Behavioral Diagnostics (BD) LLC, an Iowa City-based biotechnology company in the UI Venture School, received the first installment of a $900,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a quantitative test for smoking that uses saliva DNA.
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In the early 2000s, cystic fibrosis researchers were frustrated with available mouse models of the disease. The mice carried the mutant version of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene that causes the disease in people, but the animals didn’t develop the mucus-coated lungs, coughing, or breathing difficulty observed in human patients. Researchers at the University of Iowa (UI) thought they might have a solution—genetically modified miniature pigs.
SantosHuman Inc. - July 18, 2016
The Santos® Arm Force Field (AFF) plug-in module provides access to the most accurate method for predicting manual arm strength (MAS) available today. Based on over 10 years of research, the AFF method was developed by Nicholas La Delfa (PhD, MSc, BSc.kin) and Jim Potvin (Emer. Prof., McMaster University) as an upgrade to current methods.
"We believe that the AFF will revolutionize the measurement of arm strength in ergonomics" says Potvin.