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Mild equine asthma can distinguish winners from losers on the racetrack

April 16, 2019

A study led by Professor Laurent Couëtil found that 80 percent of thoroughbred racehorses surveyed had mild or moderate asthma. Couëtil, who is also a professor of large animal internal medicine in Purdue’s College of Veterinary Medicine, has spent much of his career treating and researching equine respiratory disease.

Mild equine asthma can distinguish winners from losers on the racetrack

Up in arms: Insect-inspired arm technology aims to improve drones

April 16, 2019

A Purdue University researcher has come up with a patented design for drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, that works in windy conditions, is more energy-efficient and can handle a larger payload. The was inspired by the wings and flight patterns of insects.

Up in arms: Insect-inspired arm technology aims to improve drones

Applications due May 20 for NIH-funded BRAINS program cohorts

April 15, 2019

BRAINS, a National Institutes of Health (NIH) program designed to increase the engagement and retention of early-career academic neuroscientists from underrepresented groups, is now accepting applications for its 2019 cohort. The deadline for applications is 9 a.m. (PT) on Monday, May 20, 2019.

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'Transformative' microscope to be installed at Purdue

April 12, 2019

Six major life science entities – Purdue University, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana University Bloomington, the University of Illinois-Champaign, Eli Lilly and Company, and the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute – have pooled their resources together to purchase the latest version of the nearly $9 million machine.

'Transformative' microscope to be installed at Purdue

'Transformative' microscope to be installed at Purdue

April 12, 2019

The cryo-electron microscope is a modern marvel of a machine that allows scientists to look at how proteins and viruses are built atom by atom. And it’s so important to the science that the original developers of this technique received the 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work.

'Transformative' microscope to be installed at Purdue

Student startup to make video content more accessible wins Schurz competition

April 11, 2019

WEST LAFYAETTE, Ind. – Global Sign, a student startup that created a platform to make video content more accessible to those with limited or no hearing through sign language, won the eighth annual Schurz Communications Innovation Challenge.

Student startup to make video content more accessible wins Schurz competition

A dollar a day could help keep the doctor away … or bring them closer

April 11, 2019

Purdue University researchers have developed a model to help meet the medical and financial needs of families in the rural parts of Kenya.

A dollar a day could help keep the doctor away … or bring them closer

New electron microscopy technique limits membrane destruction

April 11, 2019

Membrane proteins play an important role in many biological processes. Studies suggest they’re targeted by more than 50% of all modern medicinal drugs. Unfortunately for researchers, determining their structures has been a longstanding challenge because it’s difficult to track the protein without damaging the cellular membrane using current techniques. Not anymore. Researchers at Purdue University have created an electron microscopy technique termed “cryoAPEX” that accurately tracks membrane proteins in a well-preserved cell. The new method is a hybrid of two commonly used methods in cell biology: high-pressure freezing and chemical fixation.

New electron microscopy technique limits membrane destruction

New electron microscopy technique limits membrane destruction

April 11, 2019

Membrane proteins play an important role in many biological processes. Studies suggest they’re targeted by more than 50% of all modern medicinal drugs. Unfortunately for researchers, determining their structures has been a longstanding challenge because it’s difficult to track the protein without damaging the cellular membrane using current techniques. Not anymore. Researchers at Purdue University have created an electron microscopy technique termed “cryoAPEX” that accurately tracks membrane proteins in a well-preserved cell. The new method is a hybrid of two commonly used methods in cell biology: high-pressure freezing and chemical fixation.

New electron microscopy technique limits membrane destruction

Discovery Park to host International Symposium of Quantum Science and Technology

April 10, 2019

The Purdue Quantum Science and Engineering Institute, located in Discovery Park, is hosting the International Symposium for Quantum Science and Technology on April 21-23. Comprised of top researchers from around the globe, this symposium will cover such topics as quantum matter, quantum photonics, quantum materials and devices, and quantum computation. The list of distinguished presenters includes a Nobel laureate, as well as several scientists coming from overseas such as Austria, Denmark, and Israel. The complete list of speakers can be found on the conference website.

Discovery Park to host International Symposium of Quantum Science and Technology