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Speech, language and hearing sciences professor receives Purdue commercialization award

November 19, 2014

Jessica E. Huber, a professor in Purdue University's Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, is the 2014 recipient of the Outstanding Commercialization Award for Purdue University Faculty.

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LACTOR on the app store on iTunes

November 15, 2014

Lactor is an innovative, interactive breastfeeding monitoring system. Lactor was created to help breastfeeding mothers monitor their breastfeeding patterns and detect early breastfeeding problems.

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Purdue Receives $3.7 Million to Study Blueberries and Bone Health

September 22, 2014

A $3.7 million grant will allow Purdue University researchers to study how blueberries reduce bone loss in postmenopausal women.

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Purdue aids global breast cancer effort

November 24, 2013

In a world where diagnosis and treatment are the primary focal points of medical research, an international think tank led by two Purdue University professors is pushing for more cancer prevention research. As part of the International Breast Cancer and Nutrition Project, Connie Weaver, a chairwoman of the project and a Purdue professor, said the group met with a main question in mind: Is primary prevention an alternative to treatment?

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International think tank on breast cancer prevention offers initial recommendations

November 7, 2013

From before birth to puberty is a critical window for breast cancer prevention and a time when diet and exercise could have a significant positive impact, according to an international group of experts. "Windows of opportunity for positively impacting the genes that control breast health are very important in terms of preventing breast cancer," said Sophie Leli?vre, co-chair of the International Breast Cancer and Nutrition Project and associate professor of basic medical sciences at Purdue University. "From fetal life to puberty is a very sensitive time for these genes and a time when introducing positive and protective environmental factors like limiting fatty and sugary foods and regularly exercising should be emphasized."

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Women's Global Health Institute to share updates, outlook, high tea

September 17, 2013

Research updates, announcement of upcoming pilot grant opportunities, and high tea will welcome campus guests of the Women's Global Health Institute on the afternoon of Sept. 26. Faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate students are encouraged to register.

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Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy highlights need for advances in cancer prevention

May 22, 2013

Angelina Jolie's announcement that she underwent a preventive double mastectomy to reduce her risk of developing breast cancer highlights the need for more cancer prevention options, according to a Purdue University breast-cancer expert.

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Dr. Connie Weaver Presented the 51st Tanner Lecture for CSIFT

May 13, 2013

Chicago Section IFT awarded the 51st Fred W. Tanner Lecture Award to Dr. Connie Weaver, Distinguished Professor and head of the Department of Nutrition Science at Purdue University. Dr. Weaver presented the Tanner Lecture, Translating Nutrition Science to Dietary Guidelines, at Northbrook Hilton Hotel on May 13, 2013.

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Dr. Cleary "Impact of Body Weight and Adipokines on Mammary Tumorigenesis" Seminar - March 25

March 25, 2013

Dr. Margot Cleary, PhD, Nutrition and Metabolism, University of Minnesota will present on March 25, 2013 at 11 a.m., STEW 306.

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Weaver to receive Spirit of the Land-Grant Mission Award

February 6, 2013

Nutrition scientist and professor Connie Weaver will receive Purdue University's 2012 Spirit of the Land-Grant Mission Award for improving nutrition recommendations for children, adolescents and adults nationwide through her research in calcium absorption and bone health.

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