Past News

Enabling Highways And Bridges To Prevent Their Own Damage

May 20, 2020

Roads always seem to need repairs. Luna Lu is giving concrete the ability to “talk” and even heal itself. Her lab at Purdue University is developing technology that would allow concrete-paved bridges and highways to reveal more accurately when they need repairs and to come equipped with materials that respond to potential damage.

Enabling Highways And Bridges To Prevent Their Own Damage

Enabling highways and bridges to prevent their own damage

May 19, 2020

Luna Lu is investigating unique ways to build artificial intelligence into concrete-paved bridges and highways, enabling them to prevent and repair their own damage.

Enabling highways and bridges to prevent their own damage

This Is Purdue Podcast: Episode 9 - Agriculture + Public Health

May 19, 2020

A Purdue entomologist talks about why we need mosquitoes even though most of us would prefer they go away ... and how to keep them from biting us during the summer months. And, a food science expert answers questions about whether we can trust the fresh fruits and vegetables in our produce section during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This Is Purdue Podcast: Episode 9 - Agriculture + Public Health

Researchers work to quantify the human immune response to COVID-19

May 18, 2020

Across the country, public health officials have begun administering antibody tests aimed at identifying Americans who may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus and have potentially developed immunity to the disease. But even with testing underway, experts say there are more questions than answers around the results

Researchers work to quantify the human immune response to COVID-19

Enabling highways and bridges to prevent their own damage

May 18, 2020

Roads always seem to need repairs. Luna Lu is giving concrete the ability to “talk” and even heal itself.

Enabling highways and bridges to prevent their own damage

Fact-check: Is it safe to fly? Southwest CEO say yes, medical experts not so keen

May 15, 2020

We’re all going a little stir crazy these days and with things opening back up, you might be thinking about booking a summer trip.

Fact-check: Is it safe to fly? Southwest CEO say yes, medical experts not so keen

The sprint to solve coronavirus protein structures — and disarm them with drugs

May 15, 2020

Lying in bed on the night of 10 January, scrolling through news on his smartphone, Andrew Mesecar got an alert. He sat up. It was here. The complete genome of a coronavirus causing a cluster of pneumonia-like cases in Wuhan, China, had just been posted online.

The sprint to solve coronavirus protein structures — and disarm them with drugs

A coronavirus test as easy as a home pregnancy test? That's a Purdue scientist's goal

May 15, 2020

Purdue University researchers are working on developing quicker, easier coronavirus tests so people would know as soon as possible whether they are infected and should self-isolate.

A coronavirus test as easy as a home pregnancy test? That's a Purdue scientist's goal

Purdue expert: Pool water should be safe from COVID-19

May 15, 2020

West Lafayette, Ind. (WTHR) - Swimming pools are planning to reopen soon for the outdoor season, with local social distancing recommendations guiding the number of people who can get in the water. But is the water safe from the spread of COVID-19? One expert says, yes, provided that recommended chlorine levels are maintained.

Purdue expert: Pool water should be safe from COVID-19

Coronavirus pandemic exposes legal gaps for sharing virus samples

May 14, 2020

Amid escalating geopolitical tensions and efforts to trace the origin of the novel coronavirus, experts say an international legal framework is needed for sharing biological samples and genetic data during pandemics.

Coronavirus pandemic exposes legal gaps for sharing virus samples