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Novel technology could provide a faster, inexpensive way to detect, monitor dengue fever, Zika virus
March 24, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.  Purdue researchers are developing an integrated biosensing platform aimed at detecting and monitoring mosquito-borne diseases faster and cheaper than current methods, to aid in preventing virus outbreaks and their devastating effects. Lia A Stanciu, a Purdue professor of materials engineering, is leading the research and development of the technology. Additional researchers are Ernesto Marinero, professor of materials engineering and electrical and computing engineering; and Richard Kuhn, professor and department head of biological sciences and director of the Purdue Institute for Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Diseases. Kuhn also led the research team that were the first to determine the structure of the Zika virus.

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Wonder material might make spray-on solar cells a reality
March 23, 2017

Imagine a future when solar cells can be sprayed or printed onto the windows of skyscrapers or atop sports utility vehiclesand at prices potentially far cheaper than todays silicon-based panels.

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Novel technology being developed to monitor mosquito-borne diseases.
March 22, 2017

This technology may result in faster and more inexpensive methods than current options.

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Dr. Riyi Shi and colleagues study hearing loss among veterans.
March 20, 2017

Measuring auditory changes and auditory deficits non-invasively could give a window into general damage to the brain.

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Strides in Chronic pain made
March 16, 2017

PI4D Researchers are making discoveries of treatment of chronic pain without opioids.

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Promising Zika virus prevention and treatment
March 16, 2017

Researchers have determined The structure of a human antibody bound to the Zika virus has been determined by researchers.

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Best Drug Design College Ranking
March 15, 2017

Purdue was ranked 2nd in the nation for Best Drug Design College by Successful Student.

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Possible treatment for chronic pain without opioids.
March 15, 2017

Dr. Val Watts and team have discovered a compound that can treat chronic pain without the use of opioids.

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Estimates of emissions from natural gas-fueled plants much too low, study finds
March 14, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.  Power plants that burn natural gas produce significantly less pollutants and greenhouse gases than coal-burning plants, according to current estimates of how much methane escapes from such power plants, as well as from oil refineries, and estimates could be off by a wide margin, a new Purdue University study finds.

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System Automatically Detects Cracks in Nuclear Power Plants
March 13, 2017

A new automated system detects cracks in the steel components of nuclear power plants and has been shown to be more accurate than other automated systems.

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