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ltrapotent compound may help treat C. diff, reduce recurrence

September 25, 2020

Clostridioides difficile, or C. diff, is the leading cause of health care-associated infection in the U.S. Only two antibiotics, vancomycin and fidaxomicin, are FDA-approved for the treatment of C. diff, but even these therapies suffer from high treatment failure and recurrence. Now, Purdue University innovators have advanced novel compounds that they developed to help treat patients with C. diff, one of only four bacteria considered an urgent threat by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Their work is published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.

ltrapotent compound may help treat C. diff, reduce recurrence

Novosteo sees growth as it develops injectable drug to heal broken bones

September 24, 2020

A Purdue University-affiliated startup known for its novel injectable drug to heal broken bones is growing and adding additional scientists to its team. One of those scientists is using his recovery experience from being hit by a moving truck to help other patients. Novosteo Inc. was co-founded by father-son team Philip S. Low, the Presidential Scholar for Drug Discovery and the Ralph C. Corley Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, and Stewart A. Low, the company’s chief scientific officer and visiting scholar in Purdue’s Department of Chemistry.

Novosteo sees growth as it develops injectable drug to heal broken bones

Wildfires can leave toxic drinking water behind – here’s how to protect the public

September 21, 2020

Less than halfway through the 2020 wildfire season, fires are burning large swaths of the western U.S. As in previous years, these disasters have entered populated areas, damaging drinking water networks. Water systems have lost pressure, potentially sucking in pollutants, and several utilities are warning of possible and confirmed chemical contamination.

Wildfires can leave toxic drinking water behind – here’s how to protect the public

Quantum model unlocks new approach to single-photon detection

September 21, 2020

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Quantum model unlocks new approach to single-photon detection

Quantum model unlocks new approach to single-photon detection

September 21, 2020

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — To become more pervasive in daily life, quantum technology needs to better detect single particles of light, called photons, carrying quantum information. The problem is that each photon is a very weak signal, making it difficult for measurement devices to efficiently detect them. Purdue University engineers have proposed a new quantum resource that could help design the next generation of single-photon detectors. The type of quantum resource that the researchers discovered is called a “giant susceptibility,” which is a violent response of a system to a tiny perturbation. This response is necessary for converting a weak signal in the quantum domain to an amplified strong signal like those used by cell phones and other classical technology.

Quantum model unlocks new approach to single-photon detection

Annual CERIAS Security Seminar September 29-30

September 16, 2020

The 21st annual CERIAS Security Symposium will bring together experts and practitioners from all areas of cyber and cyber-physical systems with interests in security, privacy, resiliency, autonomy, trusted electronics, and explainable AI.

Annual CERIAS Security Seminar September 29-30

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Announces 2020 Moore Inventor Fellows

September 16, 2020

Today, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced the 2020 cohort of Moore Inventor Fellows. The fellowship supports scientist-inventors who create new tools and technologies with a high potential to accelerate progress in the foundation’s areas of interest: scientific discovery, environmental conservation and patient care.

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Announces 2020 Moore Inventor Fellows

Fall allergies can trigger horse asthma, affect performance

September 16, 2020

Just like many people start to sneeze in the fall, horses also can be affected by seasonal allergies. Sometimes, this is apparent by coughing, but other times, according to Laurent Cou?til, professor of large animal internal medicine in Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, the only sign is that their performance suffers.

Fall allergies can trigger horse asthma, affect performance

As pandemic persists, student’s research holds new importance

September 16, 2020

As a sixth-grader, Emma Lendy was the only girl in her class to choose the category, How Things Work, for her science project. In helping her build a telegraph, Lendy said her father, a mechanical engineer, “fostered my interest in delving into why things work, not just taking them for granted.”

As pandemic persists, student’s research holds new importance

Ag labs rise to COVID challenge

September 15, 2020

Last fall in Plant Structure & Tissue Biology, Mia Brann and her classmates called over teaching assistants and their instructor to help determine if they had correctly focused on the plant cells they had just loaded into their microscopes. The 22 students pulled their faces from the scopes as TAs stepped in and pressed their eyes to the lenses to offer guidance.

Ag labs rise to COVID challenge