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jewell-hypulsePurdue hypersonics receives boost from Northrop Grumman shock tunnel donation

Purdue University is pushing forward at new speeds in hypersonics work with the addition of a Hypersonic Pulse (HYPULSE) shock tunnel to its quickly expanding array of research facilities.


tumbling-in-vivoAll-terrain microrobot flips through a live colon

A rectangular robot as tiny as a few human hairs can travel throughout a colon by doing back flips, Purdue University engineers have demonstrated in live animal models.


flu-shotFlu vaccines are important, but so is keeping other vaccinations updated

With many employers requiring proof of flu vaccination this year, a Purdue University nursing expert is encouraging people to use this opportunity to review the status of other key vaccinations that might need updated.


walther-lanmanWalther Cancer Foundation $11 million investment to expand IU-Purdue bioinformatics collaboration

The Walther Cancer Foundation will invest $11 million to advance collaborative cancer research at Indiana University and Purdue University by supporting scientists through bioinformatics — an increasingly critical aspect of their work.


continuity-pharmaDARPA selects Continuity Pharma, funds continuous manufacturing technology

The COVID-19 pandemic has created supply chain gaps in critical drug products, especially those needed for the most critical patients in intensive care units across the country.


lee-cancerNovel testing platform designed for breast cancer cells

A Purdue University team has developed a novel testing platform to evaluate how breast cancer cells respond to the recurrent stretching that occurs in the lungs during breathing. The technology is designed to better understand the effects that the local tissue has on metastatic breast cancer to study how metastases grow in a new tissue.


brain-illus-alina-grubnyakNew material senses neurotransmitters in the brain

What happens when you bring three scientists of diverse disciplines together and give them the resources of two of the country’s top research facilities? In this case, they discover a new material that may help scientists learn more about neurological disorders and possibly take some big steps toward brain-machine interfaces.


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