February 25, 2013 by wpengine in Archived

New Soccer Goal: Lowering Blood Pressure

Latest High Blood Pressure News FRIDAY, Feb. 22 (HealthDay News) — Playing soccer can help reduce high blood pressure in adults, according to a small study. British researchers looked at 22 men, aged 31 to 54, with mild to moderate hypertension who began playing two one-hour sessions of

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February 07, 2013 by wpengine in Archived

Nerve-Stimulating Device Might Ease Migraines

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) — Migraine sufferers in search of a non-medicinal alternative for relief may be encouraged by new Belgian research that suggests that 20 minutes a day of nerve stimulation might cut back on the frequency of attacks. The finding stems from a

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February 06, 2013 by wpengine in Archived

Researcher taking shot at flu vaccine that’s more effective, easier to make

February 6, 2013 Purdue professor Suresh Mittal removes a sample of cells used to grow a viral vector-based influenza vaccine with graduate students (from left) Sai Vemula, Ahmed Hassan and Omar Amen. Mittal and his students are working on a flu vaccine that offers broad protection against most strains of

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February 06, 2013 by wpengine in Archived

Weaver to receive Spirit of the Land-Grant Mission Award

February 6, 2013 Connie Weaver is shown in her Stone Hall lab. Weaver, distinguished professor and head of the Department of Nutrition Science, is the recipient of Purdue’s 2012 Spirit of the Land-Grant Mission Award. (Purdue Agricultural Communication photo/Tom Campbell) Download Photo WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Nutrition scientist and professor

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February 05, 2013 by wpengine in Archived

New modeling approach transforms imaging technologies

February 5, 2013 Researchers are improving the performance of technologies ranging from medical CT scanners to digital cameras using a system of models to extract specific information from huge collections of data and then reconstructing images like a jigsaw puzzle. Here, the method is used to create a high-resolution 3-D

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