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September 13, 2019

Inaugural Wheel Rise Event Set for Saturday

Weeks of planning, tireless dedication and inspired collaboration between Purdue Athletics and the College of Engineering will come to fruition this Saturday for the Wheel Rise Event in Holloway Gymnasium. This inaugural event, organized to promote and raise awareness for Paralympic sports, will take place from 2-5 p.m. prior to the football game against TCU at 7:30 p.m. Leony Boudreau, a junior at the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and member of the Purdue women's basketball team, has been spearheading the effort.
September 12, 2019

Kim helps lay foundation for emerging mHealth technology in Africa

Young Kim, associate professor with the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University, is helping to lay the groundwork for emerging global mobile health (mHealth) technologies. mHealth includes the use of mobile and wireless devices (cellphones, tablets, etc.) to improve point-of-care diagnosis, health outcomes, health care services and health research.
September 9, 2019

Graduate students receive NSF fellowships for international research

Hannah Cebull and Sarah Libring, graduate students at the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University, have received NSF Institute of International Education-Graduate International Research Experiences (IIE-GIRE) Scholarships. IIE-GIRE is a fellowship program that offers funding to doctoral engineering students to conduct innovative research abroad for three to five months and to expand ties between Purdue and the host institution. Cebull and Libring will conduct their fellowship research during the spring 2020 semester.
September 6, 2019

Electronic glove offers ‘humanlike’ features for prosthetic hand users

People with hand amputations experience difficult daily life challenges, often leading to lifelong use of a prosthetic hands and services. An electronic glove, or e-glove, developed by Purdue University researchers can be worn over a prosthetic hand to provide humanlike softness, warmth, appearance and sensory perception, such as the ability to sense pressure, temperature and hydration.
September 5, 2019

Soldiers, athletes could have improved outcomes from traumatic brain injury through faster diagnosis using urine analysis

A traumatic brain injury is often easily suspected and can be confirmed and treated if necessary following an injury using a blood analysis, but scientists are reporting that even one mild blast to the brain can cause very subtle but permanent damage as well. Urine analysis taken within one week of a mild to traumatic brain injury also can provide faster diagnosis and treatment for such injuries.
September 4, 2019

Neuroscience institute announces investment in grand-challenge research

The Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience (PIIN) is investing resources to support new interdisciplinary research teams through its new program, Grand Challenges in Neuroscience. Six to 10 project teams will receive funding for a one-year project period, with the potential for additional funding upon completion of agreed-upon milestones.
August 29, 2019

Hannemann is selected as a Purdue Special Boilermaker

Robert “Bob” Hannemann, a visiting professor of biomedical and chemical engineering and psychological sciences at Purdue University, received the Special Boilermaker Award from the Purdue Alumni Association in a surprise ceremony on Aug. 23 at the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. The award recognizes and honors special people in the Purdue community who have contributed significantly to the improvement of the quality of life and the betterment of the educational experience for a substantial number of students.
August 27, 2019

Sticker makes nanoscale light manipulation easier to manufacture

Human pathogens, such as HIV and viruses causing respiratory tract infection, have molecular fingerprints that are difficult to distinguish. To better detect these pathogens, sensors in diagnostic tools need to manipulate light on a nanoscale. But there isn’t a good way to manufacture these light manipulation devices without damaging the sensors. Purdue University engineers have a solution: Stickers.
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