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

June 20, 2018

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.

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

June 19, 2018

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

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Team to study new gene associated with Parkinson’s disease

June 18, 2018

A multidisciplinary team of researchers at Purdue University and the University of Bordeaux in France has received a grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease to study a new gene associated with Parkinson’s disease, which was linked to the disease using novel big data methodologies.

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Purdue Foundry Investment Fund backs 3 emerging life science startups

June 18, 2018

Purdue Research Foundation’s Foundry Investment Fund (FIF) has recently invested a total of $750,000 in three emerging life science startups as partial matches to investments being made in them by institutional and other investors.

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Discovery Park's chief scientist addresses congressional committee in Peru

June 18, 2018

Discovery Park's tagline, "Where disciplines converge to solve global challenges," gains real-world application through international partnerships. Tomás Díaz de la Rubia, Discovery Park's chief scientist and executive director, spoke Tuesday (June 12) to members of Peru's Congress as part of one such partnership -- presenting the mission of Discovery Park and an overview of the Arequipa NEXUS Institute for food, energy, water and the environment.

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Discovery Park's chief scientist addresses congressional committee in Peru

June 18, 2018

Discovery Park's tagline, "Where disciplines converge to solve global challenges," gains real-world application through international partnerships. Tomás Díaz de la Rubia, Discovery Park's chief scientist and executive director, spoke Tuesday (June 12) to members of Peru's Congress as part of one such partnership -- presenting the mission of Discovery Park and an overview of the Arequipa NEXUS Institute for food, energy, water and the environment.

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New compound shown to be as effective as FDA-approved drugs against life-threatening infections; tests indicate it is less susceptible to resistance

June 15, 2018

researchers have identified a new compound that in preliminary testing has shown itself to be as effective as antibiotics approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat life-threatening infections while also appearing to be less susceptible to bacterial resistance.

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New compound shown to be as effective as FDA-approved drugs against life-threatening infections; tests indicate it is less susceptible to resistance

June 15, 2018

“This is very exciting,” said Herman Sintim, drug discovery professor in Purdue’s Department of Chemistry. “We are not the first to report of a new molecular entity that killed these drug-resistant pathogens. But what is unique about the compound that we found is that when we tried to generate resistance in the lab, we couldn't.”

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C4E faculty Laura Bowling discusses how climate shifts could hurt Indiana Corn

June 15, 2018

Purdue Center for the Environment faculty, Laura Bowling discusses how climate shifts could hurt Indiana corn in a segment on listener supported radio station, WMOT Roots Radio. Listen to a radio version of this story "A new study predicts the U.S. could lose nearly half of its corn by the end of the century due to climate. That could have detrimental effects in Indiana, the country’s fifth largest corn-producing state. Corn production in Indiana has been increasing for decades, largely because of advances in genetics. Still, Indiana stands to lose up to 30 percent of its corn yield by the 22nd century. That’s according to Laura Bowling, a professor in Purdue University’s agronomy department."

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Medical imaging technology detects vascular disorders, injuries in brain without invasive contrast agents

June 14, 2018

Purdue University researchers have developed an analytical imaging technology based on functional MRI for detecting and monitoring cerebral vascular disorders and injuries that does not require the use of contrast agents. The new imaging method focuses on tracking an intrinsic blood-related MRI signal, which has been shown to travel with the blood. The signal is used as a natural biomarker to assess blood flow in a patient. Congratulations to PIIN Member Yunjie Tong on this outstanding achievement!

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