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Method And Composition For Coating Wound Or Protecting Animal Skin, Carl A. Huprich, Leo L. Timms Nov 1997

Method And Composition For Coating Wound Or Protecting Animal Skin, Carl A. Huprich, Leo L. Timms

Iowa State University Patents

Solutions of polyether polyurethane with benzoin gum in tetrahydrafuran applied to animal skin provide dry films that are elastic, vapor permeable, water proof, dirt proof, insect proof, aerobic bacteriostatic and adhere well under environmental conditions. Apparent application viscosity can be adjusted as required for specific needs.


Ingredient Selection For Plastic Composite Supports For L-(+)-Lactic Acid Biofilm Fermentation By Lactobacillus Casei Subsp. Rhamnosus, K.L. Ho, A. L. Pometto Iii, P. N. Hinz, James S. Dickson, A. Demirci Jul 1997

Ingredient Selection For Plastic Composite Supports For L-(+)-Lactic Acid Biofilm Fermentation By Lactobacillus Casei Subsp. Rhamnosus, K.L. Ho, A. L. Pometto Iii, P. N. Hinz, James S. Dickson, A. Demirci

Food Science and Human Nutrition Publications

Plastic composite supports containing 50% agricultural products (oat hulls, soybean hulls, yeast extract, soybean flour, dried bovine erythrocytes, bovine albumin, and/or mineral salts) and 50% (wt/wt) polypropylene were produced by high-temperature twin-screw extrusion. The research employed two half sets of a five-factorial fractional design (2(5 - 1)) to evaluate the effects of different agricultural components on the properties of the plastic composite supports and to select the best plastic composite support formulation for lactic acid fermentation. The biofilm population was affected by the contact angle and relative hydrophobicity of the supports (r = 0.79 to 0.82). Lactic ...


Method For Measuring Muscle Mass, Steven L. Nissen, John A. Rathmacher, Paul J. Flakoll May 1997

Method For Measuring Muscle Mass, Steven L. Nissen, John A. Rathmacher, Paul J. Flakoll

Iowa State University Patents

A method for determining muscle mass in a human subject useful for monitoring athletic conditioning, weight loss programs, nutritional deficiencies, and disease states which cause muscle wasting is provided comprising administration of a bolus dose of a metabolic marker for 3-methylhistidine, the use of a three-compartment model to describe data from blood samples collected periodically thereafter, and calculation of muscle mass as a function of specific values generated by the model.


Texture Analysis Using Multiresolution Analysis For Ultrasound Tissue Characterization, Nam-Deuk Kim, Viren Amin, Doyle Wilson, Gene Rouse, Satish S. Udpa Jan 1997

Texture Analysis Using Multiresolution Analysis For Ultrasound Tissue Characterization, Nam-Deuk Kim, Viren Amin, Doyle Wilson, Gene Rouse, Satish S. Udpa

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

There is a growing demand in the meat industry for a quantitative method of grading beef carcasses. Commercially available beef in the United States is graded subjectively by-certified United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspectors. This is done by visually determining the amount and distribution of intramuscular fat (IMFAT) or marbling in the ribeye muscle. A method for estimating quality attributes (such as marbling) in live animals would help cluster feedlot cattle into outcome groups for more effective marketing.