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New test chamber making possible research into challenging 'geotechnical' problems

A test chamber developed at Purdue University allows engineers to simulate precisely what happens to soil underground during the installation of piles and other structural elements, a research tool for improving construction of everything from buildings and bridges to offshore wind turbines.


Study: Targeted LEDs could provide efficient lighting for plants grown in space

A Purdue University study shows that targeting plants with red and blue LEDs provides energy-efficient lighting in contained environments, a finding that could advance the development of crop-growth modules for space exploration.


Atomic force microscope advance leads to new breast cancer research

Researchers who developed a high-speed form of atomic force microscopy have shown how to image the physical properties of live breast cancer cells, for the first time revealing details about how deactivation of a key protein may lead to metastasis.


Nanowire implants offer remote-controlled drug delivery

A team of researchers has created a new implantable drug-delivery system using nanowires that can be wirelessly controlled.


Ma seedResearchers identify gene that controls soybean seed permeability, calcium content

Purdue University researchers have pinpointed the gene that controls whether soybean seed coats are hard or permeable, a finding that could be used to develop better varieties for southern and tropical regions, enrich the crop's genetic diversity and boost the nutritional value of soybeans.


Dimer inhibitorPurdue researchers successfully target 'Achilles' heel' of MERS virus

A Purdue University-led team of researchers studying the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, have found molecules that shut down the activity of an essential enzyme in the virus and could lead the way to better treatments for those infected.


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