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Low novosteoPurdue targeted drug combination could expedite bone fracture healing, be used as injection

Purdue researchers are developing and commercializing a targeted drug combination that once injected into a patient could speed up and improve bone fracture healing, and significantly cut recovery costs.


ants attackDeath by termite: Purdue entomologist uses natural cravings to control invasive ants

Poisonous baits are designed to smell and taste like foods that pest insects might want to consume, with varying degrees of success in controlling the pests. But a Purdue University entomologist has found a better way — giving the insects exactly what they want rather than a knock-off.


Kuhn dengueMosquito gut may hold the key to preventing Dengue and Zika

The midgut of a mosquito may hold the key to preventing mosquito-borne diseases like Zika and Dengue, according to research published in PLOS Pathogens. A mosquito's ability to replicate and transmit a virus depends on the metabolic environment of tissues in its midgut: the primary site of infection.


MicroRNA could help treat cancer and asthma

A microRNA that regulates inflammation shows promise as a treatment for inflammatory diseases such as asthma and cancer, according to research published in Cell Reports.


Cappelleri microtumschematicAll-terrain microbot moves by tumbling over complex topography

A new type of all-terrain microbot that moves by tumbling could help usher in tiny machines for various applications.


Money only buys happiness for a certain amount

There is an optimal point to how much money it takes to make an individual happy, and that amount varies worldwide, according to research from Purdue University.


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