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2018 Indiana Traumatic Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Conference

April 18, 2018

2018 Indiana Traumatic Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Conference is Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at IU Health Neuroscience Center, 355 W. 16th Street, Conference Center Auditorium, Floor 1, Indianapolis, IN 46202 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. For more details contact: indianatrauma@isdh.in.gov

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Call for Poster Abstracts: The Neuroscience of the Healthy Brain

April 10, 2018

The Sixth Annual Neuroscience Symposium at Kent State University; “Neuroscience of the Healthy Brain” will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, April 25 - 26, 2018, at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center (215 S. Depeyster St., Kent, OH 44240). Visit the Kent State University Neuroscience Symposium Website at www.kent.edu/neuroscience for a detailed schedule of events and to register for this event (please note that registration is required for this free event). Abstracts from any area of Neuroscience are invited. The primary author will be notified by April 16, 2018 (before 5:00 p.m.), as to whether or not their abstract has been accepted. Deadline for submission is midnight, Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Questions should be directed to Anne Krieger, akrieger@kent.edu.

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The Science & PINS Prize for Neuromodulation

March 15, 2018

The Science & PINS Prize for Neuromodulation is a highly competitive prize which honors scientists for their excellent contributions to neuromodulation research.  Neuromodulation is any form of alteration of nerve activity through the delivery of physical (electrical, magnetic, optical) stimulation to targeted sites of the nervous system. Established in 2016, the prize is awarded annually for outstanding research as described in a 1,500 word essay based on research performed in the past three years. The winner of the Science & PINS Prize for Neuromodulation is awarded US$25,000 and publication of his or her essay in Science. The Grand Prize essay and that of the Runner-up are also published on Science Online. The award is announced and presented at a ceremony in September 2018. PINS will provide financial support to help enable the grand prize winner to attend the ceremony. Deadline for submissions: March 15, 2018

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Purdue researchers show concrete infused with wood nanocrystals is stronger, plan to use it in California bridge

February 22, 2018

Purdue University researchers studying whether concrete is made stronger by infusing it with microscopic-sized nanocrystals from wood are moving from the laboratory to the real world with a bridge that will be built in California this spring. The researchers have been working with cellulose nanocrystals, byproducts generated by the paper, bioenergy, agriculture and pulp industries, to find the best mixture to strengthen concrete, the most common man-made material in the world.

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Daniel Kelly featured in Eater Article, " ‘Black Panther’ Challenges a Bogus Food Stereotype"

February 21, 2018

There’s some beautiful world building in Marvel Studios’ Black Panther in how director Ryan Coogler and his team crafted Wakanda, a fictional Central African country where the film’s hero rules. The movie painstakingly brings Wakandan culture to life, making it feel like it could exist by weaving together a variety of African traditions.

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EVPRP establishes Stacy L. Brown Outstanding Performance Award

February 20, 2018

Amy Wright, assistant director of financial affairs for the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships (EVPRP) Office, and Donna Brown, assistant director of financial affairs for Discovery Park, are the inaugural recipients of the Stacy L. Brown Outstanding Performance Award. The award was established last year by the EVPRP in memory of Brown, who served as the office’s director of financial affairs until her death in 2017.

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Purdue targeted drug combination could expedite bone fracture healing

February 20, 2018

Purdue researchers are developing and commercializing a targeted drug combination that once injected into a patient could speed up and improve bone fracture healing, and significantly cut recovery costs.

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Defining tipping points for social-ecological systems scholarship – an interdisciplinary literature review

February 20, 2018

The term tipping point has experienced explosive popularity across multiple disciplines over the last decade. Research on social-ecological systems (SES) has contributed to the growth and diversity of the term's use.

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Purdue-based consortium works on improving freeze-drying technology

February 19, 2018

"This whole industry is very much stuck in the '60s and '70s," said Drew Strongrich, a Ph.D. student in aeronautical and astronautical engineering. Strongrich spoke eagerly about his work as he walked around the room, pointing out various sensors and instruments. He is working on improving a technology known as "lyophilization." It refers to a freeze-drying process that is important for many pharmaceutical and food manufacturing applications. Removing water from various products can improve their shelf life. Water is traditionally removed from products by heating the product and evaporating water vapor. However, many products, including certain drugs and foods, cannot withstand the required heat, so another method is required.

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Death by termite: Purdue entomologist uses natural cravings to control invasive ants

February 19, 2018

Death by termite: Purdue entomologist uses natural cravings to control invasive ants

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