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Discovery Park to host DOE Energy Frontier Research Center Competition Workshop

September 10, 2019

Discovery Park will host a workshop for Purdue faculty and staff to help shape responses to the next U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) competition planned for fall 2019. This free event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 10 in the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, Room 121.

Discovery Park to host DOE Energy Frontier Research Center Competition Workshop

Researchers propose new topological phase of atomic matter hosting ‘photonic skyrmions’

August 19, 2019

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The field of topology or the study of how surfaces behave in different dimensions has profoundly influenced the current understanding of matter. The prime example is the topological insulator, which conducts electricity only on the surface while being completely insulating inside the bulk. Topological insulators behave like a metal, i.e., silver on the surface, but inside, it would behave like glass. These properties are defined using the conductivity or flow of electrons depicting whether there is a highway or a road-block for their motion. One major driver of future applications for topological insulators is in the field of spin-electronic devices since these electrons spin in unison, all aligned with each other while flowing on the surface.

Researchers propose new topological phase of atomic matter hosting ‘photonic skyrmions’

Discovery provides path to pathogen-targeted antibiotics

August 19, 2019

"Take with food" is a common warning for people using antibiotics, but a discovery announced this week in the scientific journal Nature may create a path to more targeted drugs. This advice for taking antibiotics is needed because current drugs kill any type of bacteria, including the helpful bacteria in our intestines that help us digest our food. When we take current antibiotics, it can cause digestive distress, and even worse outcomes.

Discovery provides path to pathogen-targeted antibiotics

Invasive pests kill so many trees each year, it’s equal to 5 million car emissions

August 19, 2019

Invasive insects and pathogens have wreaked havoc on ash, elm, chestnut trees and others, wiping some of them almost completely from American forests. In addition to the ecological impact, a Purdue University study shows that the carbon storage lost to these pests each year is the same as the amount of carbon emitted by 5 million vehicles.

Invasive pests kill so many trees each year, it’s equal to 5 million car emissions

Electronic merge: Expanded ion beams light new way for next-generation electronic devices, energy storage, smart homes

August 16, 2019

A new type of lens is lighting the way for expanded uses of large ions and building blocks for new materials. The lens may also address one of the fundamental bottlenecks for generating bright ion beams.

Electronic merge: Expanded ion beams light new way for next-generation electronic devices, energy storage, smart homes

ASLIHAN TERZI AND LOGAN GANZEN RECEIVED PIIN TRAVEL GRANT

August 16, 2019

Two graduate students, Aslihan Terzi from Suter Lab and Logan Ganzen from Leung Lab, each received a PIIN travel grant. This supports their attendance and presentation at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience from October 19 to 23 in Chicago, IL.

ASLIHAN TERZI AND LOGAN GANZEN RECEIVED PIIN TRAVEL GRANT

Chimeric hepatitis B virus core particles displaying Neisserial surface protein A confer protection against virulent Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B in BALB/c mice

August 16, 2019

Purpose: The primary goal of the present study was to explore and evaluate the highly conserved Neisserial surface protein A (NspA) molecule, fused with truncated HBV virus-like particles (VLPs), as a candidate vaccine against the virulent Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B (NMB).

Chimeric hepatitis B virus core particles displaying Neisserial surface protein A confer protection against virulent Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B in BALB/c mice

Electronic merge: Expanded ion beams light new way for next-generation electronic devices, energy storage, smart homes

August 15, 2019

A device from Purdue University researchers may light a new way for next-generation electronic devices, energy storage and smart homes

Electronic merge: Expanded ion beams light new way for next-generation electronic devices, energy storage, smart homes

Discovery provides path to pathogen-targeted antibiotics

August 15, 2019

Current antibiotics kill bacteria indiscriminately, including the helpful bacteria in our intestines that help us digest our food, causing digestive distress, and even worse outcomes. Now a protein discovered in Legionella pneumophila (left) shows how the bacterium infects cells in the body, and may provide a path for new antibiotics that only affect virulent bacteria.

Discovery provides path to pathogen-targeted antibiotics

Electronic merge: Expanded ion beams light new way for next-generation electronic devices, energy storage, smart homes

August 15, 2019

A new type of lens is lighting the way for expanded uses of large ions and building blocks for new materials. The lens may also address one of the fundamental bottlenecks for generating bright ion beams. A Purdue University analytical chemistry group has developed a new device to help generate intense beams of large ions, which can be used for the fabrication of energy storage devices, optical coatings, purification of proteins and metabolites from complex biological samples, and nanoclusters from reaction mixtures.

Electronic merge: Expanded ion beams light new way for next-generation electronic devices, energy storage, smart homes