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MemoryMonitor: A real-time neuroscientific learning monitor that knows whether you will later remember something you see

We all wish that we could know if we were going to later remember something, the moment that new information enters our brain. For example, if we could predict whether our children would later remember a vocabulary word, then we could have them spend more time on the words they will not remember. A group of neuroscientists at Vanderbilt University has developed a way of measuring and analyzing brain activity that achieves this goal of predicting later memory as we study and view new information. The procedure involves measuring brainwaves from just two electrodes on the head as people view pictures, words, or virtually any kind of information that a person hopes to remember later.


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Masood Machingal

615.343.3548

A Novel Organs-On-Chip Platform

Vanderbilt researchers have created a new multi-organs-on-chip platform that comprises Perfusion Control systems, MicroFormulators, and MicroClinical Analyzers connected via fluidic networks. The real-time combination of multiple different solutions to create customized perfusion media and the analysis of the effluents from each well are both controlled by the intelligent use of a computer-operated system of pumps and valves. This permits, for the first time, a compact, low-cost system for creating a time-dependent drug dosage profile in a tissue system inside each well.


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Ashok Choudhury

615.322.2503

Marker Enrichment Modeling (MEM) Software for Automated Cell Population Characterization and Identification in Complex Tissue Microenvironments

Marker enrichment modeling (MEM) provides a crucial missing piece for true machine learning analysis of cell identities and phenotypes in complex tissue microenvironments, including human immune disorders and cancer.


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Masood Machingal

615.343.3548

Anti-Insulin Transgenic Mice for the Study of B cells in Type I Diabetes

Two mouse models produce anti-insulin antibodies with enhanced insulin binding capacity, and hence model accelerated TID disease progression. A third mouse model features altered VDJ sequence in the immunoglobulin heavy chain (VH281 Tg line) which produces the non-insulin binding  mutant version of the anti-insulin antibody mAB 125, which models reduced disease progression and severity. Hence these mice can be very useful tools in investigating TID disease mechanism as well as potential therapeutics.


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Jody Hankins

615.322.5907

Inventors

James Thomas
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Human sodium channel beta 1 and beta 2 subunits

HEK-293 cell line stably expressing human sodium channel beta 1 and beta 2 subunits. This cell line expresses the two human sodium channel accessory subunits needed for robust expression of sodium channel protein.


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Karen Rufus

615.322.4295
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Slc5a7 (choline transporter, CHT) BAC Transgenic Mouse

A Bacterial Artificial Chromosome (BAC) containing the mouseSlc5a7 gene was used to make transgenic mice. Mice show elevated choline transporter and acetylcholine levels and increased treadmill endurance.


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Karen Rufus

615.322.4295

Inventors

Randy Blakely
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Recombinant Human Sodium Channel Nav1.5 with Long-QT Syndrome (LQT3) Mutations

Mammalian expression plasmids encoding mutant human voltage-gated sodium channel (NaV1.5) cDNA for use in heterologous expression studies. The plasmids encode versions of NaV1.5 with specific mutations identified in patients with congenital long-QT syndrome type 3 (LQT3 mutations).


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Karen Rufus

615.322.4295

Inventors

Alfred George
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Nucleic Acid/Plasmid

Scn1a Knockout Mouse Genetic Model of Epilepsy

This is a unique genetically modified strain ofmice that models Dravet syndrome, a severe infant-onset epileptic encephalopathy. They are maintained on apure 129S6/SvEvTac genetic background to facilitate genetic studies.


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Karen Rufus

615.322.4295
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Immortalized Mouse Epididymal Epithelial Cell Lines

These cell lines are useful for studying the regulation of tissue-specific gene expression, and may also be used to identify epididymal-specific transcription factors involved in expression of specific proteins in the epididymis.


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Jody Hankins

615.322.5907
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Cell Line

Stably-Transfected (HEK-293 cells) Human Serotonin Transporter (hSERT) Cell Line

HEK-293 cells stably-Transfected with Human Serotonin Transporter (hSERT)


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Karen Rufus

615.322.4295

Inventors

Randy Blakely
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Cell Line