Past News

Scientists think they know ways to combat viruses on airplanes. They’re too late for this pandemic

May 21, 2020

On March 14, 1977, a woman with the flu climbed aboard a 737 and headed for Kodiak, Alaska, with 53 other passengers and crew. After an engine failed, most of them sat on the runway with the cabin doors shut, and the ventilation system off, for two hours. Within three days, 38 more people were sick.

Scientists think they know ways to combat viruses on airplanes. They’re too late for this pandemic

Purdue engineers build software to detect hemoglobin faster

May 21, 2020

Purdue University engineers have created software that gives an accurate count of a patient's hemoglobin, enabling physicians to diagnose blood disorders more quickly.

Purdue engineers build software to detect hemoglobin faster

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

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

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

Purdue-developed nanomaterial significantly enhances potential COVID-19 therapeutic

May 13, 2020

Niclosamide, a drug used to treat tapeworms, has been found to have strong antiviral effect against SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing the COVID-19 pandemic. But the drug itself has limited potential because its structure makes it difficult to dissolve and for patients to absorb.

Purdue-developed nanomaterial significantly enhances potential COVID-19 therapeutic

Fact check: Just how safe is flying on a plane now?

May 13, 2020

During an appearance on “Face the Nation,” Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly said he believed it was safe for Americans to fly during the coronavirus epidemic and that a plane is as safe as any other space.

Fact check: Just how safe is flying on a plane now?