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November 23, 2015

New pain mechanisms revealed for neurotoxin in spinal cord injury

A toxin released by the body in response to spinal cord injuries increases pain by causing a proliferation of channels containing pain sensors, new research shows, and this hypersensitivity also extends to peripheral nerves in the limbs far from the injury site.
November 20, 2015

Wireless sensor enables study of traumatic brain injury

A new system that uses a wireless implant has been shown to record for the first time how brain tissue deforms when subjected to the kind of shock that causes blast-induced trauma commonly seen in combat veterans.
November 12, 2015

Professor Boudouris Receives NSF CAREER Award

Assistant Professor Bryan Boudouris received the prestigious NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation for his project titled "Advanced Molecular Architectures for Electronically-Active Radical Polymers."
November 12, 2015

Transformation needed in thermal management research

Researchers are recommending changes in how to study rapidly changing temperatures in complex systems such as aircraft and power plants, a transformation that could bring advances for applications ranging from fighter jets to energy production.
November 11, 2015

CoE brain injury research spurring ongoing national dialogue

Eric Nauman, professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Engineering Honors Program, and HIRRT, the Human Injury Research & Regenerative Technologies Lab at Purdue, has been quoted recently in articles in Time magazine and ESPNW online, on his lab’s research showing the need for hit counts in football and the strong similarity between the damaging force of football hits to the brain and hits taken by soccer players who head the ball.
November 4, 2015

McMillan receives inaugural Haas fellowship

Sara McMillan, assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering, has been named to receive the first Violet B. Haas Fellowship. The fellowship provides McMillan with $5,000 to support her research on green infrastructure in urban watersheds.
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