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Game Theory Harnessed For Cybersecurity of Large-Scale Nets

November 23, 2017

PurdueResearchers 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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Space Research and Beyond

November 22, 2017

While looking out for universities to apply to for doctoral degree, my primary focus was on the research going on at different universities in the area of astrodynamics. I chose to apply to universities in the United States as it has some of the best research going on in this area. I applied to about eight universities, including Purdue University. Purdue was my first choice as it is one of the best places right now to do research in aerospace.

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This Tech Can Decode Brain Accurately

October 26, 2017

Researchers have developed a novel mind-reading technology that uses artificial intelligence to decode what the human brain is seeing, an advance that could lead to new insights into brain function. The algorithm was for the first time used to understand brain processes while a person watches natural scenes, a step toward decoding the brain while people are trying to make sense of complex and dynamic visual surroundings, said lead author Haiguang Wen, doctoral student at the Purdue University in Indiana, US.

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Areas Selected For Smart City Development Are Heat Islands, Says Study

October 26, 2017

The phenomenon of urban heat islands, in which concrete and built areas in cities experience higher temperatures than surrounding rural areas, may get accentuated with rapid urbanisation. This is the conclusion of a new study of urban areas selected for development of smart cities.

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Purdue researchers use Wii games to help Parkinson’s patients

September 27, 2017

A pair of Purdue University professors are using the popular Nintendo Wii gaming system to help people with Parkinson’s disease. Jessica Huber and Jeff Haddad from the College of Health and Human Sciences are studying how playing specially created games can improve a patient’s movement, speech and overall quality of life.

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Purdue researchers use Wii games to help Parkinson’s patients

September 27, 2017

A pair of Purdue University professors are using the popular Nintendo Wii gaming system to help people with Parkinson’s disease. Jessica Huber and Jeff Haddad from the College of Health and Human Sciences are studying how playing specially created games can improve a patient’s movement, speech and overall quality of life.

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New kinase detection method helps identify targets for developing cancer drugs

September 23, 2017

Purdue University researchers have developed a high-throughput method for matching kinases to the proteins they phosphorylate, speeding the ability to identify multiple potential cancer drug targets. Kinases are proteins that catalyze the transfer of a phosphate group to another protein, a process called phosphorylation that is key to a protein's function. Many phosphorylated proteins are oncogenes, ones that can trigger the formation of cancer cells.

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Research seeks to improve electrical system against weather outages

September 20, 2017

Determining how to improve the resilience of power grid structures in the face of outages from severe weather events is the focus of a multidisciplinary study by Purdue professors.The project, “Towards a Resilient Grid: An Investment Prioritization Decision Framework that Integrates the Growing Risks of Severe Weather-Induced Outages,” received a $468,851 grant from the National Science Foundation. The project team is led by Makarand Hastak, head of construction engineering and management and professor in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering; Roshanak Nateghi, an assistant professor in the School of Industrial Engineering and in Environmental and Ecological Engineering; and Wallace E. Tyner, a professor in agricultural economics. Sayanti Mukherjee, a recent PhD graduate, will be working on the project as a postdoctoral research assistant.

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Purdue researchers create device to identify risks for breast cancer

September 18, 2017

Researchers at Purdue University are creating a device that they hope will help identify risk factors that cause breast cancer. The device, known as risk-on-a-chip, is a small plastic case with several thin layers and an opening for a piece of paper where researchers can place a portion of tissue. This tiny environment produces risk factors for cancer and mimics what happens in a living organism. "We want to be able to understand how cancer starts so that we can prevent it," said Sophie Lelièvre, a professor of cancer pharmacology at Purdue.

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Purdue researchers create device to identify risks for breast cancer

September 15, 2017

Researchers at Purdue University are creating a device that they hope will help identify risk factors that cause breast cancer. The device, known as risk-on-a-chip, is a small plastic case with several thin layers and an opening for a piece of paper where researchers can place a portion of tissue. This tiny environment produces risk factors for cancer and mimics what happens in a living organism. “We want to be able to understand how cancer starts so that we can prevent it,” said Sophie Lelièvre, Professor of Cancer Pharmacology, Purdue.

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