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Move over, Mario: Purdue researchers use Wii games to help Parkinson’s patients

A pair of Purdue University professors are using the popular Nintendo Wii gaming system to help people with Parkinson’s disease. Jessica Huber and Jeff Haddad from the College of Health and Human Sciences are studying how playing specially created games can improve a patient’s movement, speech and overall quality of life.


Andy TaoNew kinase detection method helps identify targets for developing cancer drugs

Purdue University researchers have developed a high-throughput method for matching kinases to the proteins they phosphorylate, speeding the ability to identify multiple potential cancer drug targets.


Research seeks to improve electrical system against weather outages

Determining how to improve the resilience of power grid structures in the face of outages from severe weather events is the focus of a multidisciplinary study by Purdue professors.


Breakthrough soybean research by Purdue and Dow AgroSciences could save farmers millions

Through a collaborative project, Purdue University and Dow AgroSciences researchers have discovered a novel soybean gene that provides resistance to a devastating and costly fungal disease.


Nithin lyohubKey process to be modernized in production of lifesaving drugs, food preservation

A consortium of experts is working to modernize a process that is used in making a wide range of products, from freeze-dried space foods to lifesaving wonder drugs.


Lelievre cancerPurdue researchers create device to identify risks for breast cancer

Researchers at Purdue University are creating a device that they hope will help identify risk factors that cause breast cancer.


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