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Purdue Research Foundation partners with IdentifySensors Biologics for COVID-19 technology

March 5, 2021

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – IdentifySensors Biologics, a Purdue University-affiliated technology firm developing a rapid diagnostic platform for detecting pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2, has entered into a new partnership with Purdue Research Foundation and will open an office in Purdue’s Discovery Park District. As the COVID-19 pandemic was about to break around the globe, IdentifySensors, the parent company of IdentifySensors Biologics, had approached Purdue to help it develop a nanosensor designed to detect spoilage and specific pathogens in the food supply chain. When the pandemic became apparent, the company pivoted to start working with Purdue researcher Lia Stanciu, associate head and professor of materials engineering, to develop a rapid diagnostic platform for detecting SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Purdue Research Foundation partners with IdentifySensors Biologics for COVID-19 technology

Travelers holding off on spring break plans despite fewer COVID cases

March 5, 2021

Purdue University professor Jonathan Day said modified school schedules this year could play a role in fewer spring break travelers. His university is among many that doesn’t have an allotted spring break this semester. “I think part of the lag is partly about organizations that have committed to schedules and partly people building up confidence to make the first trip,” said the associate professor of hospitality and tourism management.

Travelers holding off on spring break plans despite fewer COVID cases

Purdue Research Foundation partners with IdentifySensors Biologics for COVID-19 technology

March 4, 2021

IdentifySensors Biologics, a Purdue University-affiliated technology firm developing a rapid diagnostic platform for detecting pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2, has entered into a new partnership with Purdue Research Foundation and will open an office in Purdue’s Discovery Park District.

Purdue Research Foundation partners with IdentifySensors Biologics for COVID-19 technology

Purdue Research Foundation partners with IdentifySensors Biologics for COVID-19 technology

March 4, 2021

IdentifySensors Biologics, a Purdue University-affiliated technology firm developing a rapid diagnostic platform for detecting pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2, has entered into a new partnership with Purdue Research Foundation and will open an office in Purdue's Discovery Park District.

Purdue Research Foundation partners with IdentifySensors Biologics for COVID-19 technology

Pioneering work by Dr. Phil Low receives acceptance of its New Drug Application

March 4, 2021

On Target Laboratories Announces U.S. FDA Acceptance and Priority Review of New Drug Application for pafolacianine sodium injection for Identification of Ovarian Cancer During Surgery

Pioneering work by Dr. Phil Low receives acceptance of its New Drug Application

Taking a Community-Based Approach to Youth Substance Abuse Prevention

March 4, 2021

As a child born and raised in a low-income, urban neighborhood of Jersey City, NJ, Ijeoma Opara counted herself lucky. She had strong support from her parents, both college-educated Nigerian immigrants. But she also saw firsthand the devastating effects that gang violence, crime, drugs, and alcohol were having on too many young people in her community. When she was in high school, her family bought their first house about 20 miles away in the middle-class, suburban neighborhood of Roselle, NJ. The dramatic differences between these two worlds drove home for her how significant a zip code can be in determining a child’s outlook and opportunities.

Taking a Community-Based Approach to Youth Substance Abuse Prevention

Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD) Awards

March 4, 2021

The OSSD is deeply committed to the advancement and support of trainee members. The OSSD currently offers numerous awards to trainees including the Florence P. Haseltine Best Poster Awards, Elizabeth Young New Investigator Award, and Virtual Travel, and First Time Attendee, to support a diverse attendance our annual meeting. Trainees that are the presenting author and are currently or choose to become a member of the society can apply for these awards at the time of abstract submission, prior to the annual meeting. These award categories will be decided prior to the meeting by the Awards Committee, based on the abstracts that are submitted. We will also offer Poster Awards, which will be decided at the meeting based on evaluation of poster presentations. Finally, we will offer Underrepresented Minority Undergraduate attendee awards to cover attendance at the meeting by interested URM undergraduates.

Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD) Awards

Less inflammation with a traditional Tanzanian diet than with a Western diet

March 4, 2021

Urban Tanzanians have a more activated immune system compared to their rural counterparts. The difference in diet appears to explain this difference: in the cities, people eat a more western style diet, while in rural areas a traditional diet is more common. A team of researchers believe that this increased activity of the immune system contributes to the rapid increase in non-communicable diseases in urban areas in Africa.

Less inflammation with a traditional Tanzanian diet than with a Western diet

Retracing the history of the mutation that gave rise to cancer decades later

March 4, 2021

Researchers reconstructed the evolutionary history of cancer cells in two patients, tracing the timeline of the mutation that causes the disease to a cell of origin. In a 63-year-old patient, it occurred at around age 19; in a 34-year-old patient, at around age 9.

Retracing the history of the mutation that gave rise to cancer decades later

Cancer 'guardian' breaks bad with one switch

March 4, 2021

A mutation that replaces a single amino acid in a potent tumor-suppressing protein makes it prone to nucleating amyloid fibrils implicated in many cancers as well as neurological diseases.

Cancer 'guardian' breaks bad with one switch