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New Imaging Technology Allows Visualization of Nanoscale Structures Inside Whole Cells and Tissues

May 4, 2020

Since Robert Hooke’s first description of a cell in Micrographia 350 years ago, microscopy has played an important role in understanding the rules of life. However, the smallest resolvable feature, the resolution, is restricted by the wave nature of light. Now, Purdue University researchers have developed a new technology to overcome this challenge.

New Imaging Technology Allows Visualization of Nanoscale Structures Inside Whole Cells and Tissues

Study: Football Offensive Linemen Should Start Plays Upright to Avoid Hits to the Head

April 21, 2020

A study conducted by Purdue University and Stanford University researchers found that offensive linemen experienced at least 40% fewer hits to the head if they started a play standing up, rather than with their fingers touching the ground. The slight positional change could eliminate a significant number of hits without affecting the game.

Study: Football Offensive Linemen Should Start Plays Upright to Avoid Hits to the Head

Optical Imaging Technology May Help Surgeons Better Treat Cancer, Brain Diseases

April 9, 2020

Purdue University researchers created technology that uses optical imaging to better help surgeons map out tumors in the body and help them understand how certain diseases affect activity in the brain.

Optical Imaging Technology May Help Surgeons Better Treat Cancer, Brain Diseases

Tamara Kinzer-Ursem is Featured in "Celebrating our Associate Professors" Series

April 8, 2020

Learn more about the research of Tamara Kinzer-Ursem, Marta E. Gross Associate Professor in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, in the areas of biomolecular detection, protein-structure function and relationships, spatial and temporal dynamics of protein signaling networks in this “Celebrating our Associate Professors” video series.

Tamara Kinzer-Ursem is Featured in "Celebrating our Associate Professors" Series

Engineering Solutions to COVID-19 Testing

April 2, 2020

Our two teams of engineers are hard at work quickly and collegially developing portable, user-friendly technologies that would tell people — in their own homes — whether they’ve contracted the novel coronavirus.

Engineering Solutions to COVID-19 Testing

Purdue Researchers Leap to Discover More About Coronavirus

March 31, 2020

As the novel coronavirus pandemic approaches 1 million cases worldwide, Purdue University researchers have launched more than 30 research projects and have applied for funding for nearly 20 additional projects.

Purdue Researchers Leap to Discover More About Coronavirus

Creating COVID-19 Tests is Complicated Science, and Business

March 30, 2020

Jacqueline Linnes, a professor of biomedical engineering who runs a lab at Purdue University. She’s created a COVID-19 test. She told me the science is complicated, but getting from lab to market is even harder.

Creating COVID-19 Tests is Complicated Science, and Business

Sherry L. Harbin Inducted Into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

March 30, 2020

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Sherry L. Harbin, Ph.D., Professor, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University to its College of Fellows.

Sherry L. Harbin Inducted Into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

Thomas M. Talavage Inducted Into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

March 30, 2020

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Thomas M. Talavage, Ph.D., Professor, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University to its College of Fellows.

Thomas M. Talavage Inducted Into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

Paper device could bring portable coronavirus detection, but funding bars production

March 3, 2020

Only a select number of state and local laboratories have permission from U.S. health officials to use diagnostic tests for COVID-19, a coronavirus-caused disease. If the virus is spreading nationwide, most communities do not have access to the necessary tests.

Paper device could bring portable coronavirus detection, but funding bars production