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Discrimination against the obese contributes to health problems

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The discrimination that obese people feel, whether it is poor service at a restaurant or being treated differently in the workplace, may have a direct impact on their physical health, according to new research from Purdue University. “Obesity is a physiological issue, but when people have negative interactions in their social […] Read the full story

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Mithun Jacob uses a prototype robotic scrub nurse with graduate student Yu-Ting Li

Future surgeons may use robotic nurse, ‘gesture recognition’

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Surgeons of the future might use a system that recognizes hand gestures as commands to control a robotic scrub nurse or tell a computer to display medical images of the patient during an operation. Both the hand-gesture recognition and robotic nurse innovations might help to reduce the length of surgeries and […] Read the full story

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Science on Tap to offer talk on benefits of neural engineering

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A Purdue University professor in the growing field of neural engineering will talk about the societal benefits of this area of research on Thursday (Jan. 20) during the next Science on Tap. Kevin Otto, a professor of biological sciences and biomedical engineering and director of the Purdue Neuroprostheses Research Laboratory, will […] Read the full story

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Research finds Twitter app in the classroom increases involvement

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A pilot study of a new technology that lets students use Twitter and text messages during and after class has found that it increases student engagement and is used more often by higher-performing students. The technology, called Hotseat, was developed by Purdue University in 2009 to increase student engagement in large […] Read the full story

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Next “Science on Tap” features prof researching oil spill-cleanup technology

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A Purdue University materials engineering professor developing a technology that could be used to help with environmental cleanups such as the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill is the featured speaker July 22 at the next Science on Tap forum. Professor Jeffrey Youngblood‘s presentation, titled “Superficial Science: Polymer Surface Science at […] Read the full story

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New heat pump could halve heating costs in cold climates

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A new type of heat pump being developed at Purdue University could allow residents in cold climates to cut their heating bills in half. The research, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, builds on previous work that began about five years ago at Purdue’s Ray W. Herrick Laboratories, said James […] Read the full story

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