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Lens with Electronically Controlled Optical Properties
Executive SummaryThis MSU-developed device allows for electrical control of the optical properties in a liquid lens and other optic devices. Capable of altering light’s focal point, this technology lends itself into many applications such as displays, microscopes, telescopes, interferometers, and many more. Description of TechnologyBy controlling...
Improved Ex Vivo Hematopoietic Stem Cell Culture System
Executive SummaryHematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplants are widely used to restore hematopoietic function in patients whose bone marrow or immune system is damaged due to radiation or chemotherapy. The regenerative capability of HSC therapy is currently subject to major limitations as only a few cells can be isolated and these cells show limited...
14-3-3 Protein Overexpression to Enhance Plant Oil Production
Executive SummaryVegetable oils are used for nutrition, biofuel, industrial applications, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. To meet the growing demand for vegetable oils, production of oilseeds has increased steadily in recent years. Researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) have discovered a method to significantly increase the content of oil in...
Engineered WRINKLED1 Transcription Factor with Increased Stability and Enhanced Oil Production
IntroductionPlant oils, primarily seed oils, are major agricultural commodities. The world consumption of plant oils in 2013 was 165 million tonnes, which represents an increase of 100 million tonnes since 1995. The majority of vegetable oils are produced from just four crops, oil palm, soybeans, rapeseed, and sunflower, which together accounts for...
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