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Daniels recognizes student Allen with One Brick Higher Award

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President Mitch Daniels on Monday (Dec. 11) honored Brandon Allen with the One Brick Higher Award.  Allen is a graduate student in the Department of Youth Development and Agricultural Education. During his time at Purdue, he has organized donation drives and fundraisers to assist people across the country in times of crisis.

Purdue discovery clears way for human body to work as robust communication network for electronic devices

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A group of Purdue University researchers have discovered a new way in using the human body as a robust communication medium for networking electronic devices in and on the body that promises to be far more secure and low-energy than any wireless system.

Purdue professor receives grants to improve gene therapy for cancer

Andrea Kasinski, an assistant professor of biology in Purdue University’s College of Science, has been awarded grants to improve microRNA therapeutics for cancer by the American Cancer Society and the National Institutes of Health.

New approach measuring early butchering practices can help answer questions about evolution

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Researchers, led by a Purdue University anthropology professor, have found that statistical methods and 3D imaging can be used to accurately measure animal bone cut marks made by prehistoric human butchery, and to help answer pressing questions about human evolution.

Purdue students, alums take on mission to Mars habitat simulation

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A team of Purdue University students and alumni will begin 2018 in an out-of-this world environment as part of a two-week mission to the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah.

Forest fungi boost invasive plants, choke out native species

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Certain types of tree-associated fungi make a forest a welcoming environment for invasive plant species, crowding out natives, including high-value trees such as oaks.

Purdue Center for Plant Biology members receive seed grant funding for research

Seven teams of Purdue Center for Plant Biology faculty will receive seed grant funding for various projects aimed at advancing basic plant biology.

Freezing electrons makes them get in line

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New research published in Nature Communications suggests that electrons in a two-dimensional gas can undergo a semi-ordered (nematic) to mostly-ordered (smectic) phase transition, which has been discussed in physics theory but never seen in practice before.

Vibrating sensors could identify blood biomarkers, improve early-stage detection, treatment of numerous diseases

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Purdue Universityresearchers have found a method of identifying biological markers in small amounts of blood that they believe could be used to detect a myriad of diseases, infections and different medical conditions at early stages.

Carbon’s economic damage costlier than thought based on current science

The data used to calculate the damage that an additional ton of carbon dioxide has on the global economy has long relied on outdated science. Recent updates modeled by the University of California, Davis and Purdue University raise the calculations of those costs significantly and change the outlook on climate change from a positive for agriculture to a negative.

Widespread chemical contaminants stunt growth of amphibians

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A series of synthetic chemicals widely used in household products, food packaging and clothing have a significant effect on the development of frogs, even at low doses, according to a Purdue University study.

Game theory harnessed for cybersecurity of large-scale nets

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Researchers have laid the groundwork for a method to improve cybersecurity for large-scale systems like the power grid and autonomous military defense networks by harnessing game theory and creating new intelligent algorithms. 

Purdue researchers receive ‘Grand Challenges Explorations’ grant for projects to help expecting mothers

Purdue University announced Tuesday (Nov. 14) that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Engaging children in math at home equals a boost in more than just math skills

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Preschool children who engage in math activities at home with their parents not only improve their math skills, but also their general vocabulary, according to research from Purdue University.

We should use central pressure deficit, not wind speed, to predict hurricane damage

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The system for categorizing hurricanes accounts only for peak wind speeds, but research published in Nature Communications explains why central pressure deficit is a better indicator of economic damage from storms in the United States.

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