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Purdue faculty, Indiana housing pair up to research energy use


Residents in several Indiana communities are part of new Purdue research determining how households consume energy.

Apple trees bear more fruit when surrounded by good neighbors


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Apple growers want to get the most out of their high-value cultivars, and a Purdue University study shows they might want to focus on the types of apples they plant near those cash crops.

Purdue innovation could provide inexpensive, clean way for US to enter $4 billion market to recover rare earth elements


New efficient and inexpensive technologies being developed at Purdue University could allow the extraction of rare earth elements, critical components of many electronics and green products, from waste coal ash.

Single ‘solitons’ promising for optical technologies


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Researchers are a step closer to harnessing single pulses of light called solitons, using tiny ring-shaped microresonators, in findings that could aid efforts to develop advanced sensors, high-speed optical communications and research tools.

Technology that led to the recent Nobel Prize was critical in Purdue’s study of the Zika virus structure


Purdue University researchers Michael Rossmann and Richard Kuhn have been at the forefront of discovery with the help of a technology that recently led to a Nobel Prize in chemistry for three scientists.

Ancient asteroid impact exposes the moon’s interior


Scientists have long assumed that all the planets in our solar system look the same beneath the surface, but a study published in Geology on Oct. 4 tells a different story.

How Innovations in Early Learning and Improving Self-Control Can Help Set a Course for Lifelong Success


The proud parent of most any high school valedictorian has surely been asked about the secret to his or her educational success. 

Move over, Mario: Purdue researchers use Wii games to help Parkinson’s patients


A pair of Purdue University professors are using the popular Nintendo Wii gaming system to help people with Parkinson’s disease. 

Breakthrough soybean research by Purdue and Dow AgroSciences could save farmers millions


Through a collaborative project, Purdue University and Dow AgroSciences researchers have discovered a novel soybean gene that provides resistance to a devastating and costly fungal disease.

First measurements of iodine in the Arctic reveal questions about air pollution


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New measurements of molecular iodine in the Arctic show that even a tiny amount of the element can deplete ozone in the lower atmosphere.

Purdue multigenerational farm research available for download


New research from Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business on decision-making transitions for multigenerational farms is now available for download.

High tunnels boost yield, along with plant-damaging insects


Growers of tomatoes, cucumbers and other vegetables can extend their growing season and increase yield by placing high tunnels over their cold-sensitive crops, but those tunnels don’t provide the pest protection that has long been assumed.

Nutrient management research aims to reduce costs, environmental consequences


Purdue University researchers in the Department of Agronomy are part of a $2 million, multi-university effort to update fertilizer management guidelines across the Corn Belt that could save farmers money and reduce the amount of nutrients reaching rivers and streams.

Nanoparticle-drug combo turns white fat to brown fat with potential to treat obesity, diabetes


In a potential breakthrough for the treatment of obesity and diabetes, Purdue University scientists have found a way to deliver a drug directly to stored white fat cells to turn them into more easily burned brown fat cells.

Self-powered paper-based ‘SPEDs’ may lead to new medical-diagnostic tools


A new medical-diagnostic device made out of paper detects biomarkers and identifies diseases by performing electrochemical analyses - powered only by the user’s touch - and reads out the color-coded test results, making it easy for non-experts to understand.

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