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World War II weapon used in new battle: Combating Parkinson’s disease

December 11, 2018

Recent studies in the Purdue laboratory of Riyi Shi (pronounced Ree Shee) reveal a new possible treatment for Parkinson’s disease from the chemical warfare antidote. The antidote drug (dimercaprol) is proving to be effective at removing acrolein, a neurotoxin that is produced in the body after nerve cells are damaged and that is directly correlated with Parkinson’s disease. In addition, acrolein has been shown to increase pain and trigger a cascade of biochemical events postulated to intensify the severity of neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s.

World War II weapon used in new battle: Combating Parkinson’s disease

New Bendable Smartphone Technology could use Monitoring to Save Patients’ Lives

November 27, 2018

Is a new phone on your holiday shopping list? A “radical” technology being developed at Purdue University that’s making smartphones and other electronic devices more bendable could help save lives one day soon through better health monitoring. The Purdue team has designed a glass-like polymer to conduct electricity for transparent and flexible electronics. The innovative polymer film, which has the look and feel of glass, can be inexpensively and sustainably produced on a large scale because it originates from earth-abundant materials. Its cost-effectiveness also has advantages over polymers already used for electronics that rely on expensive chemistry and chemical doping to achieve high conductivity.

New Bendable Smartphone Technology could use Monitoring to Save Patients’ Lives

25 PhD scholars from 18 Indian institutions win research fellowships to Purdue University

November 19, 2018

Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) is partnering with Purdue University, USA in the first-ever overseas visiting doctoral fellowship programme

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PURE - A peek into research life

November 10, 2018

Purdue University’s research programme is the perfect opportunity to further one’s learning as well as experience life in a U.S. university campus. "My major target for last summer was to experience life on a U.S. university campus, gain experience doing applied research in my field of study — mechanical engineering, and ultimately, determine if pursuing a PhD at a U.S. university is something that I want to do. Purdue Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE) gave me the opportunity to accomplish all of them", says

PURE - A peek into research life

Trump intends to appoint Indian American prof Suresh V Garimella to National Science Board

November 9, 2018

US President Donald Trump has expressed his intention to appoint Indian American professor Suresh V Garimella as a member of the prestigious National Science Board. Garimella is the R Eugene and Susie Goodson Distinguished Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University, Indiana. He is also the director of the Cooling Technologies Research Centre, an Industry/ University Cooperative Research Centre of the National Science Foundation (NSF). According to the White House, Garimella would be appointed member of the National Science Board for a six-year term expiring on May 10, 2024. "I am humbled and honoured," said Garimella, who earned his B.Tech. degree in mechanical engineering from IIT Chennai in 1985.

Trump intends to appoint Indian American prof Suresh V Garimella to National Science Board

Purdue’s Garimella gets U.S. presidential nod for National Science Board

November 8, 2018

Garimella, Purdue’s executive vice president for research and partnerships and the Goodson Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, is one of seven appointments to the board by President Donald Trump. Members are selected for their eminence in research, education and records of distinguished service and are appointed by the U.S. president. “I am humbled and honored,” said Garimella, who was nominated by Purdue President Mitch Daniels and received unanimous support from all 11 of Indiana’s national legislators. “The NSF is a key driver of American research and tech innovation. I believe that this appointment is a recognition of Purdue’s leadership in science and engineering over its 150 years and in emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and quantum computing.”

Purdue’s Garimella gets U.S. presidential nod for National Science Board

Teaching computers to interpret ideology: Purdue professor uses AI to deduce bias in social media and news

November 6, 2018

a Purdue professor is combining machine learning with models of social relationships and behavior to read between the lines of text and capture the author’s intent in a deeper way. The technology could help identify biases in social media posts and news articles, the better to judge the information’s validity. Traditional natural language processing involves homing in on keywords – for example, the word “good” would normally indicate a positive opinion. This works well for certain applications, but isn’t helpful when the text is ambiguous, for example if the author intended a word or phrase to be sarcastic or tongue-in-cheek.

Teaching computers to interpret ideology: Purdue professor uses AI to deduce bias in social media and news

Researchers find flaviviruses like zika & dengue contain non-symmetrical icosahedra

October 29, 2018

Determining the structure of a virus is an important step in understanding and treating viral disease. For decades, structural biologists have been using cryo-electron microscopy to create increasingly accurate pictures of biomolecules, but one of the assumptions they’ve been relying on could be wrong. "Up until now, any such viruses that have ever been examined have been looked at with the assumption that they had icosahedral symmetry,” said Michael Rossmann, the Hanley Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences at Purdue University. “Now we realize that’s an approximation – it’s not completely accurate. A large proportion of viruses are nearly icosahedral, and just now we’re beginning to see the details.”

Researchers find flaviviruses like zika & dengue contain non-symmetrical icosahedra

Amba-Rao fellow for 2018: From India's space agency to Purdue

October 25, 2018

Gopikrishnan Sasi Kumar, graduate student in electrical and computer engineering, is the 2018 recipient of the Amba-Rao Fellowship, established for aerospace fields at Purdue by alumna Sita Amba-Rao to honor the legacy of her husband, revered scientist, educator, and Purdue alumnus Chintakindi Lalita Amba-Rao.

Amba-Rao fellow for 2018: From India's space agency to Purdue

Now, a smart sticker can monitor your physical activity & alert about health risks

October 18, 2018

Scientists have created wearable electronic devices that can be easily attached to the skin to monitor physical activity and alert a wearer about possible health risks in real time. "For the first time, we have created wearable electronic devices that someone can easily attach to their skin and are made out of paper to lower the cost of personalized medicine," said Ramses Martinez, an assistant professor at Purdue University in the US.

Now, a smart sticker can monitor your physical activity & alert about health risks

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