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New treatment approach uses killer cells to treat deadly brain tumors

Development of a promising new technology

14-Jul-2020

Glioblastomas are the most common malignant brain tumors in adults. Treatment options are extremely limited and usually not effective, leading to death for most patients within 12-18 months of diagnosis. This is the type of cancer that claimed the lives of former U.S. Sens. John McCain and Ted ...

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Anthrax may be the next tool in the fight against bladder cancer

14-Nov-2019

Anthrax may soon help more people win the fight against bladder cancer, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says strikes about 72,000 Americans each year and kills about 16,000, and is one of the most expensive cancers to treat. The current treatments for bladder cancer are ...

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New protein for gene editing may improve disease treatment

Innovation could change how gene editing is approached in the future

05-Apr-2019

Gene editing has been a much sought after and controversial technology. Last month, part of the World Health Organization called for an international registry to track all research into editing the human genome. Purdue University researchers, including one who was inspired by the cancer death of ...

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Purdue researchers develop innovative, more cost-effective method to make drugs

12-Mar-2019

The Food and Drug Administration wants the pharmaceutical industry to get away from making drugs using the traditional batch method and switch to a more modern process known as continuous manufacturing. The FDA put out a statement on Feb. 26 saying the continuous process allows manufacturers to ...

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How a small molecule promotes removal of excess cholesterol

28-Nov-2018

Scientists have determined the structure of the activated form of an enzyme that helps to return excess cholesterol to the liver. The research reveals how a drug-like chemical stimulates the action of the lecithin:cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT) enzyme. It also suggests that future drugs using ...

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Cancer identity technology makes it easier to find a tumor's 'address'

20-Nov-2018

Purdue University researchers have developed a technology aimed at making it easier to deliver cancer treatment to the right "address" in the body while also easing the painful side effects of chemotherapy on patients. One of the big issues with chemotherapy is that most treatment approaches ...

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New flexible, transparent, wearable biopatch, improves cellular observation, drug delivery

Minimally invasive patch delivers exact doses directly into cells, lessens pain, toxicity

12-Nov-2018

Purdue University researchers have developed a new flexible and translucent base for silicon nanoneedle patches to deliver exact doses of biomolecules directly into cells and expand observational opportunities."This means that eight or nine silicon nanoneedles can be injected into a single cell ...

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New type 1 diabetes therapy shows promise for long-term reversal

22-Aug-2018

What if instead of daily insulin injections or wearing pumps, just getting a shot every few months could reverse Type 1 diabetes for you - or your dog? It might take ushering in healthy pancreatic cells like a Trojan horse. The Trojan horse, in this case, would be collagen, a protein that the ...

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Waters acquires DESI-MS technology from Prosolia

Desorption Electrospray Ionization (DESI) imaging gives deeper biological insights

25-Jul-2018

Waters Corporation, Prosolia, Inc. and the Purdue Research Foundation announced that Waters® acquired exclusive rights to Desorption Electrospray Ionization (DESI) technology for all mass spectrometry applications from Prosolia and PRF. "The acquisition of DESI technology bolsters Waters' ...

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Future electronic components to be printed like newspapers

24-Jul-2018

A new manufacturing technique uses a process similar to newspaper printing to form smoother and more flexible metals for making ultrafast electronic devices. The low-cost process, developed by Purdue University researchers, combines tools already used in industry for manufacturing metals on a ...

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