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acre-grainbinsIncrease in fatalities and injuries from agricultural confined spaces highlights need for effective management and training

Last year saw a roughly 40 percent increase in the number of reported cases involving agricultural confined spaces, according to the 2022 Summary of U.S. Agricultural Confined Space-Related Injuries and Fatalities recently released by the Purdue University Agricultural Safety and Health Program in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering.

smartphone-algorithmAI-driven mobile health algorithm uses phone camera to detect blood vessel oxygen levels

You may already use your smartphone for remote medical appointments. Why not use some of the onboard sensors to gather medical data? That’s the idea behind AI-driven technology developed at Purdue University that could use a smartphone camera to detect and diagnose medical conditions like anemia faster and more accurately than highly specialized medical equipment being developed for the task.

Purdue police warn of thefts from unlocked vehicles

Purdue University police are reminding people to keep their vehicles locked after a string of recent vehicle break-ins in the Tower Acres neighborhood north of campus.

ni-airquality$500,000 grant targets lack of air-quality data in swine production

A Purdue University team led by Jiqin (JQ) Ni has received a $500,000 grant from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research to document air-quality issues surrounding pork production in partnership with the National Pork Board.

applegate-labNew assay accelerates E. coli testing process

A team led by Purdue University’s Bruce Applegate has developed a new time-saving assay to detect an especially severe strain of E. coli in ground beef.

omnivis-ispydxOmniVis recognized with prestigious Most Fundable Companies designation

OmniVis, a Purdue University-affiliated biotechnology company focused on the speed, accuracy and economics of pathogen detection, has been named to the fifth annual Most Fundable Companies list from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio Business School.

verma-producesafetyInnovative risk-assessment tool for produce industry continues advancing

Mohit Verma’s research team at Purdue University has developed innovative paper-based, rapid-result tests for bovine respiratory disease and COVID-19. Now the researchers are adapting their technology for produce safety risk assessment.

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