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Purdue University Online continues to achieve high national rankings

February 7, 2024

Purdue University’s College of Engineering online master’s degrees and College of Education offerings again ranked among the nation’s elite in the newest U.S. News & World Report rankings of best online programs. Purdue online master’s degrees in industrial engineering, mechanical engineering and engineering management all ranked No. 1 for 2024 — the fifth consecutive year industrial and mechanical engineering have topped the list, and the third year for engineering management.

Purdue University Online continues to achieve high national rankings

Geometric transformation adaptive optics (GTAO) for volumetric deep brain imaging through gradient-index lenses.

February 5, 2024

The advance of genetic function indicators has enabled the observation of neuronal activities at single-cell resolutions.

Geometric transformation adaptive optics (GTAO) for volumetric deep brain imaging through gradient-index lenses.

Scholars in the College of Veterinary Medicine Receive Recognition for Research Awards

February 2, 2024

Several Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty members are among the Purdue University researchers recognized in a first-of-the-year report from the university on research-related achievements. The listing of notable research grants received by Purdue faculty and staff included four projects that were awarded SPARK (Supporting Partnering for Advanced Research teamwork) funding for the fall 2023 round. The SPARK program provides up to $100,000 for critical development activities linked to external grant proposals of $7 million or more.

Scholars in the College of Veterinary Medicine Receive Recognition for Research Awards

Purdue trustees ratify faculty position; approve new degree program, resolutions of appreciation and work related to new Daniels School building

February 2, 2024

The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Friday (Feb. 2) ratified a faculty naming and approved a new degree program, resolutions of appreciation and work related to the new Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business building. The newly ratified faculty naming is Rong Huang as the Evanson-McCoy Professor.

Purdue trustees ratify faculty position; approve new degree program, resolutions of appreciation and work related to new Daniels School building

Soybean industry to benefit from growing demand of cell-cultured meat

February 2, 2024

The prospect of increased demand for cell-cultured meat is expected to positively impact the soybean industry, according to a new paper from Holly Wang, professor of agricultural economics, at Purdue University. Published in the department’s Purdue Agricultural Economics Report, Wang’s collaborators are Shihuan Kuang, professor of animal sciences, and graduate students Yanyu Ma and Yizhou Hua. The paper, titled, “The Rise of Meat Substitute Consumption and Its Impact on the U.S. Soybean Industry,” predicts that the demand for soybean consumption will increase due to the wider availability of meat substitutes or plant-based meats.

Soybean industry to benefit from growing demand of cell-cultured meat

TECH Should you post images of your kids online in the AI age?

February 1, 2024

Earlier this week, deepfakes began circulating online, showing sexually explicit and abusive fake images. This time, the victim was Taylor Swift, the most famous victim of a problem tech platforms, anti-abuse groups, and even lawmakers have struggled to keep up with. But the victims aren’t just celebrities. Far from it.

TECH Should you post images of your kids online in the AI age?

Purdue Innovates Licenses Novel Short-Stature Corn Technology

February 1, 2024

The Purdue Innovates Office of Technology Commercialization has awarded a worldwide, exclusive license to a small-statured corn inbred called D16 to Romney-based Ag Alumni Seed. The license is limited to popcorn and does not apply to dent corn, field corn or sweet corn.

Purdue Innovates Licenses Novel Short-Stature Corn Technology

Purdue Innovates Licenses Novel Short-Stature Corn Technology

January 31, 2024

The Purdue Innovates Office of Technology Commercialization has issued a worldwide, exclusive license for a short-stature corn inbred called D16 to Romney-based Ag Alumni Seed. The license is limited to popcorn and doesn’t apply to dent corn, field corn or sweet corn. Traditional breeding techniques: Ag Alumni Seed has supported multiple research projects at Purdue University with both financial and in-kind contributions — such as the use of land, equipment and facilities. Jay Hulbert, the company’s president and CEO, said development of D16 began with research that Guri Johal conducted at the company’s Romney facility a decade ago. Johal is a professor of botany and plant pathology in Purdue University’s College of Agriculture. “D16 is not a GMO trait. Guri converted multiple elite Ag Alumni Seed proprietary popcorn inbreds to incorporate into D16,” Hulbert said. “The feature was developed using time-honored traditional breeding techniques without incorporating any foreign DNA into the corn.”

Purdue Innovates Licenses Novel Short-Stature Corn Technology

US (TX): Houston startup with next-gen farming tech calls for crowdfunding as it plans to grow

January 29, 2024

Whether it’s on Mars or at the kitchen table, entrepreneur Bart Womack wants to change what and how you eat. But the CEO and founder of next-generation farming startup Eden Grow Systems is seeking crowd funders to help feed the venture. The company evokes images of a garden paradise on Earth. But the idea behind the Houston-based NASA spinoff came from a more pragmatic view of the world. Womack’s company sells indoor food towers, self-contained, modular plant growth systems built on years of research by NASA scientists looking for the best way to feed astronauts in space.

US (TX): Houston startup with next-gen farming tech calls for crowdfunding as it plans to grow

Treating Diseases by Eliminating Protein Aggregation in the Brain, Pancreas is Focus of Purdue Study

January 26, 2024

Purdue researchers led by Basic Medical Sciences Department Faculty Member Jessica Fortin have created molecular compounds to inhibit protein aggregation linked with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Type 2 diabetes.

Treating Diseases by Eliminating Protein Aggregation in the Brain, Pancreas is Focus of Purdue Study