April 29, 2021

Today's Top 5 From Purdue University

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You will want to read these good stories that you may have missed.


Purdue researchers join Rolls-Royce, Carnegie Mellon network to create cyber-resilient systems

Three Purdue research projects have been selected as part of the newly announced Rolls-Royce Cybersecurity Technology Research Network partnership.

Media ContactBrian Huchel


Purdue scientists key in state’s battle against COVID variants, future viral threats

Purdue is at the forefront of Indiana’s fight against the spread of COVID-19 variants and remains uniquely able to assist if the pandemic surges or change course in the weeks, months or years ahead.

Media ContactTim Doty


Astronauts need a fridge. Engineers are building one that works in zero gravity – and upside down.

A team of engineers from Purdue, Air Squared Inc. and Whirlpool Corporation is working on building a refrigerator for zero gravity that operates in different orientations and just as well as the one in your kitchen, giving astronauts access to longer-lasting and more nutritious food.

Media Contact: Kayla Wiles


‘Undruggable’ cancer protein becomes druggable, thanks to shrub

An undistinguished-looking shrub may hold the key to helping treat breast, pancreatic, liver, lung cancer and others, Purdue scientists find.

Media Contact: Brittany Steff


New online professional master’s from Purdue can boost careers in information security and cybersecurity

A new online professional master’s degree in information security from Purdue is designed for early and mid-career computing professionals who want to enhance their skills, expand their educational credentials and advance their careers in organizations large or small.

Media Contact: Greg Kline


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