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Culture of collaboration at Purdue key to commercial success

June 21, 2018

At its new I-Corps Site, led by Professor Matthew Lynall, Purdue University is proving that the only way forward is together. In the last four years, collaborative work with the National Science Foundation, other state institutions and external local and national commercial stakeholders and communities has led to the creation of over 100 new scientific entrepreneurial start-ups. The innovation pipeline at Purdue is thriving in this culture of collaboration.

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The World Food Prize Names New Chair of Laureate Selection Committee

June 21, 2018

The World Food Prize Foundation announced today that Dr. Gebisa Ejeta, 2009 World Food Prize Laureate, has assumed the position of Chair of the Laureate Selection Committee. As chair, Dr. Ejeta will direct the annual selection of the World Food Prize Laureate. Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn, president of the World Food Prize Foundation, said that Dr. Ejeta’s remarkable achievements have prepared him to assume this prestigious role.

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Plants have unique lock to control expression of genes, study finds

June 21, 2018

Purdue University scientists have discovered evidence that the repressive structures that plants use to keep genes turned off is built with a potential self-destruct switch. The findings offer insight into ways to control gene expression to alter plants’ characteristics.

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Office of Naval Research invests in Purdue battery safety technology

June 21, 2018

Purdue students have conducted battery safety research that industry partners and research organizations are helping to translate into the larger batteries of naval warfare.

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Technology enables soft contact lenses to monitor glucose, medical conditions and deliver medications

June 20, 2018

Purdue University researchers have developed soft contact lenses that not only correct vision but also can monitor glucose and medical conditions and be used for ocular pain relief or drug delivery.

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Indiana’s top research institutions receive $33 million to improve health statewide

June 20, 2018

Indiana’s top research universities have been awarded more than $33 million to improve the health of people in the state. The grant is their third five-year Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health.

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Purdue research promotes benefits of 'tickling' rats

June 20, 2018

Parents often use tickling as a playful way to lighten a child’s mood. In Brianna Gaskill’s Purdue University lab, scientists do the same thing, only with rats.

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Indiana’s top research institutions receive $33 million to improve health statewide

June 20, 2018

Indiana’s top research universities have been awarded more than $33 million to improve the health of people in the state. The grant is their third five-year Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health.

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New drug technology may improve treatment options for aggressive types of breast cancer

June 19, 2018

Purdue University researchers have developed a new technology that may change how one of the most aggressive types of breast cancer is treated.

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Interaction of paired and lined-up electrons can be manipulated in semiconductors

June 19, 2018

The way that electrons paired as composite particles or arranged in lines interact with each other within a semiconductor provides new design opportunities for electronics, according to recent findings in Nature Communications

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