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Breathing issues sideline two Triple Crown contenders

May 13, 2019

The Kentucky Derby has come and gone, but there are still two races left in the fight for the Triple Crown. The horse favorited to win the Derby, Omaha Beach, dropped out last-minute due to a breathing complication known as entrapped epiglottis. And Country House, the horse that won the Derby, won’t run in the Preakness. He’s developed a cough, according to his trainer. Although “horse asthma” isn’t in everyone’s vocabulary, breathing issues in horses are more common than one might assume.

Breathing issues sideline two Triple Crown contenders

Discovery Park Congratulates Purdue’s First Draper Fellows

May 13, 2019

The Institute for Global Security and Defense Innovation (i-GSDI) at Discovery Park has secured Purdue University as a participant in the prestigious Draper Fellow Program.

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Brain-like model provides hope for millions with Alzheimer’s, other neurological disorders

May 10, 2019

Efforts to mitigate neurological diseases have been slow to translate into clinical practices and medications because of several challenges. Now a Purdue University innovation more accurately demonstrates physiological blood brain barrier function to better study therapy to alleviate neurological disorders. 

Brain-like model provides hope for millions with Alzheimer’s, other neurological disorders

Many rotator cuff shoulder surgeries fail. Understanding the tendon better could help.

May 10, 2019

Due to the high physical demands on rotator cuffs and the complex anatomy of tendon, post-surgery re-tears are common. Dianne Little, assistant professor of basic medical sciences, wants to engineer tendon that would match the patient’s own rotator cuff. But there’s one big hurdle in the way of tendon engineering: researchers don’t fully understand what tendon is.

Many rotator cuff shoulder surgeries fail. Understanding the tendon better could help.

Dan Coats, national intelligence director, coming to Purdue for talk, Q&A with Mitch Daniels

May 10, 2019

Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence and former U.S. senator from Indiana, will speak at Purdue University during a May 14 on national security and artificial intelligence research.

Dan Coats, national intelligence director, coming to Purdue for talk, Q&A with Mitch Daniels

Hummingbird robot using AI to go soon where drones can’t

May 9, 2019

Purdue University researchers have engineered flying robots that behave like hummingbirds, trained by machine learning algorithms based on various techniques the bird uses naturally every day.

Hummingbird robot using AI to go soon where drones can’t

Advancement in driverless aircraft could direct the future of drones, flight

May 9, 2019

Driverless flying vehicles could meet the growing need for rapid and flexible travel and delivery. A new method from Purdue University could help with takeoff and landing for autonomous taxis and cargo carriers.

Advancement in driverless aircraft could direct the future of drones, flight

Brain-like model provides hope for millions with Alzheimer’s, other neurological disorders

May 9, 2019

Up to 1 billion people, nearly one in six of the world’s population, suffer from neurological disorders. The number of people with those disorders, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, has been steadily increasing in recent decades. Drug discovery and development efforts to mitigate these diseases have been increased. However, those efforts have been slow to translate into clinical practices and medications because of several challenges.

Brain-like model provides hope for millions with Alzheimer’s, other neurological disorders

What’s the Best Way to Get Rid of a Bad Aftertaste?

May 9, 2019

Dr. Cori Running was featured in Time magazine discussing garlic aftertaste and bad breath

What’s the Best Way to Get Rid of a Bad Aftertaste?

New quantum material could warn of neurological disease

May 8, 2019

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — What if the brain could detect its own disease? Researchers have been trying to create a material that “thinks” like the brain does, which would be more sensitive to early signs of neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s. Thinking is a long way off, but Purdue University and Argonne National Laboratory researchers have engineered a new material that can at least “listen.”

New quantum material could warn of neurological disease