A graphene-containing composition is employed to bind a contaminant, which is then destroyed in situ using microwave irradiation. In preferred aspects of the inventive subject matter, the microwave irradiation has a frequency and energy sufficient to cause electron emission from the graphene.
Contemplated remediation devices include a substantially completely hydrophobic, non-porous, and carbonaceous, and most preferably nanostructured material enclosed in a retaining structure. In further preferred aspects, the material inside the retaining structure adsorbs a contaminant from a medium located outside the retaining structure. Especially preferred nanostructured materials comprise graphene, while preferred contaminants include optionally substituted hydrocarbons, […]
A condensation enhancer has a carrier to which carbonaceous nanostructured material is coupled such that a compound in gas phase contacting the enhancer condenses at a temperature that is higher than a condensation temperature of the compound on the condensation enhancer without the nanostructured material.
Volatile organic compounds are removed from a liquid and destroyed using a device in which an air stripper having alternating phases of hydrophilic and hydrophobic packing materials promotes transition of the VOC from the liquid phase into the gas phase, and wherein the is oxidized VOC in the gas phase on a hydrophobic carbon nanostructure […]
A parallel inducible cell-based kinase screen (PICKS) includes a plurality ofcells that express a kinase gene under the control of an inducer and a reporter gene, wherein the cells are derived from a single cell line, and wherein the reporter gene generates a signal in response to catalytic activity or inhibition of the expressed kinases. […]
An enzyme is inhibited by presenting the enzyme with a boron containing structure having a tetrahedral boron atom covalently bound to four ligands. Particularly preferred enzymes include prostaglandin endoperoxide synthase (COX-1 and COX-2), and particularly preferred structures include a ligand that confers at least 80-fold selectivity of COX-2 inhibition over COX-1 inhibition. Consequently, further methods […]
Novel monocyclic L-Nucleoside compounds have the general formula __. Embodiments of these compounds are contemplated to be useful in treating a wide variety of diseases including infections, infestations, neoplasms, and autoimmune diseases. Viewed in terms of mechanism, embodiments of the novel compounds show immunomodulatory activity, and are expected to be useful in modulating the cytokine […]
A detector for optical analysis of a biochip determines the focal position of a plurality of analytes on the biochip using one or more registration markers on the biochip, wherein the analytes and the registration marker are illuminated by different light sources. Therefore, contemplated configurations will significantly reduce overall focusing time and automate proper positioning […]
A drug eluting stent has a frame with at least one frame opening, and the frame is covered with an outer continuous layer and/or an inner continuous layer. The outer and/or inner layers further include a layer opening that at least partially overlaps with the frame opening to form a continuous opening having a size […]
An automated matrix removal module is configurable to automatically withdraw a portion of sample containing an interferent. The module is further configurable to mix the portion of sample with a precipitating reagent selected to react with the interferent to fonn a precipitant and then filter mixture of sample and precipitant reagent through a filter. Finally, […]