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Purdue bestows 2nd annual Tyler Trent Courage and Resilience Award

Purdue University is proud to announce the awarding of the second annual Tyler Trent Courage and Resilience Award, a scholarship that memorializes Trent’s inspiring legacy. The 2020 recipient is Kamryn Dehn, a senior from Frankfort, Indiana, in the College of Agriculture, the Honors College and the College of Liberal Arts, majoring in aquatic sciences and anthropology.

purdue-archCrowdfunding campaign launches for Protect Purdue initiative

A new crowdfunding campaign aims to raise funds to ensure a safe environment for students, faculty and staff as planning continues for their return to Purdue’s West Lafayette campus.

kim-hemoglobinSmartphone app to help assess anemia by taking a picture of a person’s eyelid

A doctor can quickly get an idea of whether someone is anemic by pulling down the person’s eyelid and judging its redness, a color indicating the number of red blood cells.

lu-sensorsEnabling highways and bridges to prevent their own damage

Roads always seem to need repairs. Luna Lu is giving concrete the ability to “talk” and even heal itself.

pure-niclosamidePurdue-developed nanomaterial significantly enhances potential COVID-19 therapeutic

Niclosamide, a drug used to treat tapeworms, has been found to have strong antiviral effect against SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing the COVID-19 pandemic. But the drug itself has limited potential because its structure makes it difficult to dissolve and for patients to absorb.

Bindley Bioscience Center collaborates with Bangalore-based company on COVID-19 research

Bindley Bioscience Center in Purdue University’s Discovery Park has signed an agreement with Eyestem Research Private Limited, Bangalore, India, to develop cellular platforms for COVID-19 research.

Slivers of land could power cheaper, greener nitrogen fertilizers

Nitrogen-based fertilizer contributes to the high yields expected from crops in the developed world, but its high use also damages nearby waters and ecosystems. Conversely, developing countries that most need yield improvements face bottlenecks in getting those fertilizers because of high costs and low crop prices.

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