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$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’

Research suggests new approach for treating inflammation


Medications that mitigate inflammation caused by a variety of diseases including rheumatic arthritis may also compromise a person’s immune system, but a new approach points to a possible solution to this problem.  

Novel device to improve powder flow


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New device shown to protect integrity of food and drug products, improve consistency in flow

Researchers propose new topological phase of atomic matter hosting ‘photonic skyrmions’


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The field of topology or the study of how surfaces behave in different dimensions has profoundly influenced the current understanding of matter. 

New technology for protein complex discovery holds promise for biotechnology and crop improvement


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Living cells survive and adapt by forming stable protein complexes that allow them to modulate protein activity, do mechanical work and convert signals into predictable responses, but identifying the proteins in those complexes is technically challenging. 

Acid may be key ingredient for better adhesive strength, electronic components


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An acid used for medicine and to flavor some drinks soon may help make electronic components and certain adhesives more durable and better for the environment.

Don’t bring the heat: New visualization technique offers alternative to heat maps to track spatial data sets


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Simple, concise approach designed to make data easier to understand, compare

Purdue utilizes high-tech AI to improve coal-burning power plants


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Purdue’s mechanical engineering faculty and students are using artificial intelligence to help coal-dependent areas make the eventual transition to renewable energies.

Twitter ‘fingerprint’ helps decode how individuals respond to crises


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Often in the case of a disaster, there are too few resources available to the community.

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