Title: Nucleic Acid Nematicides.
Filed: Dec. 29, 2004.
PCT Filed: Dec. 17, 2002.
Inventor: Howard Atkinson, University of Leeds.
"The invention is the identification of double-stranded RNA nematicides to nematode genes and a screening assay for the identification of agents, typically dsRNA's, with nematicidal activity," the patent application's abstract states.
Title: Methods of Inhibiting Inflammation.
Filed: March 24, 2004.
Inventor: Richard Blumberg, Harvard Medical School.
"The invention provides a method of inhibiting inflammation in a mammal, by administering to the mammal composition containing a compound which inhibits the expression or activity of a microsomal triglyceride transfer protein," the patent application's abstract states.
The application specifically claims the inhibition of inflammation by administering to an inflamed tissue an siRNA inhibiting microsomal triglyceride transfer protein.