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Purdue plant phenotyping facility receives gift

An initiative to strengthen Purdue University's leadership in plant sciences research and education received a boost with a $500,000 gift that will go toward an automated phenotyping facility.

Tyner: Decision on RFS is statement on greenhouse gas emissions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's final rules on the volume of biofuels that must be produced from 2014 to 2016 continues the current policy thrust that biofuels reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared with fossil fuels, Purdue University energy economist Wally Tyner says.

Purdue receives inaugural 21st Century Scholars award

The state's higher education commission will honor Purdue University for its work in helping 21st Century Scholars students.

Avian influenza expert raises concerns as USDA stockpiles vaccines

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is creating a stockpile of avian influenza vaccines, but an expert suggests careful consideration of the strategy and cautions that the strain of the next outbreak is unknown.

Purdue, WL police offer safety reminders as holidays approach

With recent reports of robberies in the West Lafayette area and the approaching holidays, Purdue University and West Lafayette City police want to remind the campus and local communities to think about safety.

New pain mechanisms revealed for neurotoxin in spinal cord injury

A toxin released by the body in response to spinal cord injuries increases pain by causing a proliferation of channels containing pain sensors, new research shows, and this hypersensitivity also extends to peripheral nerves in the limbs far from the injury site.

inspire toyguide2INSPIRE gift guide offers STEM, engineering toy ideas

For the second straight year, the INSPIRE Research Institute for Pre-College Engineering issued its Engineering Gift Guide just in time for the holiday shopping season.

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