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October 12, 2021

Purdue team, including Dadarlat, is part of NSF $15M AI award

Purdue researchers, including BME’s Maria Dadarlat, were selected as part of the newly created $15 million NSF HDR Institute of Accelerated AI Algorithms for Data-Driven Discovery (A3D3). The project will incorporate AI algorithms with new processors such that they can analyze unprecedented data sets.
October 6, 2021

Umulis and team cracking the code of cellular defense via EMBRIO Institute

Imagine the day when any tissue or organ can be repaired or the replacements personalized to the patient. That’s one of the goals of work being done by BME’s David Umulis and a team of scientists at the Emergent Mechanisms in Biology of Robustness, Integration and Organization (EMBRIO) Institute. They’re using artificial intelligence in biology to see how cells defend themselves and/or repair their damage.
October 6, 2021

NIH award for Fang Huang supports fostering new insights into a range of biological processes

Far-field fluorescence microscopy is a powerful tool in biological research due to its live cell compatibility and molecular specificity. A major hurdle over the last ~100 years has been the limited resolution due to the diffraction of light. But thanks to a federal grant, one Purdue researcher hopes to break down the barriers which will allow direct visualization of cellular dynamics and nanoscale architectures in live cells and tissue sections.
September 30, 2021

Weldon School professor and researcher receives 2021 DARPA Young Faculty Award

Deva Chan, assistant professor of Biomedical Engineering, has been awarded a 2021 Young Faculty Award (YFA) by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Chan’s collaborators on this Award include Douglas Brubaker, also faculty in Biomedical Engineering, and Timothy Lescun, a professor and large animal surgeon in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
September 30, 2021

Scientists reverse pancreatic cancer progression in "time machine" made of human cells

What makes pancreatic cancer so deadly is its covert and quick spread. Now, a “time machine” built by Purdue University engineers has shown a way to reverse the course of cancer before it spreads throughout the pancreas.

“These findings open up the possibility of designing a new gene therapy or drug because now we can convert cancerous cells back into their normal state,” said Bumsoo Han, a Purdue professor of mechanical engineering and program leader of the Purdue Center for Cancer Research. Han has a courtesy appointment in biomedical engineering.
September 20, 2021

Tackling cognitive decline at the cellular level

Cognitive decline is a major and growing public health issue. BME’s Anne Sereno is researching how a working memory for a particular sensory input or object — like the shape of a car, or its location in a parking lot — is encoded and represented in the brain.
September 20, 2021

Assistive technology: Enabling the disabled

Approximately 20 percent of the U.S. population has some type of disability — comprising the largest minority in the nation, spanning all races and ethnicities, socioeconomic groups, and genders. Yet each of these individuals can contribute to society if given the right tools, training and opportunities. That’s where assistive technology, or AT, comes in, says Purdue IE’s Brad Duerstock.
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