November 5, 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.


New electronic diagnostic test sends COVID-19, other pathogen test results to smartphones

The Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease at Purdue has partnered with Cleveland-based technology firm IdentifySensors Biologics to develop a rapid diagnostic platform for detecting pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Media Contact: Steve Tally,


Testing drugs within a tumor may combat pancreatic cancer drug resistance, ‘time machine’ suggests

Bumsoo Han, a Purdue professor of mechanical engineering, developed a tool that is helping scientists to more efficiently discover and test new drugs for pancreatic cancer.

Media Contact: Kayla Wiles,


Augmented reality to provide new skills for manufacturing workforce education

A Purdue team has entered into a $5 million cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create an augmented and virtual reality experience prototype for workforce education in manufacturing.

Media Contact: Jim Bush,


Purdue ‘nanoHUB’ receives 2020 R and D 100 Award

Purdue, a web platform for online scientific simulations and computing, seminars, and interactive courses has been chosen as one of the recipients of a 2020 R&D 100 Award.

Media Contact: Jim Bush,


Purdue Department of Theatre announces new plans for the 2020-21 season that explore new forms of theatre-making

The Purdue Department of Theatre has announced plans for the 2020-21 season, which explore new forms of theatre-making while maintaining a commitment to produce plays by artists of color and to deliver innovative educational and professional training opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students.

Media Contact: Jodi Taylor,


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