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Technology could help minimize the risk of head injuries from playground falls

April 26, 2017

A company based at Purdue Research Park of Northwest Indiana is commercializing technology that could help minimize the risk of children’s head injuries from playgrounds falls. Sonam Technologies recently received a U.S. design patent for its ST Impact Analyzer CH, a portable electronic tester that can measure and record impact data for the surfaces of playgrounds or other sports surfaces.

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New drug compounds could provide non-toxic, effective way to inhibit enzymes that cause cancers

April 25, 2017

Drug compounds being developed at Purdue University could effectively target and inhibit protein kinase enzymes and secondary mutated versions that drive multiple types of cancers. The compounds are non-toxic compared to conventional drugs, potentially eliminating adverse patient side effects.

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‘Data-driven’ design could lead to improved lithium-ion batteries

April 24, 2017

Purdue University is working with MIT and Stanford University in a project funded by the Toyota Research Institute to improve rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and accelerate their integration into electric and hybrid vehicles.

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Device meant to feed astronauts on Mars may first make debut in Africa

April 18, 2017

A team from Purdue University, including Carlos Corvalan (from left), Osvaldo Campanella, Martin Okos and Amudhan Ponrajan, has developed a lightweight food extruder for NASA that could have immediate benefits in African countries.

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Newly developed insecticide and fungus combination could more effectively control, eliminate termites

April 18, 2017

A new Purdue University-developed technology concept could provide pest control companies with a more effective way to control termites and prevent associated damage. The technology works by targeting the termite’s resistance genes that help the insect fight off a known fungus that can effectively eliminate termites.

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