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Weight loss tips, whey protein supplements can help women get lean muscles

May 24, 2018

Many women are afraid of supplementing fearing that it might make them bulky. But that’s not the case. According to a study conducted by the Purdue University, whey protein supplements and exercise help women improve body composition. “There is a public perception that whey protein supplementation will lead to bulkiness in women, and these findings show that is not the case,” said Wayne Campbell, senior author on the study. “Whey protein supplementation favours a modest increase in lean mass of less than 1%, while not influencing fat mass.”

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Researchers are trying to build smartphone-compatible devices that will help prevent food-borne illness

May 23, 2018

Everyone who has had food poisoning knows the agonising pain the E.Coli bacteria can cause. Food poisoning is really common and sometimes in extreme cases, it can even result in death. But who knew that someday smartphones could help us avoid food poisoning. Researchers at Purdue University are developing a technology to help farmers detect contaminants that cause food poisoning before the food hits the grocery shelves. This device can easily be hooked up to a smartphone and can sniff out bacteria in food in just minutes.

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Astronaut Feustel receives honorary doctorate from Purdue University

May 21, 2018

Indiana, US based Purdue University connected live to the International Space Station to award NASA astronaut and alumnus Andrew J. “Drew” Feustel an honorary doctorate during its spring commencement ceremonies at the West Lafayette campus. Feustel (pronounced FOY-stull), a Purdue College of Science graduate (BS ’89, MS ’91) currently stationed aboard the ISS, received an honorary Doctor of Science degree via a live link to the ISS during the ceremony held in Purdue’s Elliott Hall of Music held on Friday, May 11.

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Study reports neuroprotective molecule could improve memory and cognition, reduce Alzheimer's degradation

May 12, 2018

Purdue University graduate and a Purdue Research Park of Northwest Indiana (NWI) startup have published a research study in Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters that identifies a small molecule, SERCA activator, that may improve memory and cognition.

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Purdue Researchers Developing Device to Enable Pregnant Women to Detect Serious Health Complications

May 9, 2018

Purdue University researchers are developing an app and wearable technology to enable pregnant women to use a smartphone to detect whether they have or are susceptible to a condition that could lead to serious health complications for them or their unborn child. The team, led by Craig Goergen, an assistant professor in Purdue’s Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, is developing a low-cost automated early detection sensor of preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication caused by high blood pressure that can cause organ damage and premature birth.

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India's Science and Engineering Research Board launches visiting PhD program with Purdue

May 2, 2018

From May 1 to June 30, Purdue will be accepting applications from students enrolled in PhD programs in India to conduct research with faculty at Purdue. The Overseas Visiting Doctoral Fellowships (OVDF) program is funded by India’s Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), the country’s equivalent to the U.S. National Science Foundation. Purdue is the only U.S. university that has a specific partnership agreement with SERB to receive visiting doctoral fellows. The Indian government has agreed to fund up to 25 visiting PhD students at Purdue, and most are expected to arrive on campus in January 2019. The visiting doctoral students will work in a Purdue faculty member’s laboratory for approximately 12 months under the program. SERB’s investment of approximately $30,000 per scholar per year amounts to a total financial commitment of up to $750,000 annually.

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PURDUE ADOPTS GLOBAL COLLABORATION STATEMENT

May 1, 2018

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Purdue University has adopted a new global collaboration statement. It was designed to help increase cross-culture engagement among the many different backgrounds on the university's campus. It builds on a prior project that created the phrase, "One World, One University, All Boilermakers." It also comes after the creation of a student pledge in April 2017 to encourage a culture of academic integrity. The principles state “As an academic institution committed to providing a comprehensive education, we value and support the cross-cultural interactions that occur between students of all nationalities. Recognizing this, we commit to the development of globally minded citizens who understand their identity is not defined solely by nationality, but rather is connected by the common thread of humanity.

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Zika presents hot spots in brains of chicken embryos

April 20, 2018

Zika prefers certain hot spots in the brains of chicken embryos, offering insight into how brain development is affected by the virus. If the virus also prefers specific sites in human brains, researchers could look to them for targeted therapies and drug testing. “When the virus was delivered directly into the middle of the brain, which is the area primarily infected by Zika in the developmental progress of human babies, we didn’t see infection evenly throughout the brain,” said Donna Fekete, Director of Purdue University’s Institute for Integrative Neuroscience. “We saw hot spots of infection, and those spots are really important signaling centres in the patterning of the brain.”

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The Effective Executive

April 19, 2018

Diversity is the need of the hour in corporate cabins. The globalised workplaces of today call for having diverse workforces. And we’re not talking merely employees here. But diverse managers and leaders. Says Mangala Subramaniam, professor of sociology and Butler Chair and director of Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence, Purdue University, “Leader diversity is important because it can bring in different perspectives and approaches to understanding and solving issues. Diverse leaders may also foster excellence.”

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Researchers at Purdue, Stanford devise novel ultrafast laser beam steering for autonomous cars that is less complex, uses less power

April 14, 2018

Researchers at Purdue University and Stanford University believe they have found a novel laser light sensing technology that is more robust and less expensive than currently available with a wide range of uses, including a way to guide fully autonomous vehicles.

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