Bioscience research

Tuning the Molecular Interaction of Enzymes with Solvents via Polymer Modification

Feb. 7, 2023

Professor Joel Kaar’s research group has modified enzymes with co-polymers. By tuning the composition of the co-polymer, one can tune the solubility of the enzyme polymer conjugate in non-aquaeous solution, while still retaining the activity of the enzyme.

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Immunization for Cocaine Addiction and Relapse

Feb. 7, 2023

Research teams led by Dr. Chris Lowry of CU Boulder and Dr. Thomas Keck of Rowan University are investigating the translational potential of a novel immunotherapy for its potential to reduce relapse-like and addictive behavior associated with cocaine use.

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Carbon-Negative Hemp-Lime Composite

Jan. 2, 2023

This invention is a hemp-lime composite material that stores more carbon dioxide than is emitted during its manufacture.

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Method for Fabricating Corrugated Gate Dielectric-Semiconductor Interface Transistor

Dec. 6, 2022

Today’s trend in semiconductor chip manufacturing involves the miniaturization of transistors and increasing the density of transistors per integrated circuit. Researchers at CU Boulder have developed a corrugated gate dielectric-semiconductor interface that can be easily incorporated into the existing semiconductor manufacturing technology to improve the transistor device performance.

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Sequestration of Macronutrients from Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment with Steel Processing Residuals

Dec. 6, 2022

Improvements to anaerobic wastewater treatment by the addition of steel-making by-products.

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Acid-Resistant Inorganic Composite

Dec. 6, 2022

Researchers at the University of Colorado have developed a method to create an acid-resistant inorganic coating to be applied to concrete sewer pipe conduit. The inorganic cements are made from a low-calcium metakaolin-based alkali-activated cement (AAC). The cements are doped with inorganic polyvalent cations (e.g., magnesium, iron, copper, cobalt), resulting in even lower permeable porosities and smaller acid corrosion depths compared to ordinary portland cement (OPC).

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Fast Turn-on and Fast Turn-off Techniques for Power Converters

Nov. 1, 2022

Researchers at the University of Colorado, Boulder have developed a new method of supplying power to LEDs that improve turn on/off time while avoiding flickering. The Integrated Magnetics Cuk Converter has all the magnetic components of the converter integrated onto one structure. This layout minimizes the input and output current and results in improved dynamic performance due to reduced capacitance requirements.

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Self-Healable, Recyclable, and Reconfigurable Wearable Electronics Device

Nov. 1, 2022

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have invented a multifunctional wearable electronic system that combines advances in materials, chemistry and mechanics to enable superior stretchability, self-healability, recyclability and reconfigurability. This electronic system heterogeneously integrates rigid, soft and liquid materials through a low-cost fabrication method. Such multifunctional system can provide physical motion tracking, body temperature monitoring, and sensing of acoustic and electrocardiograph signals.

Barcoded tracking combinatorial engineered libraries (bTRACE)

Barcoded tracking combinatorial engineered libraries (bTRACE)

Sept. 29, 2022

A CU Boulder research group has developed a method to track combinatorial mutants with single genotype resolution at the scale of up to several dozen sites. This approach works by assembling genome engineered sites with cell-specific barcodes into a format compatible with high-throughput sequencing technologies.

Gibson: Optical interface for rapid volumetric neural sensing and modulation

Gibson: Optical interface for rapid volumetric neural sensing and modulation

Sept. 29, 2022

Researchers from CU Boulder have developed a design for an optical device (‘3D-FAST’) that allows for rapid, real-time volumetric neural recording and precise optical stimulation. 3D-FAST will achieve unparalleled access to, and modulation of, neural circuitry in the cortex.

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