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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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Spectrometers could improve point-of-care patient diagnosis

September 19, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – PURSPEC Technologies Inc., whose miniature spectrometers may improve medical diagnosis and patient compliance by reducing the time needed to analyze samples, has opened offices in the Purdue Research Park.

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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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Road Map to modernized production of lifesaving drugs, food preservation identified by Purdue University

September 13, 2017

A new 10-year road map to identify the improvements that are needed in lyophilisation has been published by the Advanced Lyophilization Technology Hub, or LyoHUB, at Purdue University. A consortium of experts is working to modernize a process that is used in making a wide range of products, from freeze-dried space foods to lifesaving wonder drugs. The process, called “lyophilization,” removes water at low temperature and pressure. Lyophilization is needed for products that would be damaged if they were dried by heating, but it can be slow, energy-intensive and expensive.

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Nanoparticle-drug combo turns white fat to brown fat with potential to treat obesity, diabetes

September 12, 2017

In a potential breakthrough for the treatment of obesity and diabetes, Purdue University scientists have found a way to deliver a drug directly to stored white fat cells to turn them into more easily burned brown fat cells. White adipose tissue, most associated with obesity, is a type of fat that collects in the body for long-term storage of energy. It's possible humans evolved to store white fat to act as insulation and energy storage.

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Key process to be modernised in production of lifesaving drugs, food preservation

September 12, 2017

A consortium of experts is working to modernise a process that is used in making a wide range of products, from freeze-dried space foods to lifesaving wonder drugs. The process, called ‘lyophilisation,’ removes water at low temperature and pressure. Lyophilisation is needed for products that would be damaged if they were dried by heating, but it can be slow, energy-intensive and expensive. A new 10-year road map to identify the improvements that are needed in lyophilisation is being published by the Advanced Lyophilization Technology Hub, or LyoHUB, at Purdue University.

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Key process to be modernised in production of lifesaving drugs, food preservation

September 12, 2017

A consortium of experts is working to modernise a process that is used in making a wide range of products, from freeze-dried space foods to lifesaving wonder drugs. The process, called ‘lyophilisation,’ removes water at low temperature and pressure. Lyophilisation is needed for products that would be damaged if they were dried by heating, but it can be slow, energy-intensive and expensive. A new 10-year road map to identify the improvements that are needed in lyophilisation is being published by the Advanced Lyophilization Technology Hub, or LyoHUB, at Purdue University.

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