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Fall 2003
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UCLA TECHNOLOGY AVAILABLE FOR LICENSING

TUMOR VACCINE

A new vaccine helps protect against cancer in patients with a prior herpes virus infection, who are more likely to develop these cancers.

PLANT-GROWTH GENE

Researchers have isolated a plant gene that can increase fruit and vegetable yield and extend the length of the harvesting season.

SHAPE-CHANGING ALLOY

When an electrical current is applied to this nickel-and-titanium alloy, it changes shape and produces a force that can be harnessed in tiny biomedical devices.

EXPLOSION PREVENTION

A new method using electronegative gas and sulfur hexafluoride in combination with an inert gas prevents explosions in aircraft fuel tanks and other closed tanks holding flammable liquids and vapor.

PERSONALIZING PRESCRIPTIONS

A genetic marker has been identified to enable physicians to better choose the best medications for patients suffering from depression, anxiety and schizophrenia.


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