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Three renowned professors receive Purdue’s most prestigious research awards


Renowned Purdue faculty members Mikhail Atallah, Michele R. Buzon and Jean A. Chmielewski are being honored as the 2017 recipients of Purdue’s most prestigious awards for research and scholarship.

Study researches ‘gorilla arm’ fatigue in mid-air computer usage


Researchers at Purdue University’s C Design Lab are studying arm and muscle fatigue connected to advancements in the use of hand gestures for mid-air computer interaction.

Brain-imaging system uses ‘multi-pupil’ prism arrays


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A specialized type of adaptive-optics technology that has been demonstrated by taking high-resolution time-lapse images of functioning brain cells might be used to better understand how the brain works.

Study: Food ingredient blends more sensitive to climate change


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A recent Purdue study, featured on the cover of the May edition of the Journal of Food Science, deciphers why food ingredient blends are more sensitive to changes in climate than single ingredients.

New drug compounds could provide non-toxic, effective way to inhibit enzymes that cause cancers


Drug compounds being developed at Purdue University could effectively target and inhibit protein kinase enzymes and secondary mutated versions that drive multiple types of cancers. The compounds are non-toxic compared to conventional drugs, potentially eliminating adverse patient side effects.

‘Volumetric’ imaging method reveals chemical content, might lead to systems that eliminate need to draw blood for lab tests


A “chemical imaging” system that uses a special type of laser beam to penetrate deep into tissue might lead to technologies that eliminate the need to draw blood for analyses including drug testing and early detection of diseases such as cancer and diabetes.

Graduate students honored for teaching excellence


Graduate students were honored Tuesday (April 25) at the 19th Annual Celebration of Graduate Teaching Excellence, hosted by the Office of the Provost, Purdue Teaching Academy, Purdue Graduate School and Center for Instructional Excellence.

‘Data-driven’ design could lead to improved lithium-ion batterie


Purdue University is working with MIT and Stanford University in a project funded by the Toyota Research Institute to improve rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and accelerate their integration into electric and hybrid vehicles.

Device meant to feed astronauts on Mars may first make debut in Africa


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The same piece of Purdue University-developed technology that may one day feed astronauts on Mars is being adapted to improve production of instant porridges and other ready-to-use products in several African countries.

Purdue technology shown to extend digital device battery life advances with $750,000 NSF grant


A Purdue technology shown to extend battery life of digital devices has received federal funding to further develop the technology that could impact billions of devices including smartphones, notebooks and smartwatches across the world.

Newly developed insecticide and fungus combination could more effectively control, eliminate termites


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A new Purdue University-developed technology concept could provide pest control companies with a more effective way to control termites and prevent associated damage. The technology works by targeting the termite’s resistance genes that help the insect fight off a known fungus that can effectively eliminate termites.

Nontoxic, biodegradable orthopedic implant could provide superior support to damaged bones, be safely absorbed by the body


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Purdue University researchers are developing a nontoxic, biodegradable orthopedic implant that could be safely absorbed by the body after providing adequate support to damaged bones.

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