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Join us for the NetFlex Workshop

October 18, 2019

Join us at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana on October 28-30 for our first Workshop solely focused on FHE applications for structural health and asset monitoring systems where we will discuss FHE in agtech, industrial asset monitoring, and unique requirements for composites.

Join us for the NetFlex Workshop

Charles Cowell Lecture: Lynda Bonewald

October 18, 2019

Lynda Bonewald, founding director of the Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health, will be the featured speaker for the Department of Health and Kinesiology's annual Charles Cowell Lecture. She will speak on "The Muscle Metabolite, ?-aminoisobutyric acid, L-BAIBA, Enhances the Effects of Exercise."

Charles Cowell Lecture: Lynda Bonewald

Enzyme trigger that tells cells to move characterized for first time

October 17, 2019

Some cells have the ability to travel in the human body, and depending on the circumstances, this can be either very, very good or very, very bad. White blood cells speeding toward an infection are the good guys in this story, while cancer cells spreading to metastasize and conquer wear the black hats. The ability to control this movement could lead to drugs that could boost a body's response to an infection, or thwart the movement of cancer cells. John J.G. Tesmer, Purdue University's Walther Professor in Cancer Structural Biology, is part of a research team that used an advanced electron microscope technique, cryo-electron microscopy, to determine the precise shape of the proteins involved. The research is published this week in Science Advances.

Enzyme trigger that tells cells to move characterized for first time

Drug discovery platform may provide new options for treating mental health illnesses

October 17, 2019

“One of the areas we are looking at with the platform is the use of non-addictive cannabis-based drugs that may help people with mental illness,” said Gaurav Chopra, an assistant professor of analytical and physical chemistry in Purdue’s College of Science, who led the creation of the platform. “Our approach is unique because we look at compound interactions with the entire proteome, rather than the traditional approach of focusing on the interaction with just one target or just by looking at the structure of the drug.”

Drug discovery platform may provide new options for treating mental health illnesses

The world is running out of antibiotics. This researcher is working on finding a solution.

October 15, 2019

With too few antibiotics under development to keep up with the rise of antibiotic-resistant infections, the world is starting to run out of antibiotics. Mohamed Seleem, a professor of microbiology in Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, is studying whether FDA-approved drugs can treat antibiotic resistant infections. His research and expertise is focused on developing new antimicrobials and the improved delivery of drugs for the treatment of infectious diseases that affect both humans and animals.

The world is running out of antibiotics. This researcher is working on finding a solution.

Purdue, Peruvian scientists at the nexus of food, water and energy research

October 15, 2019

‘A different way of doing business’ could help solve Peru’s environmental challenges and serve as a model to developing economies in South America

Purdue, Peruvian scientists at the nexus of food, water and energy research

Drug discovery platform may provide new options for treating mental health illnesses

October 15, 2019

Now, Purdue University scientists have created a platform focused on finding new medication options for people dealing with mental illnesses. The Computational Analysis of Novel Drug Opportunities (CANDO) drug discovery platform is designed to predict the effectiveness of certain psychoactive drugs, which act primarily upon the central nervous system.

Drug discovery platform may provide new options for treating mental health illnesses

Drug discovery platform may provide new options for treating mental health illnesses

October 15, 2019

An estimated 46.6 million U.S. adults struggle with mental illnesses, such as anxiety disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. About half of millennials and 75% of Gen-Zers report having quit jobs for mental health reasons. Now, Purdue University scientists have created a platform focused on finding new medication options for people dealing with mental illnesses. The Computational Analysis of Novel Drug Opportunities (CANDO) drug discovery platform is designed to predict the effectiveness of certain psychoactive drugs, which act primarily upon the central nervous system. Details about the platform are published in the Sept. 11 edition of Scientific Reports.

Drug discovery platform may provide new options for treating mental health illnesses

Purdue, Peruvian scientists at the nexus of food, water and energy research

October 15, 2019

Purdue is partnering with several public university systems in Peru to research how physical and social sciences could be integrated to help find solutions to the country’s environmental challenges. The collaboration could serve as a model to other developing economies in South America facing similar hardships from climate change, diminishing resources and environmental degradation. One of the largest collaborative international projects in Purdue’s history, the Arequipa Nexus Institute for Food, Water, Energy, and the Environment, located at the Universidad Nacional de San Augustín (UNSA), is the first of several of cooperative agreements with Peruvian universities. Another is the recently established Institute for Human and Ecosystem Health Sustainability at the Universidad Nacional del Centro del Peru in the Junin region of the country.

Purdue, Peruvian scientists at the nexus of food, water and energy research

Register Now for the Women's Health Symposium

October 14, 2019

Join us for a series of talks about ongoing women’s health research on campus, lunch, poster session, and a discussion about future directions of the WGHI! See the Files section below for the symposium agenda.

Register Now for the Women's Health Symposium