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Implantable transmitter provides wireless option for biomedical devices

August 14, 2020

The Purdue team developed a fully implantable radio-frequency transmitter chip for wireless sensor nodes and biomedical devices. The research is published in the journal IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II. The transmitter chip consumes lowest amount of energy per digital bit published to date.

Implantable transmitter provides wireless option for biomedical devices

NIH grant to help fast-track Neurodon’s Alzheimer’s drug development research

August 11, 2020

A $2 million grant from the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health to Neurodon, a Purdue University-affiliated startup, will help fast-track molecules that could improve memory and reduce Alzheimer’s disease neurodegeneration.

NIH grant to help fast-track Neurodon’s Alzheimer’s drug development research

Computational model could improve success in translating drugs from animal studies to humans

August 11, 2020

Doug Brubaker, a Purdue assistant professor of biomedical engineering, uses computational and experimental approaches to study host-microbiome interactions in cancers and inflammatory diseases.

Computational model could improve success in translating drugs from animal studies to humans

Riyi Shi, appointed as the Mari Hulman George Endowed Professor of Applied Neuroscience in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

August 10, 2020

Dr. Shi specializes in uncovering the mechanisms of central nervous system trauma and diseases and instituting new treatments through innovative experimentation and pioneering new strategies in the field. In addition to being a professor of basic medical sciences in the Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine, he holds a courtesy appointment in Purdue’s Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. In 2019, Shi was appointed director of the Center for Paralysis Research at Purdue. Shi is the author or co-author of 167 published papers and is the recipient of 12 issued patents. Two of his therapies have gone to clinical trials for spinal cord and head trauma, and one has gained FDA approval for patients with multiple sclerosis.

Riyi Shi, appointed as the Mari Hulman George Endowed Professor of Applied Neuroscience in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Purdue innovators receive $1.3 million from Department of Defense for research on traumatic brain injury and Alzheimer’s.

July 23, 2020

PIIN members, Dr. Gaurav Chopra and Riyi Shi, professors at Purdue University, have received new support as they research traumatic brain injury and Alzheimer’s disease.

Purdue innovators receive $1.3 million from Department of Defense for research on traumatic brain injury and Alzheimer’s.

PIIN provides support for the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)

July 13, 2020

The Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) offers fellowships and full-tuition scholarships to physician-engineer trainees in the IUSM-Purdue University MD-PhD BME combined degree program. One of PIIN’s goals is to increase the number of MSTP trainees pursuing their degree in PIIN laboratories. Not only would such an outcome strengthen the Institute’s research programs by engaging an outstanding pool of MD/Ph.D. students, but it would also foster the development of collaborations between PIIN faculty members and colleagues at IUSM.

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Not just a reflex: Swallowing is complicated, but this researcher is making it easier - Georgia Malandraki- Associate Professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

July 8, 2020

Georgia Malandraki, associate professor of speech, language, and hearing sciences at Purdue University, is uncovering the relationship between the brain and swallowing to develop treatments for children and adults who have difficulty swallowing. This condition, also known as dysphagia, affects 10 million adults and more than a half million children in the United States every year.

Not just a reflex: Swallowing is complicated, but this researcher is making it easier - Georgia Malandraki- Associate Professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Connecting older adults with smart tech — by design, by Brandon J. Pitts- Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering.

June 18, 2020

Intelligent technologies have begun to affect nearly every corner of our lives. At the same time, people 65 years and older have become the fastest-growing age group worldwide. While there are many benefits of a future enabled by smart tools, older adults have typically been left out of the product design conversation, which has not taken into account their capabilities, limitations, expectations, and usability issues.

Connecting older adults with smart tech — by design, by Brandon J. Pitts- Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering.

Can we detect HIV quickly and accurately from a drop of blood? - Jacqueline Linnes- Marta E Gross Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

June 1, 2020

HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus – a virus that makes your immune system weak so that it cannot fight off infection. It’s not easy to detect HIV in the first few weeks after infection, but it’s actually very important so the person can begin treatment and prevent transmission to another person.

Can we detect HIV quickly and accurately from a drop of blood? - Jacqueline Linnes- Marta E Gross Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

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