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‘Volumetric’ imaging method reveals chemical content, might lead to systems that eliminate need to draw blood for lab tests

April 27, 2017

A “chemical imaging” system that uses a special type of laser beam to penetrate deep into tissue might lead to technologies that eliminate the need to draw blood for analyses including drug testing and early detection of diseases such as cancer and diabetes.

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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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Rechargeable ‘spin battery’ promising for spintronics and quantum computing

April 19, 2017

Researchers have shown how to create a rechargeable “spin battery” made out of materials called topological insulators, a step toward building new spintronic devices and quantum computers.

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