Past News

Tech Makes it Possible to Digitally Communicate Through Human Touch

December 3, 2020

A prototype developed by Purdue University engineers would essentially let your body act as the link between your card or smartphone and the reader or scanner, making it possible for you to transmit information just by touching a surface.

Tech Makes it Possible to Digitally Communicate Through Human Touch

Rickus Named Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning

December 2, 2020

Jay Akridge, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and diversity, has announced that Jenna Rickus has been named vice provost for teaching and learning, effective Dec. 1. Rickus, who had been associate vice provost for teaching and learning since 2017, stepped into the interim role last spring when Frank Dooley was named chancellor of Purdue University Global.

Rickus Named Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning

Beyond COVID-19: New technologies, treatments could help recovered survivors now facing neurological aftereffects

November 19, 2020

The long-term health challenges arising from sepsis and other potential complications experienced by patients recovering from the severe cases of COVID-19 are devastating, but medical professionals and researchers are diligently working to reduce these cardiovascular and neurological aftereffects.

Beyond COVID-19: New technologies, treatments could help recovered survivors now facing neurological aftereffects

Parkinson’s patients use telehealth access for immediate speech improvement during COVID-19 pandemic

November 19, 2020

Jessica Huber, a professor of speech, language, and hearing sciences and associate dean for research in Purdue University’s College of Health and Human Sciences, decided to investigate the use of remote technology to calibrate the SpeechVive, an ear-worn device that provides immediate speech volume and clarity improvement for people with Parkinson’s disease. Huber wanted to find a way to serve patients in rural and remote areas.

Parkinson’s patients use telehealth access for immediate speech improvement during COVID-19 pandemic

New Material Senses Neurotransmitters in the Brain

October 1, 2020

Shriram Ramanathan, Hyowon “Hugh” Lee, and Alexander Chubykin discover a new material that may help scientists learn more about neurological disorders and possibly take some big steps toward brain-machine interfaces.

New Material Senses Neurotransmitters in the Brain

Purdue Has the Chemistry Lab of the Future Today, Complete with All-Digital Lab Manuals and Notebooks

September 29, 2020

In the midst of a global pandemic, Purdue's Department of Chemistry had to accelerate its “next-generation digital learning environment for chemistry.” This led to a futuristic lab for the students, complete with digital lab manuals and notebooks.

Purdue Has the Chemistry Lab of the Future Today, Complete with All-Digital Lab Manuals and Notebooks

Interim Co-Directors Named for Integrative Data Science Initiative

September 18, 2020

Catherine Hill, professor of entomology, and Mark Daniel Ward, professor of statistics, have been named interim co-directors for the Integrated Data Science Initiative (IDSI), effective immediately. Jay Akridge, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and diversity, and Theresa Mayer, executive vice president for research and partnerships, announced the appointments.

Interim Co-Directors Named for Integrative Data Science Initiative

Potential Drug Could Stop Deadly Superbug

September 10, 2020

A pair of Purdue University researchers developed small molecules to combat deadly, drug-resistant enterococcus. Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) is among the leading causes of hospital-acquired infections in the United States.

Potential Drug Could Stop Deadly Superbug

Shaken and Stirred: The Relation Between Stress and Alcohol

September 1, 2020

Julia Chester, professor of psychological sciences at Purdue University, who studies stress and drinking behaviors, said that pandemic-related social stressors could point to an increase in alcohol consumption and drinking behaviors. According to survey results from an RTI International study, the average daily alcohol intake increased from approximately 0.74 drinks in February to 0.94 drinks in April. Current social stressors include persistent changes in relation to safety guidelines and isolation from quarantining or social distancing.

Shaken and Stirred: The Relation Between Stress and Alcohol

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