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Caffee GreenlandGreenland wasn't always covered in ice, scientists say

For a long while, more than a million years ago, Greenland wasn't covered in ice, scientists announced this week.


Study points to potential monitoring approach for personalized treatment of spinal cord injuries

Researchers have developed a urine test revealing the presence of a neurotoxin that likely worsens the severity and pain of spinal cord injuries, suggesting a new tool to treat the injuries.


Ziaie dehydrationLow-cost paper-based skin patch monitors dehydration by changing color from sweat

Researchers have developed a low-cost skin patch that changes color to indicate different levels of hydration, representing a potential new medical technology.


Yepez oilPlasma-zapping process could yield trans fat-free soybean oil product

Two Purdue University researchers have developed a hydrogenation process that could solidify soybean oil for food processing without creating trans fats, which have been linked to heart disease and stroke.


Zavattieri programmable‘Programmable materials’ showing future potential for industry

New research has shown that honeycomb 'cellular' materials made of a shape-memory polymer might be programmed for specific purposes, from shock-absorbing football helmets to biomedical implants.


Turco wetlandsPurdue receives grant to improve health of Great Lakes basin

Purdue’s Department of Agronomy has received a $225,000 grant for one of the first large-scale attempts to directly link in-field soil health parameters with intensive edge-of-field water quality monitoring across the Great Lakes basin.


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