October 1, 2020
Today's Top 5 From Purdue University
Note to journalists: Journalists visiting campus should follow visitor health guidelines.
You will want to read these good stories that you may have missed.
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.
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A possible target for a drug therapy for Parkinson’s disease has been identified by a research team led by scientists at Purdue.
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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.
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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.
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Purdue students, faculty and staff are participating in several virtual study abroad programs sponsored by Purdue’s International Programs.
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