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November 2016

Purdue announces largest ever startup class based on university innovations

Purdue Research Foundation officials in October announced the 27 startups based on Purdue patented innovations that make up the "Purdue Startup Class of 2016." This year's class exceeded the number of startups from any previous year, contributing to Purdue's third straight year of record-breaking startup and commercialization activities. More ...

Multihazard researchPurdue to lead multihazard research with $4.1 million NSF award

Purdue has received a five-year, $4.1 million grant by the National Science Foundation to help coordinate a national initiative aimed at minimizing damage to physical civil infrastructure. A Purdue team will direct the Network Coordination Office for the National Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure effort by engineers and scientists to investigate methods for making civil infrastructure safer and making communities more resilient. More ...

Purdue part of NSF effort to improve wireless communications

Purdue is part of a National Science Foundation effort to enhance the public's access to a radio spectrum that will become increasingly congested due to a proliferation of smartphones and the "internet of things," spurring greater demand for wireless broadband. The demand could soon strain the capacity of radio frequency bands used for wireless communications. More ...

NIH research project will upgrade 'metagenomics' system

Purdue is working with Argonne National Laboratory to supercharge a "metagenomics data" system that could bring innovations in personalized medicine, better management of oil spills and other clinical and ecological applications. More ...

Purdue launches international engagement campaign

Purdue on Oct. 25 during an event in India with President Mitch Daniels announced an international engagement campaign as part of "Ever True: The Campaign for Purdue University." Addressing alumni and friends of the University at a reception in Bangalore, Daniels cited Purdue's commitment to affordability and world-class education and invited attendees to help make an impact by engaging with the University. More ...

CDC $1.15 million grant to help reduce obesity in two Indiana counties

Thanks to a $1.15 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Purdue health experts will work closely with Jackson and Lawrence counties to develop and implement communitywide strategies to deal with a high incidence of adult obesity. More ...

Purdue, DWD partner to expand startup opportunities for international scholars, students through J-1 Visa program

Purdue Research Foundation and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced an agreement to support increased startup creation through Purdue's J-1 Exchange Visitor Program for international researchers and/or students based at the Purdue Foundry. Purdue is the second university to be granted the authorization by the U.S. Department of State to the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program for this purpose. More ...

Molecule that 'lights up' cancer accelerating toward FDA approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted fast-track status to a Purdue scientist's optical imaging technology that may one day significantly improve outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients. More ...

Carbonization of wheat flourProcess turns wheat flour into micropores that capture carbon dioxide

Researchers have shown how a process for the "carbonization" of wheat flour creates numerous tiny pores that capture carbon dioxide, representing a potential renewable technology to reduce the industrial emission of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. More ...

Mixing energy drinks, alcohol may affect adolescent brains like cocaine

Drinking highly caffeinated alcoholic beverages triggers changes in the adolescent brain similar to taking cocaine, and the consequences last into adulthood as an altered ability to deal with rewarding substances, according to a Purdue study. More ...

AAE CubeSat flight experiment picked for launch on ULA rocket

A Purdue experiment has been picked to go into orbit aboard a United Launch Alliance rocket. Professor David Spencer's Aerodynamic Deorbit Experiment was selected for flight as a secondary payload on a future Atlas V launch. A launch date in 2018 has been targeted. The experiment was one of four proposals selected through ULA's rideshare program, CubeCorp. More ...

Purdue, AOPA to create aviation-related high school curriculum

Purdue's Polytechnic Institute and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association have formed a partnership to develop aviation-related science and math curriculum for high schools across America. The first-of-its-kind program will offer students comprehensive four-year aviation study options that are aligned to rigorous math and science standards used in many states. More ...

Purdue solar racing teamPurdue students mark 25 years of building, racing solar-powered cars

Purdue's tradition of building solar cars for competition reached the quarter-century mark this year with another addition to the long line of vehicles. Beginning in 1991, with a vehicle built from a van and solar panels, students have continued to refine and improve the projects turned out every two years. This year, Renatus (Latin for "rebirth") is Purdue Solar Racing's 10th vehicle. More ...

Purdue Systemwide

Purdue University Northwest innovators honored

Thomas L. Keon, chancellor of Purdue University Northwest, has been named a Fellow and faculty member Mark Mabrito a member of the 2016-17 class of The Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana. The University's Commercialization and Manufacturing Excellence Center also received Team recognition. More ...

Purdue in the News

Phys.org: Money can buy happiness but it's costly to bank on that without measuring debt

CIO: Big data on campus

Times of India: Scientists establish link between cesarean birth and obesity in infants

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