System automatically detects cracks in nuclear power plants
February 16, 2017
A new automated system detects cracks in the steel components of nuclear power plants and has been shown to be more accurate than other automated systems.
Optogenetics used to kick start gene that plays role in neural defects
February 15, 2017
Purdue University and Indiana University School of Medicine scientists were able to force an epigenetic reaction that turns on and off a gene known to determine the fate of the neural stem cells, a finding that could lead to new therapeutics in the fight against select cancers and neural diseases.
FYI: Abbreviations exclude readers in scientific communication, experts say
February 14, 2017
The universal use of abbreviations in higher education is intended to simplify, but really they stifle scientific communication, according to Purdue University ostracism experts.
Super-resolution system reveals mechanics of tiny ‘DNA walker’
February 9, 2017
Researchers have introduced a new type of “super-resolution” microscopy and used it to discover the precise walking mechanism behind tiny structures made of DNA that could find biomedical and industrial applications.
Study measures psychological support provided by service dogs
February 7, 2017
The physical benefits service dogs provide in assisting people with disabilities are well-known, but a new study conducted by a Purdue University research team reveals that service dogs also contribute significantly to emotional and psychosocial well-being.