Past News

Cooks Group receives Agilent gift

July 2, 2018

Professor R. Graham Cooks’ research group is receiving a gift from Agilent Technologies, Inc. that will be used to explore ways of manipulating ions in the open air.

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Reconstruction of past climate provides clues about future climate change

July 2, 2018

Greenhouse gases were the main driver of climate throughout the warmest period of the past 66 million years, providing insight into the drivers behind long-term climate change. Antarctica and Australia separated around the end of the Eocene (56 to 22.9 million years ago), creating a deep water passage between them and changing ocean circulation patterns. Some researchers believe these changes were the drivers of cooling temperatures near the end of the Eocene "hothouse" period, but some think declining levels of carbon dioxide were to blame.

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Changing the grocery game: Manufacturing process provides low-cost, sustainable option for food packaging

June 28, 2018

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University researchers have developed a large-scale manufacturing process that may change the way some grocery store foods are packaged. According to Credence Research, food packaging is a growing billion-dollar market, and overall predicted growth is expected to reach 6 percent by 2024. Advanced barrier coatings, which help to protect grocery items such as foods and beverages, are growing by as much as 45 percent each year.

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Superstrong Al alloys may change manufacturing processes for automobiles, aerospace devices

June 28, 2018

Purdue University researchers have developed a superstrong material that may change some manufacturing processes for the aerospace and automobile industries.

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Mapping the brain with data science

June 28, 2018

A group of researchers at Purdue University are designing data-driven tools that will help clinicians better understand the progression of neurodegenerative diseases by identifying and tracking changes in the brain.

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New manufacturing process creates super-small channels to repel water and improve medical, electronic devices

June 27, 2018

A new manufacturing process developed by Purdue University researchers may improve the water repellency for some common products, ranging from medical equipment and sensors to vehicle engines and windshields. The Purdue team, led by Yung Shin, the Donald A. and Nancy G. Roach Professor of Advanced Manufacturing in the Purdue School of Mechanical Engineering, developed a new method to create superhydrophobic microchannels on polymers.

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Labeling decreases opposition to genetically engineered food

June 27, 2018

Purdue University’s Jayson Lusk co-authored a study showing that after a law in Vermont required labels for food products containing genetically engineered ingredients, opposition to GE foods dropped 19 percent.

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Most accurate picture of Zika yet creates potential for therapeutics

June 27, 2018

Researchers have created the most accurate picture of Zika to date, finding probable drug-binding pockets on the surface of the virus and paving the way for vaccine design.

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Changing the grocery game: Manufacturing process provides low-cost, sustainable option for food packaging

June 26, 2018

Purdue University researchers have developed a large-scale manufacturing process that may change the way some grocery store foods are packaged. The Purdue team, led by Jeffrey Youngblood, a professor in Purdue’s School of Materials Engineering, created a new manufacturing process using cellulose nanocrystals as advanced barrier coatings for food packaging.

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High-Resolution Snapshot of Zika Virus Reveals Clues to Fighting It

June 26, 2018

Scientists have captured the clearest and most detailed image yet of Zika, the virus that set off a global health crisis in 2015 and 2016 and left thousands of babies with serious birth defects. The work could contribute to the development of more effective vaccines and treatments to combat the virus.

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