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An eastern gray whale, pictured off the coast of Mexico, and its cousins to the west have similar levels of genetic diversity, though they have genetically diverged into two distinct subgroups, according to a Purdue University study. A genetic analysis of the whales suggests there are enough genetic resources between the populations to offer hope for the critically endangered populations to the west. (Photo credit: Anna Brüniche-Olsen)

Genetic study provides new information about endangered whales

Seek after an alarmingly low number of grey whales in the western Pacific Ocean may rest with their cousins toward the east, as indicated...
A new tool developed by Purdue researchers would automatically identify and expose ways to make app features more energy-efficient, saving battery life. (Purdue University image/Kayla Wiles)

AI tool automatically reveals how to write apps that drain less battery

There are multiple applications available to do a single task. To do a single task, those apps consumes lots of battery and developers yet haven't...
Human centrioles labelled with antibodies against two proteins (Cep152, HsSAS-6) and imaged using super-resolution microscopy. From many individual particles showing projections of the centriole complex in various orientations (upper panel), by using a fused intermediate (yellow, lower panel), the newly developed method allows now to reconstruct a multicolor 3D model (lower panel) (credit: Christian Sieben/EPFL).

Super-resolution microscopy builds multicolor 3D from 2D

Purdue University, Super-resolution microscopy is a technique that can "see" beyond the diffraction limit of light. The system has accumulated expanding interest as of...
Novosteo, a Purdue-affiliated startup, is advancing a technology shown to repair bone fractures faster and at greater benefit to a patient. The image above shows fractured femurs at four weeks post-fracture. The ‘Targeted’ bone received Novosteo’s injectable-targeted drug. Yellow and orange colors indicate higher density bone than purple and blue. (Image provided by Novosteo)

New drug to fast-tracks faster bone fracture healing

A broken bone is a pretty serious injury for anyone. According to the Journal of Internal Medicine, one in three adults aged 50 and older die...
Purdue University researchers have developed a unique approach using augmented reality tools to help less-experienced doctors in war zones, natural disasters and in rural areas perform complicated procedures. (Image provided)

New tools to help health care workers save lives in war zones, natural disasters,...

Purdue University analysts have built up a one of a kind approach that permits experienced specialists and doctors far and wide to help less-experienced...
This image shows plasmonic nanotweezers for the lab-on-a-chip technology and the experimental setup used for excitation of the plasmonic nanostructure and imaging of the motion of suspended tracer particles. (Image provided)

New ‘tornado’ lab-on-a-chip technology with micro tweezers

Scientists at the Purdue University have come up with an innovative approach for detecting and diagnosing a tumor or a viral disease. They have developed a...
Adam Baxmeyer, Purdue University Airport manager of operations, reviews plans near the airport runway. Purdue is one of the few smaller airports with a traffic control tower. A Purdue-developed technology launched by Bluemac Analytics can help airports improve operations data collection. (Photo by Oren Darling, Purdue Research Foundation)

New data collection technology may help small airports improve operations counts

There are almost 521 airport traffic control towers in the US. Nearly 20,000 U.S. airports reported that documenting flight operations is a bit challenging. Airport...
Tongcang Li and Jonghoon Ahn have levitated a nanoparticle in vacuum and driven it to rotate at high speed, which they hope will help them study the properties of vacuum and quantum mechanics. (Purdue University photo/Vincent Walter)

World’s fastest man-made spinning object created

Scientists at the Purdue, Peking University, Tsinghua University, and the Collaborative Innovation Center of Quantum Matter in Beijing come in collaboration and have developed...
Clearer and more detailed images reveal how amyloid plaques damage the brain, leading to Alzheimer's disease. (Purdue University image/Fenil Patel

New development in 3D super-resolution imaging gives insight on Alzheimer’s disease

According to an estimate, 40% of Americans over the age of 85 have Alzheimer's disease. One noteworthy issue with understanding Alzheimer's isn't having the capacity to...