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Natural Carbon Sink

Major Natural Carbon Sink May Soon Become a Carbon Source

Until humans can find a way to geoengineer ourselves out of the climate disaster we’ve created, we must rely on natural carbon sinks, such...
Legionnaires' disease

Discovery Suggests New Route to Fight Infection, Disease

New research reveals how a single protein interferes with the immune system when exposed to the bacterium that causes Legionnaires' disease, findings that could...
Diabetic ulcersvideo

Ulcers from Diabetes? New Shoe Insole Could Provide Healing On-The-Go

Diabetes can lead to ulcers that patients don’t even feel or notice until the sight of blood. And because ulcers can’t heal on their...
silicon nanoneedle patches

New Flexible, Transparent, Wearable Bio-Patch, Improves Cellular Observation, Drug Delivery

Purdue University researchers have developed a new flexible and translucent base for silicon nanoneedle patches to deliver exact doses of biomolecules directly into cells and...
smart drainage device

Purdue’s Giant Leap Toward Personalized Medicine Helps Eyes Drain Themselves for...

Purdue University researchers have invented a new smart drainage device to help patients with glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness in the world, as they...
hypoglycemia

Purdue Technology Opens the Door for Improved Rescue Kits for People...

Being with someone who has diabetes and needs immediate care to avoid a coma can be a frightening situation. Even worse, current products and...
Pancreatic Cancer

Research on Clots Could Make Pancreatic Cancer More Treatable

You’re experiencing jaundice, abdominal pain or constipation. And by then, you may be too late. Pancreatic cancer symptoms often arrive after the cancer has already spread,...
innovative handheld sensorvideo

Agricultural Intelligence: Sensor Gives Farmers More Accurate Read on Plant Health,...

A Purdue University professor has built an innovative handheld sensor that gives plant scientists and farmers a more precise way of measuring the health of crops...
Underground Crater

Underground Crater Reveals How Broken Rocks Can Flow like Liquid

Sixty-six million years ago, an asteroid the size of a small city smashed into the earth. This impact, the one that would lead to...
pancreatic cancer

Research on Clots Could Make Pancreatic Cancer More Treatable

You’re experiencing jaundice, abdominal pain or constipation. And by then, you may be too late. Pancreatic cancer symptoms often arrive after the cancer has already spread,...
digestive disordersvideo

MRI Tool Watches How Electrical Stimulation Could Cure Digestive Disorders

More than 60 million people in the U.S. suffer from disorders in the gastrointestinal tract that could be cured by electrical stimulation, but scientists don't fully...
on-chip terahertz sources

Light-Bending Tech Shrinks Kilometers-Long Radiation System to Millimeter Scale

The DESY accelerator facility in Hamburg, Germany, goes on for miles to host a particle making kilometer-long laps at almost the speed of light. Now researchers...
flavivirus

Structures of Spherical Viruses Aren’t as Perfect as We Thought

Determining the structure of a virus is an important step in understanding and treating viral disease. For decades, structural biologists have been using cryo-electron...
cheaper renewable electricityvideo

New Material, Manufacturing Process Use Sun’s Heat for Cheaper Renewable Electricity

Solar power accounts for less than 2 percent of U.S. electricity but could make up more than that if the cost of electricity generation and energy...
wearable electronic devicesvideo

Simple Stickers May Save Lives of Heart Patients, Athletes and Lower...

Heart surgery can be traumatic for patients. Having to continuously monitor your status without a doctor when you are back home can be even...
thalidomide

Purdue Drug Discovery Aims to Find Better Drug ‘Fits,’ Avoid Medication...

When a medication doesn’t “fit” the body quite right, the results can be devastating. Such is the case for thalidomide, which was prescribed in...
quantum communication

Toward Unhackable Communication: Single Particles of Light Could Bring the ‘Quantum...

Hacker attacks on everything from social media accounts to government files could be largely prevented by the advent of quantum communication, which would use...
MRSA infections

Researchers Hope Deadly MRSA Superbugs Take the Bait

Purdue University researchers are testing whether a light-active version of heme, the molecule responsible for transporting oxygen in blood circulation, may help people infected with...
Internet of Thingsvideo

Tech to Prepare Manufacturers, Workers for the ‘Factory of the Future’

Today's manufacturers struggle to keep pace with rapid changes in technology because of the inability to adapt and the new skills required of their...
Quantum Computers

Quantum Computers Tackle Big Data with Machine Learning

Every two seconds, sensors measuring the United States’ electrical grid collect 3 petabytes of data – the equivalent of 3 million gigabytes. Data analysis...