, RECYCLING, VOLUME REDUCTION, AND… more
Abstract:EACH YEAR, AMERICANS DISPOSE OF AN ESTIMATED 29 BILLION POUNDS OF PLASTICS WHICH CONSUME UP TO 20% OF OUR NATION'S ANNUAL LANDFILL CAPACITY. RECENT ENVIRONMENTAL AND POLITICAL PRESSURES HAVE LED TO RAPID ESTABLISHMENT OF PLASTICS RECYCLING FACILITIES. LIMITED MARKETS FOR LOW QUALITY RECYCLED RESINS… more
Abstract:Our goal is to develop a comprehensive self-management program for chronic headache sufferersthan can be implemented effectively without therapist intervention. The program will includecomponents of clinic-based and minimal therapist contact interventions that have been demonstratedto be effective… more
Abstract:The goal of this research is to develop critical reagents that will support the production of highvector titers for transfusion medicine, ie. hematopoietic gene therapy for treatment of blood disordersas well as other applications. Attempts at concentrating these vectors has generally resulted in… more
Abstract:The development of hematopoietic defined protein-free reagents that support megakaryocyteformation will be of inestimatable importance. The rationale for developing such reagents is that it willallow the measurement of drug toxicity in its unbound state in which all of the drug is active.… more
Abstract:The overall goal is to develop serum-free medium for the proliferation and differentiation of fetal liver, spleen and bone marrow. The culture system will be comprised of serum-free medium and various cytokines. Serum-free medium will allow the direct effect the cytokines have on the fetal… more
Abstract:Advances in signal processing and high speed digital image processing electronics make it feasible to implement a real-time image reconstruction algorithm in a digital FLIR system. Implementation of such an algorithm would result in increased spatial resolution on the order of two to three times and… more
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