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Author, psychiatrist will talk about ‘What IF We Went Beyond a Disease Model of Addiction?’

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 00:00
What are the limitations of the disease model of addiction and what are its benefits? How does this affect our understanding of the roots of the opioid crisis and potential remedies?

Neuroscientist tackles question: ‘What IF Breakthrough Technologies Could Make Us Smarter?’

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 00:00
A leading neuroscientist will discuss recent advances in genome editing technologies, addressing the question of “What IF Breakthrough Technologies Could Make Us Smarter?” during an Oct. 15 event at Purdue University.

NIH leader will talk about ‘What IF We Could Control the Brain for Better Health?’

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 00:00
The head of one of the institutes within the National Institutes of Health will share experiences and insights in an Oct. 2 presentation at Purdue University.

Epigenetics offers puzzling twists and turns, but also possible cancer treatments

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 13:10
In 1944, people in The Netherlands entered into what would become known as the Hongerwinter, or hunger winter, a famine created in retribution by the Nazis for resistance activities in the German-occupied nation near the end of World War II.

'Lock-'n'-block' drug may prevent cancer from metastasizing

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 10:50
'They got all of it' are the reassuring words people hope to hear following cancer surgery, but a growing understanding of the science of how cancer spreads, and metastasizes, is suggesting that not only is this almost never true but — and here is the surprising part — it might be better to try to contain the cancer than to eliminate it.

Virtual cleanroom could increase safety, minimize risks, reduce education costs for pharmaceutical professionals

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 09:22
A deadly meningitis outbreak linked to a Massachusetts pharmaceutical lab has drawn new interest to the way drugs are made in the United States and the training for those who work in pharmacies.

New medications offer improved treatment for alcohol use disorders, chronic pain, mood disorders

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 09:08
Helping people with addictions has become a research passion for Purdue University’s Richard van Rijn, who is leading a team to make drug discoveries to support millions around the world dealing with alcohol use disorders, chronic pain and mood disorders.

Student-run mobile health initiative is tackling opioid crisis

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 00:00
Purdue University students and faculty have joined the fight against the state’s opioid crisis.

Team to study new gene associated with Parkinson’s disease

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 00:00
A multidisciplinary team of researchers at Purdue University and the University of Bordeaux in France has received a grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease to study a new gene associated with Parkinson’s disease, which was linked to the disease using novel big data methodologies.

Purdue alumna, husband continue support of College of Pharmacy with $8 million gift

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 08:22
A Purdue alumna and her husband have donated an additional $8 million to their Pacesetter Endowment for Pharmacy, which provides student scholarships and ultimately will support renovation, expansion or a new facility for the College of Pharmacy.

'Key factor' in development of Parkinson's disease identified

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 08:00
A molecule has been identified that appears to play an important role in the development of Parkinson's disease, a debilitating disease that affects millions of people around the world.

Purdue to host Team Life Science Week events on campus

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 00:00
Purdue University is hosting its first Team Life Science Week in celebration of the vibrant life science community on campus. Lectures, tours, gallery receptions and more will take place on campus Monday (March 19) through Friday (March 23).

October chosen as American Pharmacist Month in Indiana

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 00:00
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has named October as American Pharmacist Month in Indiana, thanks to a little push from two Purdue University students.

Trustees approve Fort Wayne program, professorships, resolutions

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 00:00
Purdue University trustees on Friday (June 16) approved a new bachelor’s degree in biochemistry at the Fort Wayne campus, approved three distinguished and named professorships, and honored several university administrators and donors with resolutions of appreciation.

North Central Indiana AHEC summer program exposes high school students to the field of health care

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 00:00
The fourth annual North Central Indiana Area Health Education Center Discover Healthcare summer program will take place June 5 and 6 at Purdue University.

Specialized compound could lead to chronic pain relief without the use of opioids

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 00:00
Purdue researchers have discovered a compound that could lead to the treatment of chronic pain without the need for patients to rely on opioids.

Eric Barker named Purdue College of Pharmacy dean

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 08:33
Eric L. Barker will become dean of Purdue University’s College of Pharmacy, effective July 1, 2017. Barker is a professor of medicinal chemistry and molecular pharmacology and has served as associate dean for research in Purdue’s College of Pharmacy since 2010.

Pharmaceutical leader and Purdue alumnus brings expertise to Purdue-based contract drug manufacturing organization

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 10:23
Purdue University alumnus Allen Chao, who co-founded Watson Pharmaceuticals in 1983 and has had a long distinguished career in pharmaceutical research and development, is bringing his expertise to the Purdue GMP Center LLC in the Purdue Research Park of West Lafayette.

Eight Purdue professors elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 00:00
Eight Purdue University professors have been awarded the distinction of fellow from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society.

Research showing cardiac risk for HIV drug results in FDA warning

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 09:33
A newly published study has shown that an antiviral drug commonly used to treat HIV can cause heart abnormalities in people who have a genetic mutation in the enzyme that metabolizes the medication, potentially leading to sudden cardiac death.

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