2016

Ileana Cristea: A test for mitochondrial health

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016
by czandone

Invention A test for mitochondrial health

Inventor Ileana Cristea, professor of molecular biology

What it does The role of mitochondria — which are known as the power plants of the cell — in human health is an active area of research. A team led by Ileana Cristea is pioneering methods to monitor and explore molecular regulators that have implications for the research and treatment of mitochondrial diseases as well as cancer, aging and viral infections.

Timothy Buschman: Adaptive cognitive prosthetic

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016

Invention Adaptive Cognitive Prosthetic

Inventor Timothy Buschman, assistant professor of psychology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute

What it does The adaptive cognitive prosthetic is a device that, when implanted in the brain, helps recover cognitive function in patients with a stroke or traumatic brain injury. The goal is to restore or replace a damaged brain region.

Niraj Jha: Securing implantable medical devices against attack

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016

Invention Securing implantable medical devices against attack

Inventor Niraj Jha, professor of electrical engineering and associate director for education, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.

What it does In an increasingly connected world, a new technology developed by Niraj Jha and his colleagues can provide security for pacemakers, insulin pumps and other medical devices that are at risk of being hacked.

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