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Purdue University engineers have invented a new, patent-pending charging station cable that would fully recharge certain electric vehicles in under five minutes – about the same amount of time it takes to fill up a gas tank. Today, chargers are limited in how quickly they can charge an EV’s battery due to the danger of …

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Purdue-developed imaging drug allowed surgeons to find additional cancer lesions Ovarian cancer patient Carol Giandonato admits to being apprehensive when her oncologist told her he wanted to make her cancer cells turn fluorescent green.  “Am I going to glow in the dark? Will I be green?” she asked him. Her surgeon explained that when viewing the cancer …

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UPDATE: As of January 24, the JWST has reached its orbit. Now that the telescope is where it needs to be, it is beginning to turn on, test and calibrate instruments. This process will take about five months, with the first photos probably appearing in June. The sight of the stars the first time he peered into a …

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A group of students from Purdue Polytechnic High School (PPHS) Schweitzer Center at Englewood is tackling health and wellness issues in their community. The students worked with Purdue University professors Jasmine Gonzalvo and Sonak Pastakia and Purdue students with the College of Pharmacy’s Center for Health Equity and Innovation (CHEqI) to explore ways to enhance student wellness. CHEqI’s mission is to address the …

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2021 Murphy Award: Karen Marais Karen Marais is tireless when it comes to her students. From the first day of classes, Marais, a School of Aeronautics and Astronautics professor, is intent on making sure the students don’t just learn, but interact with her as well. For much of one spring semester, a student in her …

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David Umulis took over as Dane A. Miller Head of Purdue University’s Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering on July 1, 2021. (Photo by Rebecca McElhoe/Purdue Marketing and Communications)

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