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Pol batteriesOffice of Naval Research invests in Purdue battery safety technology

Fundamental Purdue University research on making batteries safer has been targeted by the U.S. Office of Naval Research for translation into prototypes of larger batteries used in technologies such as submarines and naval missile systems.


Joseph OgasPlants have unique lock to control expression of genes, study finds

Purdue University scientists have discovered evidence that the repressive structures that plants use to keep genes turned off is built with a potential self-destruct switch. The findings offer insight into ways to control gene expression to alter plants’ characteristics.


Gaskill ticklePurdue research promotes benefits of 'tickling' rats

Parents often use tickling as a playful way to lighten a child’s mood. In Brianna Gaskill’s Purdue University lab, scientists do the same thing, only with rats.


Lens sensorTechnology enables soft contact lenses to monitor glucose, medical conditions and deliver medications

Purdue University researchers have developed soft contact lenses that not only correct vision but also can monitor glucose and medical conditions and be used for ocular pain relief or drug delivery.


New drug technology may improve treatment options for aggressive types of breast cancer

Purdue University researchers have developed a new technology that may change how one of the most aggressive types of breast cancer is treated.


Csathy labInteraction of paired and lined-up electrons can be manipulated in semiconductors

The way that electrons paired as composite particles or arranged in lines interact with each other within a semiconductor provides new design opportunities for electronics, according to recent findings in Nature Communications.


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