October 1, 2020

Today's Top 5 From Purdue University

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You will want to read these good stories that you may have missed.

Is there other life in the universe? Purdue scientist is ready to search for the answers

For Briony Horgan, an associate professor of planetary science at Purdue, every rock on Mars is a time capsule – potentially holding information from billions of years ago that could help answer questions about life in the universe today.

Media Contact: Brian Huchel, bhuchel@purdue.edu

Possible therapeutic strategy for Parkinson’s disease identified

A possible target for a drug therapy for Parkinson’s disease has been identified by a research team led by scientists at Purdue.

Media Contact: Steve Tally, steve@purdue.edu

Study to develop algorithms for detecting earliest signs of COVID-19 from biometric smartwatch data

Purdue researchers are helping to develop software that could indicate that a person should get tested for COVID-19 by detecting specific changes in heart and breathing rates while the person wears a smartwatch.

Media contact: Kayla Wiles, wiles5@purdue.edu

Purdue has the chemistry lab of the future today, complete with all-digital lab manuals and notebooks

Configuring socially distanced lab spaces for 2,900 general chemistry students was logistically impossible, so Purdue’s CHM 11500 labs are taking place online this fall, the next best thing to being there. Or maybe better.

Media Contact: Greg Kline, gkline@purdue.edu

International Programs uses virtual model to expand access, collaboration during pandemic

Purdue students, faculty and staff are participating in several virtual study abroad programs sponsored by Purdue’s International Programs.

Media Contact: Matthew Oates, oatesw@purdue.edu

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