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IP Update: Recent Patents Awarded to NYU, UMass, City of Hope, and More


Title: Composition for Nucleic Acid Delivery Using Metal Nanoparticles and Preparing Method Thereof

Patent Number: 8,747,903

Filed: March 27, 2012

Lead Inventor: Sei Kwang Hahn, Postech Academy-Industry Foundation

Title: RNA-containing Modified Nucleosides and Methods of Use Thereof

Patent Number: 8,748,089

Filed: March 15, 2013

Lead Inventor: Katalin Kariko, University of Pennsylvania

Title: Compositions and Methods for Diagnosing and Treatment Melanoma

Patent Number: 8,748,098

Filed: Aug. 8, 2012

Lead Inventor: Eva Hernando, New York University

Title: Modulation of HSV Infection

Patent Number: 8,748,403

Filed: Jan. 21, 2005

Lead Inventor: Evelyn Kurt-Jones, University of Massachusetts

Title: Methods and Compositions for the Treatment of Cancer or Other Diseases

Patent Number: 8,748,405

Filed: Sept. 9, 2011

Lead Inventor: Hua Yu, City of Hope

Title: Preventative for Adhesion following Abdominal Surgery

Patent Number: 8,748,406

Filed: June 29, 2012

Lead Inventor: Takashi Muramatsu, Medical Therapies Limited

Title: siRNA for Inhibition of OTUB1 Expression and Pharmaceutical Composition Containing the Same

Patent Number: 8,748,592

Filed: Feb. 6, 2013

Lead Inventor: Eun Joo Song, Korea Institute of Technology

Title: Low Molecular Weight Cationic Lipids for Oligonucleotide Delivery

Patent Number: 8,748,667

Filed: May 31, 2011

Lead Inventor: Brian Budzik, Merck (Alnylam Pharmaceuticals)

Title: Carrier Nanoparticles and Related Compositions, Methods, and Systems

Patent Number: 8,746,999

Filed: March 28, 2013

Lead Inventor: Mark Davis, California Institute of Technology

The Scan

Interfering With Invasive Mussels

The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels.

Participation Analysis

A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports.

Right Whales' Decline

A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC.

Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map

In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.