Researchers at Purdue find that lacrosse helmet models fail safety standards. Two lacrosse helmets are decertified by a safety organization, as reported in the New York Times, raising concerns about the sport.
A neurotoxin called acrolein found in tobacco smoke that is thought to increase pain in people with spinal cord injury has now been shown to accumulate in mice exposed to the equivalent of 12 cigarettes daily over a short time period.
Jessica E. Huber, a professor in Purdue University's Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, is the 2014 recipient of the Outstanding Commercialization Award for Purdue University Faculty.
The award is given annually to a faculty member in recognition of outstanding contributions to, and success with, commercializing Purdue research discoveries.
Purdue Research Foundation honored 15 Weldon School faculty members members at its tenth annual Inventors Recognition Reception in the Herman and Heddy Kurz Purdue Technology Center at Purdue Research Park.
A Purdue University researcher's new book explores the spectrum of imaging techniques used for noninvasive visualization of the morphology and mechanics of the large and small--from organs to individual macromolecules.
Officials at a life sciences startup based on a Purdue University innovation say their company could help cardiologists improve the diagnosis of heart disease, which the World Health Organization listed as the leading cause of death in the world in 2012.
Researchers are exploring the usefulness of ultrasound imaging to study dangerous abdominal aortic aneurysms, a bulging of the aorta that is usually fatal when it ruptures and for which there is no effective medical treatment.
A new technique makes it possible to quickly detect the presence of drugs or to monitor certain medical conditions using only a single drop of blood or urine, representing a potential tool for clinicians and law enforcement.