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Structures of spherical viruses aren’t as perfect as we thought

October 23, 2018

Determining the structure of a virus is an important step in understanding and treating viral disease. For decades, structural biologists have been using cryo-electron microscopy to create increasingly accurate pictures of biomolecules, but one of the assumptions they’ve been relying on could be wrong.

Structures of spherical viruses aren’t as perfect as we thought

Structures of spherical viruses aren’t as perfect as we thought

October 22, 2018

Determining the structure of a virus is an important step in understanding and treating viral disease. Flaviviruses, such as dengue and Zika, were assumed to be symmetrical icosahedrons. But these icosahedral viruses might not be perfectly symmetrical after all, according to a new study.

Structures of spherical viruses aren’t as perfect as we thought

Structures of spherical viruses aren’t as perfect as we thought

October 22, 2018

Determining the structure of a virus is an important step in understanding and treating viral disease. For decades, structural biologists have been using cryo-electron microscopy to create increasingly accurate pictures of biomolecules, but one of the assumptions they’ve been relying on could be wrong.

Structures of spherical viruses aren’t as perfect as we thought

International companies take notice of Purdue startups: nine now acquired for strength of technology, business potential

October 22, 2018

When Endocyte inked a $2.1 billion acquisition deal Thursday (Oct. 18) to be purchased by Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis AG, it became the ninth Purdue University startup to be bought by a major national or international company. Many other Purdue startups have had license and sublicense agreements with established corporations.

International companies take notice of Purdue startups: nine now acquired for strength of technology, business potential

Faster, liquid biopsies could replace invasive, tissue cancer detections

October 19, 2018

Purdue startup introduces new, less invasive technology for early detection of diseases using liquid biopsies shown to reduce anxiety, enable faster detection and treatment.

Faster, liquid biopsies could replace invasive, tissue cancer detections

Drug Discovery 5th Annual Symposium Recap

October 18, 2018

Our 5th Annual Symposium was part of the What If? Health and Longevity events for the 150 years of Giant Leaps celebration.

Drug Discovery 5th Annual Symposium Recap

Novartis plunks down $2.1billion for Endocyte

October 18, 2018

Shares of Indiana-based Endocyte have shot up more than 50 percent in pre-market trading after Swiss pharma giant Novartis announced it was acquiring the company for $2.1 billion in cash. The deal will allow the company to expand its radiopharmaceuticals business.

Novartis plunks down $2.1billion for Endocyte

Novartis purchases Endocyte for $2.1 billion

October 18, 2018

Novartis on Thursday said it would pay $2.1 billion for Endocyte Inc., a U.S. company developing a new treatment for prostate cancer, the Swiss pharmaceutical giant’s latest move to double down on high-value prescription drugs.

Novartis purchases Endocyte for $2.1 billion

Innovative learning community debuts in Hillenbrand Hall

October 18, 2018

In order to address the worldwide need for data scientists, University Residences’ Residential Academic Initiatives has partnered with Dr. Mark Daniel Ward, professor of statistics, to create a new learning community. Known as The Data Mine, this learning community combines living, learning and research components to introduce students to data science concepts and equip them with the tools to create solutions for real-world problems. Members of The Data Mine will be part of a team, living, studying and ultimately, performing data-driven research together.

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New material, manufacturing process use sun's heat for cheaper renewable electricity

October 18, 2018

A Purdue University-led team developed a new material and manufacturing process that would make one way to use solar power – as heat energy – more efficient in generating electricity. The innovation is an important step for putting solar heat-to-electricity generation in direct cost competition with fossil fuels, which generate more than 60 percent of electricity in the U.S.

New material, manufacturing process use sun's heat for cheaper renewable electricity

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