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Molecular Design and Mechanistic Characterization of Glycoside Hydrolases using Computational and Experimental Techniques
(Virginia Tech, 2012-01-25)
Cellulase activity is due to the activity of multiple enzymes, including endoglucanases, cellobiohydrolases and glucosidases that work synergistically to solubilize crystalline cellulose efficiently. The dependence of ...
Enzymatic Production of Cellulosic Hydrogen by Cell-free Synthetic Pathway Biotransformation(SyPaB)
(Virginia Tech, 2011-07-06)
The goals of this research were 1) to produce hydrogen in high yields from cellulosic materials and water by synthetic pathway biotranformation (SyPaB), and 2) to increase the hydrogen production rate to a level comparable ...
Development of subunit vaccines against porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV)
(Virginia Tech, 2012-08-06)
Since emerging in Europe and the US, PRRS has spread globally and become the most significant infectious disease currently devastating the swine industry. In the US alone, the economic losses caused by this disease amount ...
Fractional Catalytic Pyrolysis Technology for the Production of Upgraded Bio-oil using FCC Catalyst
(Virginia Tech, 2011-12-19)
Catalytic pyrolysis technology is one of the thermochemical platforms used to produce high quality bio-oil and chemicals from biomass feedstocks. In the catalytic pyrolysis process, the biomass is rapidly heated under inert ...
Assembly, characterization and evaluation of a 3rd generation nanoparticle based drug carrier for metastatic breast cancer treatment
(Virginia Tech, 2013-06-03)
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the world. For women in the U.S. and the European countries, breast cancer is the most common type and it continuously threatens the lives of the patients and causes huge ...
Development of nanoparticle based nicotine vaccines for smoking cessation
(Virginia Tech, 2015-06-15)
Cigarette smoking is prevalent worldwide and has consistently been the top preventable cause of many serious diseases., which result in huge mortality, morbidity, and economic loss, in recent decades. In recent years, ...