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shaver-trucksPurdue research drives efforts toward cleaner air in California

Purdue University research is driving clean air changes in California and could lead to landmark vehicle emissions changes across the United States.

wang-sensorPatented innovations offer new approaches to optical sensing

New patented technologies from engineers at Purdue University are designed to improve the performance of handheld optical sensors used for food safety detection and water quality analysis.

flaherty-drugsPotential drug could stop deadly superbug

Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) is among the leading causes of hospital-acquired infections in the United States. An estimated 20,000 people in the U.S. become infected with it each year, and nearly 10% of people who get it die from it.

cover-cropLImproved tool can help Midwest farmers with cover crop decisions

Cover crops have been shown to improve water and soil quality, reduce erosion and capture nutrients. Choosing the right cover crop, however, can be difficult.

saylor-babyCo-sleeper innovation to provide options for new parents

Co-sleeping, or the sharing of a sleeping space by a mother and baby, can provide better sleep for baby and mom, easier breast feeding and closeness that encourages proper breathing and psychological development in a baby.

rahimi-patchWearable, portable invention offers options for treating antibiotic-resistant infections, wounds

The rapid increase of life-threatening, antibiotic-resistant infections has resulted in challenging wound complications with limited choices of effective treatments. About 6 million people in the United States are affected by chronic wounds.

huston-coilsInnovators create flexible, printed coil for stringed instruments

The wires inside an electric guitar to help produce quality sound can stretch for miles – even the length of a university campus. The copper wire, with the diameter of a human hair, is wrapped around magnets inside the guitar via a tedious and time-consuming process.

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