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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 compound shown to be as effective as FDA-approved drugs against life-threatening infections; tests indicate it is less susceptible to resistance

June 15, 2018

researchers have identified a new compound that in preliminary testing has shown itself to be as effective as antibiotics approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat life-threatening infections while also appearing to be less susceptible to bacterial resistance.

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Purdue Foundry Investment Fund backs 3 emerging life science startups with $750,000 to help transition to sustainability

June 14, 2018

Purdue Research Foundation’s Foundry Investment Fund (FIF) has recently invested a total of $750,000 in three emerging life science startups as partial matching investments made in them by institutional and other investors.

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Bangert: Save the mosquito? Purdue team makes a radical, moral case

June 13, 2018

Stop swatting and read this: Instead of racing to find new ways to kill mosquitoes, a Purdue team has epiphany and gets a new goal to simply disarm the insect, then live and let live

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Purdue University expands partnership with Indiana Biosciences Research Institute

June 7, 2018

Purdue University and the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute (IBRI) have entered into a strategic alliance agreement that allows for seamless research interactions among researchers at both institutions.

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Link between bacteria metabolism and communication could pave way for new antivirulence drugs

June 1, 2018

Researchers have discovered a link between bacteria metabolism and cell-to-cell communication, potentially providing a target for new antivirulence and antibiofilm drugs.

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Purdue Ag-celerator invests $100,000 in two plant science startups

June 1, 2018

The Purdue Ag-celerator Fund has invested a total of $100,000 in two plant science startups for the spring round of investments. The recipients are JUA Technologies International LLC, a startup building multipurpose crop dehydrators, and ZeaVaxx LLC, a startup developing a plant-derived nanoparticle that can improve animal vaccines.

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Purdue receives $1.8 million from DOE to solve biorefinery blockages

May 31, 2018

One of the biggest problems facing biorefinery operations is the flow of biomass into and throughout facilities. Lignocellulosic biomass, often made up of post-harvest agricultural materials such as corn stover and soybean hulls, often accumulates and compacts while moving through augers, forcing costly shutdowns for cleaning and repairs.

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PURDUE RESEARCHERS DEVELOP NEW HANDHELD DEVICE TO DETECT E. COLI

May 22, 2018

A new way to detect a strain of E. coli could prevent some foodborne illness from hitting store shelves. Purdue Researchers Euiwon Bae and Bruce Applegate have now created a prototype to help prevent farmers from unknowingly spreading E. coli.

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Oliver named to federal food safety committee

May 21, 2018

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has appointed Haley Oliver, associate professor of food science at Purdue University, to the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF).

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