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New protein for gene editing may improve disease treatment

Innovation could change how gene editing is approached in the future

05-Apr-2019

Gene editing has been a much sought after and controversial technology. Last month, part of the World Health Organization called for an international registry to track all research into editing the human genome. Purdue University researchers, including one who was inspired by the cancer death of ...

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Cancer identity technology makes it easier to find a tumor's 'address'

20-Nov-2018

Purdue University researchers have developed a technology aimed at making it easier to deliver cancer treatment to the right "address" in the body while also easing the painful side effects of chemotherapy on patients. One of the big issues with chemotherapy is that most treatment approaches ...

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New flexible, transparent, wearable biopatch, improves cellular observation, drug delivery

Minimally invasive patch delivers exact doses directly into cells, lessens pain, toxicity

12-Nov-2018

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 expand observational opportunities."This means that eight or nine silicon nanoneedles can be injected into a single cell ...

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Waters acquires DESI-MS technology from Prosolia

Desorption Electrospray Ionization (DESI) imaging gives deeper biological insights

25-Jul-2018

Waters Corporation, Prosolia, Inc. and the Purdue Research Foundation announced that Waters® acquired exclusive rights to Desorption Electrospray Ionization (DESI) technology for all mass spectrometry applications from Prosolia and PRF. "The acquisition of DESI technology bolsters Waters' ...

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Link between bacteria metabolism and communication could pave way for new antivirulence drugs

04-Jun-2018

Researchers have discovered a link between bacteria metabolism and cell-to-cell communication, potentially providing a target for new antivirulence and antibiofilm drugs. Current drugs for bacterial infections aim to kill bacteria in large quantities, but such drugs are often eventually met ...

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Self-powered paper-based 'SPEDs' may lead to new medical-diagnostic tools

25-Aug-2017

A new medical-diagnostic device made out of paper detects biomarkers and identifies diseases by performing electrochemical analyses - powered only by the user's touch - and reads out the color-coded test results, making it easy for non-experts to understand. "You could consider this a portable ...

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Autonomous sensor could aid in early detection of urinary tract infection

18-Apr-2017

Urinary tract infections could one day be diagnosed faster than ever before with an autonomous sensor technology being developed at Purdue University. “Current testing relies on time-consuming and costly urine culture tests performed at medical facilities and on at-home testing using ...

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Breakthrough discovery may make blood test feasible for detecting cancer

08-Mar-2017

Doctors may soon be able to detect and monitor a patient’s cancer with a simple blood test, reducing or eliminating the need for more invasive procedures, according to Purdue University research. W. Andy Tao, a professor of biochemistry and member of the Purdue University Center for Cancer ...

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System automatically detects cracks in nuclear power plants

20-Feb-2017

A new automated system detects cracks in the steel components of nuclear power plants and has been shown to be more accurate than other automated systems. "Periodic inspection of the components of nuclear power plants is important to avoid accidents and ensure safe operation," said Mohammad R. ...

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Nanopolymer-modified protein array can pinpoint hard-to-find cancer biomarker

18-Nov-2016

A Purdue University biochemist has developed a novel method for detecting certain types of proteins that serve as indicators for cancer and other diseases. Glycoproteins are formed when sugars attach to and modify a protein. In some cases, a combination of glycoproteins present in a sample of ...

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