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Kihara cryoNew method for interpreting cryo-EM maps makes it easier to determine protein structures

A new algorithm makes interpreting the results of cryo-electron microscopy maps easier and more accurate, helping researchers to determine protein structures and potentially create drugs that block their functions.

Tombos horsePurdue archaeologists part of ancient horse find in Nile River Valley

An ancient horse burial at Tombos along the Nile River Valley shows that a member of the horse family thousands of years ago was more important to the culture than previously thought, which provides a window into human-animal relationships more than 3,000 years ago.

Boltasseva plasmonicSwitch controls light on a nanoscale for faster information processing

Purdue researchers have helped design a compact switch that enables light to be more reliably confined to small computer chip components for faster information processing.

Fractal electrodeElectrode shape improves neurostimulation for small targets

A cross-like shape helps the electrodes of implantable neurostimulation devices to deliver more charge to specific areas of the nervous system, possibly prolonging device life span, says research published in March in Nature Scientific Reports.

Engineers create social media infrastructure for emergency management

Purdue researchers have developed an online platform that enables first responders to monitor emergency situations using tweets and Instagram posts.

Kody ChildressNew test could tell doctors whether patients will respond to chemotherapy

Less than half the patients diagnosed with cancer respond favorably to chemotherapy, but a new method for testing how patients will respond to various drugs could pave the way for more personalized treatment.

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