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LyoHub to transform freeze-drying process to make lifesaving drugs, preserve food

February 16, 2018

A consortium of researchers, industry members from pharmaceutical and food processing sectors, as well as equipment makers and others, are working together at the Advanced Lyophilization Technology Hub, or LyoHub, at Purdue to modernize a process that has not changed fundamentally in 70 years even though it has a worldwide annual market of about $16 billion.

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MicroRNA could help treat cancer and asthma

February 16, 2018

A microRNA that regulates inflammation shows promise as a treatment for inflammatory diseases such as asthma and cancer, according to research published in Cell Reports.

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Mosquito gut may hold the key to preventing Dengue and Zika

February 16, 2018

The midgut of a mosquito may hold the key to preventing mosquito-borne diseases like Zika and Dengue.

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FinFETs Shimmy to 5G’s Frequencies

February 15, 2018

Engineers make the fins of 14-nanometer FinFETs acoustically resonate to forge the building block of 5G oscillators, filters, and processor clocks Engineers at Purdue University and GlobalFoundries have gotten today’s most advanced transistors to vibrate at frequencies that could make 5G phones and other gadgets smaller and more energy efficient. The feat could also improve CPU clocks, make wearable radars, and one day form the basis of a new kind of computing. They presented their results today at the IEEE International Solid-States Circuits Conference, in San Francisco.

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Tumbling magnetic microbots have drug delivery potential

February 15, 2018

Engineers at Purdue University have devised this highly unusual mode of locomotion for constructions measuring around 400 by 800µm, which can act as medical microbots inside the body.

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Microbots can be used in drug delivery

February 15, 2018

Targeted drug delivery is one of the key applications of these nano- and microrobots

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Immunologic and gene expression profiles of spontaneous canine oligodendrogliomas

February 14, 2018

Professor R. Timothy Bentley, a member of the Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience and Associate Professor, Neurology and Neurosurgery in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences, and his collaborators Margaret Miller, Stephanie A. Thomovsky, Deborah W. Knap, Hock Gan Heng and Aaron Cohen-Gadol (IU) recently published in the Journal of Neuro-Oncology. The research article “Immunologic and gene expression pro les of spontaneous canine oligodendrogliomas; focused on the development of spontaneous brain tumors in pet dogs as a model of human brain tumors, while providing cutting-edge surgery and treatment for these pets. PIIN provided pilot funding to obtain the glioma (brain tumor) tissues and other samples through canine brain tumor surgery.

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All-terrain microbot moves by tumbling over complex topography

February 13, 2018

A new type of all-terrain microbot that moves by tumbling could help usher in tiny machines for various applications. The “microscale magnetic tumbling robot,” or ?TUM (microTUM), is about 400 by 800 microns, or millionths of a meter, smaller than the head of a pin. A continuously rotating magnetic field propels the microbot in an end-over-end or sideways tumbling motion, which helps the microbot traverse uneven surfaces such as bumps and trenches, a difficult feat for other forms of motion.

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Dr. Susan Sangha receives the Hotchkiss Brain Institute 2018 Alumnus of the Year Award

February 13, 2018

The award recognizes Dr. Sangha as an outstanding former trainee who has achieved scientific, professional and academic excellence. Dr. Sangha will receive a gift in recognition of the award and will be hosted to deliver the Alumnus of the Year Lecture to the Hotchkiss Brain Institute this fall.

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Center for Comparative Translational Research

February 9, 2018

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