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The search for pharmaceutical treatments for Alzheimer’s and dementia has so far been unsuccessful, but a new drug discovery center aims to change that.

The National Institutes of Health is gifting $36 million to fund the new center, one of two to be established nationwide.  The Indiana University School of Medicine will partner with Purdue University to develop research tools and technologies to identify new treatment options.

Alan Palkowitz will lead the center.  He was previously the vice president of discovery chemistry research at Eli Lilly.

Courtesy: Core Spaces website

Tenants of West Lafayette’s high-rise apartment complex the Hub are considering filing a class action lawsuit unless the building’s owner, Core Spaces, addresses safety and quality concerns. That’s after multiple controversies, including a delayed move-in and a shooting earlier this month.

Purdue Announces New Multi-Million Dollar STEM Complex

Sep 11, 2019

Some of the features of the state-of-the-art facilities will include virtual labs and collaborative research space for businesses, faculty and students.

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Starship Technologies is boldly going where no other company has gone in Indiana with new delivery robots at Purdue University. The autonomous service officially launched Monday, making Purdue the first in the state and Big 10 to bring the technology onto its campus.

The sidewalks are busy with students going about campus. Amongst the foot traffic a tiny orange flag can be seen navigating the crowds. The flag is attached to a little six-wheeled robot that delivers food. The autonomous cooler on wheels is expected to deliver hundreds of meals every day to students and employees.

There’s a new way for Hoosiers to track their health and participate in research at the same time — a mobile app. 

Bayer, Elanco Animal Health Reach $7.6 Billion Agreement

Aug 20, 2019

Indiana-based Elanco Animal Health is set to become the second largest animal health company in the world. The company announced the $7.6 billion agreement with Bayer Tuesday. 

Anna Ridler

Monday, August 19th marks the opening of Ringel Gallery in Stewart Center with "Dreaming, Automated: Deep Learning, Data Sets, and Decay." The exhibit features artsist Anna Ridler and runs through September 27th. WBAA's John Clare spoke with Erika Kvam about the show.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has tapped Purdue University to join its efforts in reducing foodborne illnesses and hunger in five developing countries.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released updated numbers Monday showing farmers planted more acres this spring than many private analysts expected. That’s one of several factors driving market prices lower for many farmers’ crops.

Agriculture accounts for about 9 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. A recent United Nations climate report says to reduce those emissions, people need to eat less meat. 

City of West Lafayette

Purdue students planning to vote this year have new ID rules to contend with. And with about three months to go until Election Day, what can the city of West Lafayette do to help ensure these voters make it to the ballot box?

Rolls-Royce announced a new partnership with Purdue University at the Cybertech Midwest conference in Indianapolis Wednesday. They're partnering to develop better training techniques to improve cybersecurity. 

Purdue University Launches New 'Cislunar Initiative'

Jul 20, 2019

To kick off Purdue University’s 50th anniversary celebration of the Apollo 11 moon landing, officials announced the school will launch a new effort to drive economic growth in space between the Earth and the moon.

Graduation rates at public colleges in Indiana continue to climb, according to a new report from the Commission for Higher Education.

Monarch butterfly populations dropped significantly over the past two decades — partly because they’re losing their main food source, milkweed. To help them survive, some people plant milkweed in their yards. But a new study suggests planting it close to farm fields may not be the best idea. 

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