Archive for June, 2010

, Jun 30, 2010 Comments Off

Invention Turns Garbage into Grub

The Agricultural Byproduct Value Recovery System ™ (“ABVRS ”™) is a patented process that takes fish, shrimp and chicken parts normally discarded during regular food processing and re-cycles them by adding them to existing animal feed.  The end product is a high protein, nutrient rich meal.  The raw material gets superheated, air dried and added to [...]

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The New “Green” Asphalt

Asphalt may look sticky and black, but Randy West and his team at the National Center for Asphalt Technology are working to make it green.

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Tatarchuk Tackles the Tiny Trouble

With a little wet spaghetti and piano wire you can power a Trident submarine, and build the world’s most efficient air filter.

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Inhaler Drug Delivery Gets a Micro-Makeover

…inhaler particles that are the wrong size or shape or charge get stuck in the mouth and throat, or the wrong part of the lung – never making it to where they are needed for healing or relief…

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Jun 30, 2010 Comments Off

Training for a Heart Attack

The only practical and sustainable countermeasure capable of providing cardio-protection is regular endurance exercise. Indeed, studies demonstrate that regular exercise reduces the risk of death from myocardial ischemia-reperfusion insult…

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Dynamic Dosing with Contact Lenses

Byrne and his team have figured out a way to load drugs onto soft contact lenses, and tailor the release of these drugs to a prescribed therapy. Auburn was the first to demonstrate the extended release of antihistamines via contact lenses, and since that pioneering work, has tailored delivery systems to antibiotics…

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Jun 28, 2010 Comments Off

How to Fly a Hospital

Baptist Health in Montgomery, Ala. has partnered with experts in aviation management from Auburn University to redesign the way hospital staff operate in extreme situations.

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Hunting the Fruit Vine Killer

Pound for pound, one of the top cash crops in the U.S. is grapes. During 2009, 7.1 million tons, valued at $3.2 billion, were grown commercially in the United States. In California’s wine country, grapes for a certain cabernet sold at $27,000 per ton. So protecting the grape harvest is serious business…

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Mosquitoes Fight Pesticides; Auburn Punches Back

Mosquitoes. Everyone knows they’re annoying, but did you know they’re also deadly? The American Mosquito Control Association estimates that every year, more than a million people die from mosquito-borne diseases. And it’s going to get worse. We’ve been spraying insecticides in massive amounts across the globe, but we can’t do that forever. Mosquitoes are becoming [...]

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, Jun 17, 2010 Comments Off

Auburn and the Soldier-Athlete

The Army’s emphasis on training recruits as “soldier-athletes” inspired Col. Terrence McKenrick, commander of the 192d Infantry Brigade at Fort Benning, Ga., to reach out to Auburn kinesiologist JoEllen Sefton. Each year, an estimated 14,000 soldiers cycle through nine weeks of basic combat training or fourteen weeks of infantry training. And six days a week, [...]

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