• Producing bioethanol and/or glucose syrups from raw starch

    The invention relates to combinations of novel and efficient glucoamylase and alpha-amylase expressed in industrial Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast strains for the processing of raw starch into bioethanol. The efficient amylases combinations, tested on a cluster of starchy substrates (raw corn[...]

  • Improved solar panel recycling

    Over the next decade the number of unserviceable photovoltaic solar panels will increase exponentially. More efficient methods designed to separate the many materials that make up a panel must be developed so that they do not end up discarded in[...]

  • Tool for the selective section of the transverse processes of the cervical vertebrae

    The patented tool allows access to the transverse foramen contents by partially dissecting the transverse process of the cervical vertebrae. In this way, the effective isolation of the vertebral vessels contained therein is allowed. In medical, surgical, and veterinary sciences,[...]

  • Use of small molecules to rescue folding defective proteins

    The use of CFTR (cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator) correctors for the treatment of rare and devastating genetic muscular diseases, namely sarcoglycanopathies and Brody myopathy, is the object of this invention. Sarcoglycanopathies and Brody myopathy are rare inherited striated muscle[...]

  • A method for self-calibration of mmWave radar networks from moving target trajectories

    The proposed technique computes the roto-translation parameters of multiple mmWave radar devices respect to a reference coordinate system. The method calibrates radars in pairs and it is based on computing the optimal rigid transformation that matches the movement trajectories of[...]

  • Small molecule inhibitors of OPA1 GTPase activity with anti-cancer properties

    Cancer is a complex disease resulting from the interplay between the tumor cell and its microenvironment, featuring impaired apoptosis and activation of quiescent blood vessels to induce neovascularization to support metastasis. Two of the yet unmet needs in anticancer therapy[...]

  • Bicyclic peptides for targeted therapy against cancer

    Since inhibitors based on small molecules and macromolecules are not selective and potent enough, new compounds, including bicyclic peptides, have been developed in recent years. Bicyclic peptides are new generation therapeutic molecules which exhibit properties typical of monoclonal antibodies (high[...]

  • A resilient and user-friendly CAPTCHA

    In order to protect on line services form malicious attacks, access is only granted to users by solving a CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart) to distinguish a human user from a malicious software[...]

  • Bluetooth channel protection for Android devices

    This patent describes a security system for Android devices that can block access to Bluetooth channels by unauthorized, potentially malicious, applications. This patented invention is a novel solution for the protection of Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy channels in Android[...]