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herman-sintin$2 million SBIR grant fast-tracks cancer drug platform technology, which aims to better treat relapse

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML), an aggressive blood cancer, is one of the most lethal cancers. More than 19,000 new cases are diagnosed a year, and more than 11,000 people a year die from it, according to the American Cancer Society.


wu-wenzhuoTechnology uses plant biomass waste for self-powered biomedical devices

An innovation turning waste material into stretchable devices may soon provide a new option for creating self-powered biomedical inventions.


caregiving-covidTips on taking care of loved ones at home or in a health care facility during the COVID-19 pandemic

As hospitals begin offering non-emergent surgeries and procedures, many limitations remain in place, including those that restrict visitors.


covid-relationshipsBringing couples together during a global pandemic is easy, but maintaining a strong relationship can be challenging

The COVID-19 global pandemic brought people together, but that immediate and forced togetherness can cause issues for couples, even in the strongest of relationships.


pools-covidExpert: Swimming pool facilities water unlikely to spread coronavirus

WHAT: Pools across the U.S. are set to reopen in the coming weeks. If recommended chlorine levels are maintained as usual, the pools themselves should pose minimal risk of spreading the coronavirus to swimmers, says a Purdue University engineer who studies pool water decontamination.


spellar-internetRepeated disturbing internet images a danger to content workers

WHAT: Facebook reached a settlement this week with former workers who alleged they suffered trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder after reviewing violent content for the social media giant.


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.


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