March 5, 2014
Researchers have discovered a link between prostate cancer aggressiveness and the accumulation of a compound produced when cholesterol is metabolized in cells, findings that could bring new diagnostic and treatment methods.
February 13, 2014
Pu Wang, a graduate student at the Weldon School, led the Vibronix team to a strong second-place finish in the Gold Division at the Burton Morgan Business Plan Competition. Vibronix received $15,000, plus $3,000 worth of in-kind services from Ice Miller and a one-year membership in The Anvil co-working space.
February 4, 2014
Purdue Research Foundation and Cook Medical officials announced plans to establish a $12 million evergreen investment fund to support Purdue-based life sciences companies. "Converting Purdue innovation into new products, companies and jobs is perhaps the most valuable way for our university to live up to its land-grant heritage and contribute to the progress of our state," said Mitch Daniels, president of Purdue University. "This fund will help a new and larger generation of Purdue innovators move their technologies to the public."
February 4, 2014
A new International Brain Mechanics and Trauma Lab (IBMTL) has been established as part of an international initiative to study brain cell and tissue mechanics and their relation with brain functions, disease, and trauma. The team comprises Riyi Shi, Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Weldon School, and colleagues from Oxford University, the Technical University of Madrid, and the University of California.
January 30, 2014
As part of an ongoing strategy to foster entrepreneurism, Purdue innovators now have access to a Purdue Startup Guide that provides information on how to protect and commercialize an invention.
January 16, 2014
Supporting a transformational change in the way universities approach fundamental research, several Purdue University faculty are spearheading a program to incorporate commercialization goals as a valuable enhancement of basic research and to foster increased entrepreneurialism at Purdue.
January 15, 2014
David Dries, MD, a Purdue alumnus and good friend of the Weldon School, has received the highest honor bestowed by the world’s leading organization of critical care physicians. Dr. Dries was designated a Master of Critical Care Medicine (MCCM) by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). The designation was conferred at the SCCM 43rd Critical Care Congress in San Francisco on Jan. 11. Since its founding in 1970, the Society has conferred the designation of Master on only 53 individuals.
December 17, 2013
Researchers working to advance imaging useful to medicine and security are capitalizing on the same phenomenon behind the lingering "ghost" image that appeared on old television screens.
December 12, 2013
Michael Ladisch, Distinguished Professor in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering and director of Purdue's Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering (LORRE) has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.