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IP Update: Recent Patents Awarded to OSU, Gradalis, Novartis, and More

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Title: Methods for Diagnosing Breast Cancer Using microRNAs

Patent Number: 8,603,744

Filed: Feb. 28, 2012

Lead Inventor: Carlo Croce, Ohio State University


Title: Individualized Cancer Therapy

Patent Number: 8,603,991

Filed: Nov. 17, 2006

Lead Inventor: David Shanahan, Gradalis


Title: dsRNA for Treating Viral Infection

Patent Number: 8,603,995

Filed: Jan. 26, 2012

Lead Inventor: Mark Labow, Novartis


Title: siRNA That Inhibits WT1 Gene Expression and Uses Thereof

Patent Number: 8,603,997

Filed: Oct. 24, 2012

Lead Inventor: Haruo Sugiyama, Osaka University

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Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.