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‘What IF We Could Immerse Ourselves in Future Tech?’

September 18, 2019

“What IF We Could Immerse Ourselves in Future Tech?” is part of the Purdue 2050: Conference on the Future, which will address this challenge and conferees will experience the technology of tomorrow as a part of the university's Ideas Festival, the centerpiece of its Giant Leaps Sesquicentennial Campaign. The campaign is a series of events that connect world-renowned speakers and Purdue expertise in a conversation on the most critical problems facing the world. This conference addresses three of the Ideas Festival’s themes: a sustainable economy and planet; health and longevity; and artificial intelligence.

‘What IF We Could Immerse Ourselves in Future Tech?’

‘Poor man’s qubit’ can solve quantum problems without going quantum

September 18, 2019

For the first time, researchers have demonstrated a way to build a probabilistic computer.

‘Poor man’s qubit’ can solve quantum problems without going quantum

It's time to celebrate this great advance made in tuberculosis treatment

September 18, 2019

On Aug. 14, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new drug, pretomanid, to fight tuberculosis (TB). Pretomanid was developed by The Global Alliance for TB Drug Development (TB Alliance), a non-profit organization dedicated to developing and delivering new tuberculosis drugs. This follows the 2012 approval of another TB drug called bedaquiline, the first new medicine to fight TB in more than 40 years. TB — caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) — affects the lungs (mainly) as well as other organs/tissues (such as the spine) and is one of the most deadly diseases.

It's time to celebrate this great advance made in tuberculosis treatment

EPA Awards $6 Million to Research Potential Environmental Impacts of PFAS Substances in Waste Streams

September 18, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced approximately $6 million to fund research by eight organizations to expand the understanding of the environmental risks posed by per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in waste streams and identify practical approaches to manage the potential impacts as PFAS enters the environment.

EPA Awards $6 Million to Research Potential Environmental Impacts of PFAS Substances in Waste Streams

Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship program seeking spring semester proposals

September 17, 2019

Proposals are now being accepted from Purdue faculty on the West Lafayette campus for Discovery Park’s Undergraduate Research Internship (DURI) program. DURI supports faculty-led teams of undergraduates to investigate problems in the strategic areas of global security, global health and global sustainability.

Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship program seeking spring semester proposals

A case for personalized medicine in the search for answers about cancer

September 17, 2019

Every three minutes, two people in the U.S. die from cancer. Some of the deaths related to the disease arise from the fact that the same drug that helps one person can be detrimental to another with the same type of cancer. Bioinformatics scientists seek to understand basic and applied research questions about the development of cancer and predict which people will respond well to which treatments.

A case for personalized medicine in the search for answers about cancer

Sticker makes nanoscale light manipulation easier to manufacture

September 17, 2019

uman pathogens, such as HIV and viruses causing respiratory tract infection, have molecular fingerprints that are difficult to distinguish. To better detect these pathogens, sensors in diagnostic tools need to manipulate light on a nanoscale. But there isn’t a good way to manufacture these light manipulation devices without damaging the sensors. Purdue University engineers have a solution: Stickers.

Sticker makes nanoscale light manipulation easier to manufacture

Rare metallic asteroids might have erupted molten iron

September 16, 2019

The metallic asteroid Psyche has mystified scientists because it is less dense than it should be, given its iron-nickel composition. Now, a new theory could explain Psyche’s low density and metallic surface.

Rare metallic asteroids might have erupted molten iron

Meet the Purdue professor revolutionizing outer space agriculture

September 16, 2019

When you think about what astronauts eat while in space, what comes to mind?

Meet the Purdue professor revolutionizing outer space agriculture

Research suggests new approach for treating inflammation

September 13, 2019

Researchers have discovered a mechanism that might alleviate inflammation by suppressing the migration of a type of white blood cells called neutrophils.

Research suggests new approach for treating inflammation

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