Purdue Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering researchers developed an airborne disinfection method – using edible food-coloring dyes – to apply to the entire body and rooms for sterilization and lowering the risk of infection.
The Purdue team, including Dr. Riyi Shi and innovators from several disciplines across the university, received a $1.3 million grant from the Department of Defense for their work developing biomarkers and identifying new targets for phagocytic function of microglial cells, immune cells in the brain, in the context of brain injury-related Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia.
Science Journal for Kids published research by Dr. Jacqueline Linnes and her research team about a small device she developed to rapidly detect the HIV virus from blood. The journal publishes cutting-edge, peer-reviewed science research adapted for young students and their teachers.
A Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering alumna received a grant offer from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for 2020-21. Madeleine Henderson is one of three engineering awardees among nine Purdue University students and alumni to receive offers this year.