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September 1, 2015
Jenna Rickus, professor of agricultural and biological engineering and biomedical engineering, and Sherry Harbin, professor of biomedical engineering, received $43,629 from the Trask Innovation Fund for their project "Biosilica-islets 2.0: Biosilification of therapeutic stem cells to treat type I diabetes." The technology could enable cell transplants as a treatment for patients affected by Type 1 diabetes.
August 31, 2015
Researchers have developed a procedure to mimic in laboratory experiments a form of brain trauma commonly seen in combat veterans, and findings suggest a new diagnostic tool for early detection and a potential treatment.
Evan Phillips and Vickie Maris
August 26, 2015
As part of their graduate training, second year BME and IBSc Ph.D. students are given the opportunity to present their research in the format of BME Summer Seminar. The student giving the most outstanding presentation of the summer - as determined by evaluation forms submitted by Weldon faculty, staff, graduate students, and others in attendance - is presented with the Fearnot-Laufman-Greatbatch Award. The award includes an individual plaque, the name placed on a permanent plaque displayed in the MJIS building, and a monetary award.
August 21, 2015
Purdue University graduate students interested in entrepreneurship can now enroll in the Entrepreneurial Graduate Track program to learn about what is needed to move innovations to the market.
August 20, 2015
New research into the effects of repeated head impacts on high school football players has shown changes in brain chemistry and metabolism even in players who have not been diagnosed with concussions and suggest the brain may not fully heal during the offseason.
July 24, 2015
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that technology discovered at Purdue University that could help government agencies and the food industry detect salmonella more quickly has won the grand prize in the 2014 FDA Food Safety Challenge.
June 24, 2015
A team of researchers has created a new implantable drug-delivery system using nanowires that can be wirelessly controlled.
June 17, 2015
Purdue University is ranked 16th in the world among universities granted U.S. utility patents in 2014, according to a new report released by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO).
June 15, 2015
A Weldon School team has won first place in a contest to design pioneering biomedical tools, taking home a prize of $10,000. Awards for VentureWell's BMEidea competition were issued on June 9 during the Medical Design & Manufacturing Medical Device Trade Show & Competition in New York City. The Purdue team developed MarginPAT, an imaging tool for use in breast cancer surgery that enables surgeons to see clearly defined margins around tumors.
June 12, 2015
A life sciences startup that licenses Purdue University intellectual property has received federal funding to validate new technology that could be used to diagnose prostate cancer.
Jacqueline Linnes
June 10, 2015
Professor Jacqueline Linnes' proposal entitled "Ultra-low-cost paperfluidics as a rapid molecular diagnostic platform to detect B. pertussis" was selected for funding by the Purdue Research Foundation's summer faculty grant program.