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New 2-in-1 powder aerosol to upgrade fight against deadly superbugs in lungs

December 13, 2018

Purdue University researchers have developed a new approach to treating the fourth-leading cause of death worldwide – lower respiratory infections. Lung infections, often caused by multi-drug-resistant bacteria, are deadly because the ‘superbugs’ are resistant to all available antibiotics. Even worse, traditional systemic administrations of those antibiotics cannot reach the lung surface to kill the bacteria, and giving a person high doses can produce dangerous and sometimes deadly stress on the kidneys or liver.

New 2-in-1 powder aerosol to upgrade fight against deadly superbugs in lungs

Data use draining your battery? Tiny device to speed up memory while also saving power

December 13, 2018

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The more objects we make "smart," from watches to entire buildings, the greater the need for these devices to store and retrieve massive amounts of data quickly without consuming too much power. Millions of new memory cells could be part of a computer chip and provide that speed and energy savings, thanks to the discovery of a previously unobserved functionality in a material called molybdenum ditelluride.

Data use draining your battery? Tiny device to speed up memory while also saving power

New 2-in-1 powder aerosol to upgrade fight against deadly superbugs in lungs

December 12, 2018

Purdue University researchers have developed a new approach to treating the fourth-leading cause of death worldwide – lower respiratory infections.

New 2-in-1 powder aerosol to upgrade fight against deadly superbugs in lungs

New 2-in-1 powder aerosol to upgrade fight against deadly superbugs in lungs

December 12, 2018

Purdue researchers have invented a dry powder inhaler drug formulation. It uses two synergistic antibiotics in one single particle that is shown to reach the infection sites in the deep lung area with the capability to kill multi-drug-resistant superbugs.

New 2-in-1 powder aerosol to upgrade fight against deadly superbugs in lungs

New models sense human trust in smart machines

December 11, 2018

New “classification models” sense how well humans trust intelligent machines they collaborate with, a step toward improving the quality of interactions and teamwork. The long-term goal of the overall field of research is to design intelligent machines capable of changing their behavior to enhance human trust in them.

New models sense human trust in smart machines

Purdue researcher studies how a World War II chemical can help treat Parkinson's Disease

December 9, 2018

Parkinson's Disease is the second leading cause of death in senior citizens. Half a million people are currently living with the disease, and another 50,000 are diagnosed each year. It's a neurodegenerative disease that causes tremors and is extremely dehabilitating.

Purdue researcher studies how a World War II chemical can help treat Parkinson's Disease

High-temperature electronics? That’s hot

December 7, 2018

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — From iPhones on Earth to rovers on Mars, most electronics only function within a certain temperature range. By blending two organic materials together, researchers at Purdue University could create electronics that withstand extreme heat. This new plastic material could reliably conduct electricity in up to 220 degrees Celsius (428 F), according to a paper published Thursday in the journal Science. “Commercial electronics operate between minus 40 and 85 degrees Celsius. Beyond this range, they’re going to malfunction,” said Jianguo Mei, an assistant professor of organic chemistry at Purdue University. “We created a material that can operate at high temperatures by blending two polymers together.”

High-temperature electronics? That’s hot

Insider attacks: Purdue developing new treatment options for millions with autoimmune diseases

December 7, 2018

Living with an autoimmune disease can feel like an insider is attacking your body. An estimated 24 million people in the United States are affected by autoimmune diseases, a group of diseases in which the person’s immune system attacks part of the person’s own body.

Insider attacks: Purdue developing new treatment options for millions with autoimmune diseases

Purdue trustees approve posthumous degrees and academic name changes, ratify distinguished faculty

December 7, 2018

Congratulations Dr. Ben-Amotz. The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Friday (Dec. 7) awarded two posthumous degrees and ratified two distinguished faculty positions, in addition to approving the renaming of an academic unit on the West Lafayette campus and an undergraduate program on the Fort Wayne campus. Trustees also issued resolutions of appreciation for a key leader of the creation of Purdue Global and friends of the university, including two whose names will be added to campus facilities.

Purdue trustees approve posthumous degrees and academic name changes, ratify distinguished faculty

World War II weapon used in new battle: Combating Parkinson's disease

December 6, 2018

A World War II chemical weapon antidote is shown to be effective combating a new enemy: Parkinson’s disease.

World War II weapon used in new battle: Combating Parkinson's disease

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