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Purdue receives $3.7 million to study blueberries and bone health

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


tumor chipNew chip promising for tumor-targeting research

Researchers have developed a chip capable of simulating a tumor's 'microenvironment' and plan to use the new system to test the effectiveness of nanoparticles and drugs that target cancer.


Teen sex and LGBT issues: It's what doctors say and how they say it

When doctors speak to teens about sex and LGBT issues, only about 3 percent of them are doing so in a way that encourages LGBT teens to discuss their sexuality, and Purdue University researchers say other doctors can learn from these conversations.


Tony Vyn nutrientBoosting global corn yields depends on improving nutrient balance

Ensuring that corn absorbs the right balance of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium is crucial to increasing global yields, a Purdue and Kansas State University study finds.


swimming microorganisms Findings suggest how swimming cells form biofilms on surfaces

New research findings point toward future approaches to fighting bacterial biofilms that foul everything from implantable medical devices to industrial pipes and boat propellers.


Pijanowski NatsoundsNatural soundscapes may become ‘digital fossils’ of the future

Sounds are integral to Henry David Thoreau’s 'Walden,' the book about two years he spent living in a cabin in the woods near Walden Pond in Massachusetts in 1846-47 - the wind blowing through the rushes, the rumbling of the ice melting in the spring, owls screeching in the night.


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