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BCL::Commons

BCL::Commons:: (BioChemistry Library Commons) is an object oriented C++ programming library. The library is designed to simulate biological molecules - proteins and peptides in particular - as well as small chemicals such as therapeutics. It comprises mathematical methods to evaluate the energy of these molecules in their natural environment. BCL::Jufo is the first publicly released BCL::Commons module.


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Masood Machingal

615.343.3548

Inventors

Jens Meiler

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
Research Tools
Cell Line

Play Nicely -- Violence Prevention Program for Pre-School Children

Play Nicely is a video series developed by a professor of pediatrics for parents of and for teachers and day care providers who are responsible for pre-school age children. The video series offers advice on how to deal with anti-social and violent behavior among pre-school children and the best methods for modifying such behavior.


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Peter Rousos

615.343.4465
Education

System for Determining the Orientation of a Bone Implanted Post

A method for determining an orientation of a base to which a fiducial marker is detachably mounted. The method includes the steps of determining the axis of symmetry for the fiducial marker and choosing the determined axis of symmetry of the fiducial marker as the axis of symmetry of the base.


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Taylor Jordan

615.936.7505
Medical Devices

ProcoderDV

Procoder for Digital Video (ProcoderDV) was developed at the John F. Kennedy Center at Vanderbilt University to facilitate the collection of different forms of observational data from digital media files. Media files can be any files that contain events of interest on digital video or audio files. Data files can be of two general types: event files or transcription files. Files can be exported into MOOSES (Tapp & Wehby, 1995) format or SALT (Miller & Chapman, 1993) format or can be read directly by many popular statistical or spreadsheet programs. A code file can be used in conjunction with ProcoderDV to guide the coder inmarking events for later quantification and analysis.


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Peter Rousos

615.343.4465

Inventors

Jon Tapp

Optical Stimulation of the Auditory Nerve

A cochlear implant placed in a cochlea of a living subject for stimulating the auditory system of the living subject, where the auditory system comprises auditory neurons. In one embodiment, the cochlear implant includes a plurality of light sources, {L.sub.i}, placeable distal to the cochlea, each light source, L.sub.1, being operable independently and adapted for generating an optical energy, E.sub.i, wherein i=1, . . . , N, and N is the number of the light sources, and delivering means placeable in the cochlea and optically coupled to the plurality of light sources, {L.sub.i}, such that in operation, the optical energies {E.sub.i} generated by the plurality of light sources {L.sub.i} are delivered to target sites, {G.sub.i}, of auditory neurons, respectively, wherein the target sites G.sub.1 and G.sub.N of auditory neurons are substantially proximate to the apical end and the basal end of the cochlea, respectively.


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Ashok Choudhury

615.322.2503
Medical Devices

Multiple Simultaneous Acoustic Source Localization in Multipath Environments

Robust and accurate sensor fusion algorithm using time of arrival data for acoustic event localization. The fusion algorithm compensates for incorrect measurements including multipath effects. The algorithm is capable of localizing multiple simultaneous sources with a high degree of accuracy.


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Peter Rousos

615.343.4465

Multi-Option Observation System for Experimental Studies (MOOSES)

MOOSES (Multi-Option Observation System for Experimental Studies). This software system makes it easy to collect and analyze data about any type of real time events. Data can be collected using your PC, a laptop, A handheld PC, or a PocketPC and later analyzed on several dimensions. Data collected from digital audio and video files using ProcoderDV can also be analyzed using MOOSES. This type of data can help you make accurate assessment of what is happening in the real time system you are observing. Several analysis options are provided and described at the website.


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Peter Rousos

615.343.4465

Inventors

Jon Tapp, Joe Wehby

Integrated Device for Leaching Extraction and Assessment

The invention is a device which permits the direct quantification of leachable organic constituents from within solid materials. It is expected that the device will be used in landfills and in other environments where measurements are central to the evaluation of the environmental compatibility of solid materials (e.g., sediments, soils, solidified waste forms) containing organic constituents that have the potential to degrade water resources of to be taken up by biota and the food chain. The invention is designed to simplify current difficulties in assessing leaching of organic constituents with low aqueous solubility.


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Chris Harris

615.343.4433
Research Tools

Improved Piezoimmunosensor

An apparatus comprising one or more piezoelectric mass sensors for use in diagnostic and analytic processes, in particular for immunochemical detection of diagnostically relevant analytes in real time. Each piezoelectric mass sensor comprises a piezoelectric crystal with a receptor surface which has immobilized thereon a lawn of recombinant antibodies comprising single V.sub.H chain or single-chain Fv (scFv) polypeptides specific for a particular antigen. Binding of antigen to the recombinant antibodies results in a change in mass on the receptor surface which is detected as a change in resonant frequency. In a preferred embodiment, the receptor layer is a precious metal such as gold which facilitates self-assembly of the recombinant antibodies into a lawn on the receptor surface via a cysteine residue at the carboxy terminus of the attachment polypeptide.


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Mike Villalobos

615.322.6751
Diagnostics