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Mar 14, 2012 Add a comment

Auburn’s Detection & Food Safety Center

More than 48 million Americans each year fall ill from foodborne illnesses like Salmonella and E. coli. Those illnesses – according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – cost the U.S. more than $77 billion per year. The sheer volume of food imported or produced in the U.S. makes the problem terrifically complex. [...]

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, Jan 13, 2012 Add a comment

Industry Collaboration Superteam

When it comes to innovation, the most basic approach is often the most successful. Ask and listen. That’s how faculty and students in Auburn’s School of Building Science and Department of Industrial & Graphic Design are helping one of the nation’s biggest industries — construction — improve productivity, working conditions and safety. They start by [...]

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Nov 21, 2011 Add a comment

Re-engineering the Human Heart

More than one out of every four deaths in the United States is caused by heart disease, making it the leading cause of death for men and women every year.
Cardiac regeneration scientist Elizabeth Lipke sees a solution. […]

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Sep 03, 2010 Comments Off

Lab Challenges, Protects Information Security

Students in Auburn’s Information Assurance Laboratory figure out how to crack government software, find messages encoded in images and music, and combat insider threats to corporate network security.

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Sep 02, 2010 Comments Off

Weathering the Financial Crisis

“The financial crisis,” writes James Barth, “initially resulted from excessive credit flowing into the housing sector based on informational problems and bad incentives…” Unfortunately, home prices don’t go up year in and year out forever. Good thing Barth’s got a key to making it through financial crisis.

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, Jun 30, 2010 Comments Off

Invention Turns Garbage into Grub

The Agricultural Byproduct Value Recovery System ™ (“ABVRS ”™) is a patented process that takes fish, shrimp and chicken parts normally discarded during regular food processing and re-cycles them by adding them to existing animal feed.  The end product is a high protein, nutrient rich meal.  The raw material gets superheated, air dried and added to [...]

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, Jun 30, 2010 Comments Off

The New “Green” Asphalt

Asphalt may look sticky and black, but Randy West and his team at the National Center for Asphalt Technology are working to make it green.

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, Jun 30, 2010 Add a comment

Tatarchuk Tackles the Tiny Trouble

With a little wet spaghetti and piano wire you can power a Trident submarine, and build the world’s most efficient air filter.

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Jun 30, 2010 Add a comment

Inhaler Drug Delivery Gets a Micro-Makeover

…inhaler particles that are the wrong size or shape or charge get stuck in the mouth and throat, or the wrong part of the lung – never making it to where they are needed for healing or relief…

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, Jun 30, 2010 Add a comment

Dynamic Dosing with Contact Lenses

Byrne and his team have figured out a way to load drugs onto soft contact lenses, and tailor the release of these drugs to a prescribed therapy. Auburn was the first to demonstrate the extended release of antihistamines via contact lenses, and since that pioneering work, has tailored delivery systems to antibiotics…

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