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Deering listeriaStudy: Listeria bacteria can hide inside tissue of romaine lettuce

A Purdue University study shows that the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes can live inside the tissue of romaine lettuce, suggesting that conventional post-harvest sanitization practices might not be sufficient to kill the potentially lethal pathogen.


Shi painAn old drug with new potential: WWII chemical-weapon antidote shows early promise as treatment for spinal cord injuries

A drug developed during World War II as an antidote for a chemical warfare agent has been found to be effective at suppressing a neurotoxin that worsens the pain and severity of spinal cord injuries, suggesting a new tool to treat the injuries.


Irudayaraj cervicalResearch could lead to test strips for early cervical cancer detection

Purdue researchers are developing technology that could lead to the early detection of cervical cancer with low-cost, easy-to-use, lateral flow test strips similar to home pregnancy tests.


Roseguini pantsPurdue professor thinks ‘space pants’ can help people suffering from PAD

Purdue has produced 23 astronauts, more than any other public institution. Now, a university professor is working with a key piece of their equipment to help people with peripheral artery disease.


Purdue researchers support new criteria for mental illness categories, diagnosis

Three Purdue University psychological sciences professors collaborated with 50 experts in psychology and psychiatry to improve the understanding and diagnosis of mental illness.


Stanciu biosensorNovel technology could provide a faster, inexpensive way to detect, monitor dengue fever, Zika virus

Purdue researchers are developing an integrated biosensing platform aimed at detecting and monitoring mosquito-borne diseases faster and cheaper than current methods, to aid in preventing virus outbreaks and their devastating effects.


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