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Deep learning, 3D technology to improve structure modeling for protein interactions, create better drugs

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Proteins are often called the working molecules of the human body. A typical body has more than 20,000 different types of proteins, each of which are involved in many functions essential to human life.

Purdue alum slated to graduate with NASA’s latest astronaut class

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Two years after being named a NASA astronaut candidate, a Purdue University alumna is preparing to drop “candidate” from her title.

Millions with swallowing problems could be helped through new wearable device

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A wearable monitoring device to make treatments easier and more affordable for the millions of people with swallowing disorders is about to be released into the market.

Newly discovered retinal structure may enhance vision for some birds

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A newly discovered retinal structure in the eyes of certain kinds of songbirds might help the animals find and track insect prey more easily.

Anthrax may be the next tool in the fight against bladder cancer

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Anthrax may soon help more people win the fight against bladder cancer, which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says strikes about 72,000 Americans each year and kills about 16,000, and is one of the most expensive cancers to treat.

‘Listening’ to engine blades to stop failures, disasters

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The roar of a jet or race car engine can nearly take one’s breath away. Now imagine trying to hear through all that noise to pinpoint a problem with the engine – and stop a potentially disastrous failure

Nurses work hard to take care of patients. Sometimes, they need help, too.

Substance use isn’t a problem only for patients seeking help from health care providers.

Watch your ghost teach a robot how to tag-team

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — When Tesla failed to hit weekly production targets in the first quarter of 2018, chief executive Elon Musk blamed it on “excessive automation.” 

$2.3 million DoE grant to advance ethanol fuel research

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Grant supports mathematical modeling of biomass movement in large fermentation facilities

Enzyme trigger that tells cells to move characterized for first time

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Some cells have the ability to travel in the human body, and depending on the circumstances, this can be either very, very good or very, very bad.

National effort to focus on mapping human body on cellular level

How the human body’s trillions of cells are organized and interconnected and how they interact with each other are factors critical to good health, yet science does not understand the fine details of this intricate system.

Hypersonic vehicles focus of research agreement with Dynetics Inc.

Purdue University and Dynetics Inc. of Huntsville, Alabama, have signed a master research agreement for the design, manufacturing, production, testing, research and development of government systems and projects.

Map showing gene interactions could lead to new cancer therapies

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Nearly 150,000 cancer-related deaths can be attributed annually to Epstein-Barr (EBV) virus, in part because of the lack of effective treatment options.

New Purdue AI tech to track treatment of chronic stomach disease

Patented artificial intelligence from Purdue is being used to provide scientists with the insight needed to determine if current treatments truly help people with a chronic stomach disorder.

‘Poor man’s qubit’ can solve quantum problems without going quantum

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Researchers demonstrate the first hardware for a ‘probabilistic computer’

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