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cancer imagingInfrared chemical imaging technology promises new precision cancer diagnosis

More than 174,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, according to the American Cancer Society, putting it behind only skin cancer as the most common cancer among American men.


medical roboticsAching backs could get relief from technology to improve back surgery outcomes, reduce pain, advance skills of surgeons

The majority of adults in the United States experience lower back pain at some point in their life. Thousands undergo surgery to help fix their backs – but the procedures can be expensive and not always effective because the spinal area is small, is intricate and presents space challenges for surgeons.


kina amlNew technology targets cancer, other diseases, and hidden elements that allow those diseases to thrive

A Purdue University-affiliated startup has created a platform aimed at treating relapse patients for cancers and other diseases by taking a holistic approach of not only seeking to impede the main cause but also to stop other elements that help that disease thrive.


smart platformSocial media, interactive AI tool can assist in saving lives during disasters, emergencies

A platform to turn the growing sea of social media data into usable and lifesaving information in real time is advancing as more first responders and public safety agencies across the United States engage with the growing Social Media Analytics and Reporting Toolkit.


x-blockchainNovel X-Blockchain technology can help users share shopping, airline, other rewards

Facebook’s announcement to get into the banking business is putting a new spotlight on blockchain technology. Facebook plans to launch a blockchain-based financial network using Libra, which is being touted as Facebook’s digital currency.


lavatube-modelCould humans live in lava tubes on the moon?

In 2017, Purdue University researchers helped discover a lava tube on the moon that could protect astronauts from hazardous conditions on the surface. Now, 3D image reconstructions of lava tubes on Earth could help assess if they are stable enough to build human habitats.


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