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Whelton pipesDrinking water odors, chemicals above health standards caused by 'green building' plumbing

Several types of plastic pipes in eco-friendly green buildings in the United States have been found to leach chemicals into drinking water that can cause odors and sometimes exist at levels that may exceed health standards.


Professors: Online retail technologies have mixed results

With the holiday shopping season approaching, online retailers are gearing up for increased customer visits and potential sales. But research by two Purdue University management professors found that some technologies online retailers frequently use are more effective than others.


ultrasound imageUltrasound revealing secrets of deadly abdominal aortic aneurysms

Researchers are exploring the usefulness of ultrasound imaging to study dangerous abdominal aortic aneurysms, a bulging of the aorta that is usually fatal when it ruptures and for which there is no effective medical treatment.


NIH awards $640,000 grant to improve diagnosis of diseases before onset of symptoms

A two-year grant from the National Institutes of Health will fund work by a Purdue Research Park-based company to improve methods to screen blood plasma samples for biomarkers, which are measurable indicators of a disease, to expedite diagnosis and treatment.


microforce-sensing mobile microrobotMicrorobots armed with new force-sensing system to probe cells

Inexpensive microrobots capable of probing and manipulating individual cells and tissue for biological research and medical applications are closer to reality with the design of a system that senses the minute forces exerted by a robot's tiny probe.


Sagamore-Adams labsPurdue innovations being commercialized to improve radiation detection, adhesives and sealants

Officials at a Chicago-based startup say innovations discovered in Purdue University's School of Nuclear Engineering are being commercialized to address challenges in improving radiation detection and making sealants and adhesives safer.


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