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January 9, 2019

Acid reflux could cause death during epileptic seizures, study finds

Pedro Irazoqui had just enjoyed a huge lobster dinner. Then he woke up that night finding he couldn't breathe. Terrified, Irazoqui sat up and tried to relax. Air suddenly returned to his lungs like nothing had happened. After grabbing his phone and Googling like crazy, Irazoqui, a professor at Purdue University, discovered that what he had experienced was acid reaching his larynx, causing it to contract and cut off air flow.
January 8, 2019

Senior Design teams present innovative, award-winning solutions to healthcare needs

Four senior design teams were recognized for outstanding achievement at the annual Purdue University Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering Senior Design Projects Presentations and Demonstrations. On Dec. 13, 18 teams presented innovative engineering solutions to address various real patient, clinical, and healthcare needs to an audience that included the teams’ industry and clinical partners, the Purdue community, and the public.
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