Researchers have taken an important step toward deciphering the brain's complex neuroelectric communication system that could underlie sleep disorders and conditions such as Alzheimer's, epilepsy and schizophrenia.
Representatives from the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and the College of Veterinary Medicine will be at the West Lafayette Farmer's Market in Cumberland Park throughout the summer to showcase how basic science and engineering concepts are used to address problems in human and animal health.
Purdue University is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Jackie Linnes, an assistant professor in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, will pursue an innovative global health research project aimed at developing a low-cost technology similar to a pregnancy test for detecting HIV infection.
A gift from Mary Louise Miller, wife of the late engineer and entrepreneur Dr. Dane Miller, will name the headship of Purdue’s Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering as part of Ever True: The Campaign for Purdue University.
Craig Goergen, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, Meng Deng, assistant professor of biomedical, agricultural and biological engineering, and Ramses Martinez, assistant professor of biomedical and industrial engineering have been selected as recipients of the 2016-2017 Teaching for Tomorrow Award.
Technology developed at Purdue University is expected to soon change the lives of amputees with bionic limbs. These robotic prosthetics have traditionally been controlled by electrodes that sit on the skin to record signals from the muscle. Purdue researchers have developed tiny electrodes that, instead, are buried inside the muscle. It's a development a Chicago-based startup describes as "game-changing" for bionic limbs.