Past News

Widespread chemical contaminants stunt growth of amphibians

November 16, 2017

A series of synthetic chemicals widely used in household products, food packaging and clothing have a significant effect on the development of frogs, even at low doses, according to a Purdue University study.

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Three-day hands-on iPS Culture Training Course

November 16, 2017

The Neuroscience Cell Engineering core of PIIN is now up and running with several exciting projects initiated. The core coordinator Dr. Jung-II Moon offered a three-day hands-on iPS Culture Training Course to 7 participants this past November 16 to 21st. The following departments were represented: Biomedical Engineering, Psychological Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology. This course will be available to the larger Purdue community in the near future.

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Biochemistry professor who is developing blood test to detect early stage breast cancer wins Purdue commercialization award

November 16, 2017

W. Andy Tao, a biochemistry professor in the College of Agriculture who discovered a method to detect and monitor breast cancer using a simple blood test and bladder cancer using a urine test, is the 2017 recipient of the Outstanding Commercialization Award for Purdue University faculty.

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Game theory harnessed for cybersecurity of large-scale nets

November 15, 2017

Researchers have laid the groundwork for a method to improve cybersecurity for large-scale systems like the power grid and autonomous military defense networks by harnessing game theory and creating new intelligent algorithms.

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Purdue researchers receive ‘Grand Challenges Explorations’ grant for projects to help expecting mothers

November 15, 2017

Purdue University announced Tuesday (Nov. 14) that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Purdue researchers studying mosquitoes, hope to prevent spread of diseases

November 15, 2017

Mosquito season may be over for this year but that has not stopped professors at Purdue and their research.

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Purdue researchers studying mosquitoes, hope to prevent spread of diseases

November 15, 2017

Catherine Hill is a medical entomologist in Purdue’s Department of Entomology. She is at work to develop new technology to fight the growing problem of diseases transmitted by mosquitoes like Dengue, Zika, and West Nile.

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Expanding Life Sciences: Purdue University

November 14, 2017

Purdue University is a major leader in the life sciences with emphasis on the biological sciences. With their recent $250 million investment in the life sciences, Purdue has created three new Life Sciences Institutes that build upon their strength in the biological sciences. At the Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience (PIIN), researchers are leveraging the university’s expertise in neuroscienceand engineering to unravel the mysteries of the brain. Spanning 25 departments across six colleges, Purdue’s neuroscience enterprise includes more than 100 faculty engaged in neuroscience-related research. The institute’s role is to encourage and exploit synergies across disciplines on Purdue’s West Lafayette campus.

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Purdue researchers studying mosquitoes, hope to prevent spread of diseasesMosquito season may be over for this year but that has not stopped professors at Purdue and their research.

November 14, 2017

Mosquito season may be over for this year but that has not stopped professors at Purdue and their research.

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Yuehwern Yih receives ‘Grand Challenges Explorations’ grant

November 14, 2017

Yuehwern Yih, Associate Director of the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering, received funding for a project titled “demand sensing and digital tracking for maternal and child health in Uganda.” The project aims to save the lives of mothers giving birth by developing a better, more efficient supply system for essential medications and supplies.

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