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REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS: Grand Challenges in Neuroscience

August 13, 2019

The Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience will award up to a total of $1,000,000 to six to 10 project teams for a one-year project period. Additional funding may be available upon completion of agreed upon milestones. Purdue faculty members are eligible to apply.

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Summary from second of three neuroscience-engineering workshops

July 22, 2019

On June 24, the Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience hosted its second its Life Sciences-Engineering Workshop Series. The three-part program aims to create working groups that could identify major problems in neuroscience with interdisciplinary teams that incorporate both life sciences and engineering. Selected teams will receive funding from PIIN (with the potential for significant multi-year investments) as part of the institute’s key initiatives. The second event drew more than 45 faculty members and research scientists as well as several staff members from Purdue Life Sciences. The program-included presentation from the forming teams followed by breakout sessions to begin identifying potential topics for collaboration.

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Now hear this: Study highlights the importance of avoiding noise-induced hearing loss

July 15, 2019

Hearing loss is so common in today's society, especially in older individuals, that many people question the use of doing anything to protect their hearing from noise and loud sounds. But it turns out the source of hearing loss may have a large impact on a person’s ability to understand speech and enjoy music.

Now hear this: Study highlights the importance of avoiding noise-induced hearing loss

$150,000 in funding to advance, commercialize Purdue innovations

July 15, 2019

Four Purdue University researchers have received a total of $150,086 from the Trask Innovation Fund to help their labs commercialize their innovations. The fund is a development program established to support projects that advance the commercial value of Purdue University intellectual property. The fund makes awards twice a year to aid faculty and staff with their patented innovations that are being commercialized through the Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization.

$150,000 in funding to advance, commercialize Purdue innovations

Mattoo Lab’s Cryoapex Technology Highlighted by Science Magazine

June 17, 2019

The laboratory of Dr. Seema Mattoo recently developed a new tomography-compatible electron microscopy technique called CryoAPEX. This technique, published in the Journal of Cell Science, has been highlighted in the Editor’s Choice column of Science magazine. Congratulations to the Mattoo lab!

Mattoo Lab’s Cryoapex Technology Highlighted by Science Magazine

Summary from first of three neuroscience engineering workshops

June 17, 2019

On June 10, the Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience kicked off its Life Sciences-Engineering Workshop Series. The three-part program aims to create working groups that could identify major problems in neuroscience with interdisciplinary teams that incorporate both life sciences and engineering. Selected teams will receive funding from PIIN (with the potential for significant multi-year investments) as part of the institute’s key initiatives.

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Protein shows promise in treating Parkinson's disease

June 13, 2019

The true cause of Parkinson’s disease is still a mystery to researchers, although they do know that in many patients, a protein called alpha-synuclein (aSyn) tends to aggregate in brain cells. But a different protein could help stop that aggregation, according to a new study in the Journal of Molecular Biology.

Protein shows promise in treating Parkinson's disease

Outreach and Engagement

June 11, 2019

Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience has recently participated in Nano Days, PUNS, and PAMR.

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Bridgette Tonnsen- Big Idea Challenge 2.0 winner, "From Cell Cultures to Community Cultures: Bringing Precision Health to Autism"

June 7, 2019

Bridgette Tonnsen- Big Idea Challenge 2.0 winner, "From Cell Cultures to Community Cultures: Bringing Precision Health to Autism"

Bridgette Tonnsen- Big Idea Challenge 2.0 winner, "From Cell Cultures to Community Cultures: Bringing Precision Health to Autism"

PIIN Life Sciences-Engineering Workshop Series

June 5, 2019

The Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience in June and July will hold a series of life sciences-engineering workshops designed to create interdisciplinary research teams focused on tackling major problems in neuroscience.

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