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shi-spinalTechnology to treat neurological diseases, pain wins Indiana fund’s commercialization award

Technology to provide new options for patients with neurological disease and pain has received major new support.


kazemian-labCOVID-19 causes 'unexpected' cellular response in the lungs, research finds

New insights into the immune response to SARS-CoV-2 infections could bring better treatments for COVID-19 cases.


soccer-ball-inflationSoccer players’ head injury risk could be reduced with simple adjustments to the ball, study finds

Up to 22% of soccer injuries are concussions that can result from players using their heads to direct the ball during a game.


carpi-giovanna-portraitPurdue scientists use malaria expertise to track COVID-19 variants, inform policymakers on virus spread

Scientists have been using genetics to track diseases for decades. Now, a team at Purdue University that typically tracks malaria spread in Southern and Central Africa is using its expertise to track COVID-19 in Indiana.


surgical-procedureThis common shoulder injury could heal faster, thanks to the first implant that re-creates a crucial tissue structure

For sports fans, nothing beats seeing their favorite athletes compete at the top of their game. But a shoulder injury such as a badly torn rotator cuff threatens to pause or end the career of any athlete in sports ranging from football, basketball and baseball to golf and tennis.


bell-towerPurdue offers new online Graduate Certificate in Telemental Health Counseling

Elderly, lower income and rural individuals frequently lack easy access to mental health services where they live, but technological advances and the burgeoning field of telemental health hold out the promise of bringing these services to them.


brain-shihNeuroscience seminar highlights technologies for brain injuries, vaccine developments

The same technology that helps treat traumatic brain injuries in athletes and soldiers may one day help doctors determine the effectiveness of vaccines on patients.


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