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Lee catheterNew technique could increase success rate, life span of implantable devices

A new technique being developed at Purdue University could provide patients who require implantable catheters in the treatment of neurological and other disorders with a reliable and self-clearing catheter that could eliminate the need for additional surgery to replace failing devices

Zhu tomatoesResearch reveals different aspects of DNA demethylation involved in tomato ripening process

Using advanced gene-editing technology, a team of scientists found that DNA demethylation is required for the tomato ripening process through both activation of induced genes and the inhibition of ripening-repressed genes.

Deng_adipoStartup developing nanotherapeutic technology that could safely, effectively convert bad fat to good fat, treat obesity

A Purdue-based startup is developing a disruptive nanotherapeutic platform that could induce conversion of bad fat to good fat in an effort to provide a safe and effective way to treat obesity and diabetes.

Corn seed treatment insecticides pose risks to honey bees, yield benefits elusive

Nearly every foraging honey bee in the state of Indiana will encounter neonicotinoids during corn planting season, and the common seed treatments produced no improvement in crop yield, according to a Purdue University study. (Click for a video abstract).

Fei treesTrees are moving westward in response to precipitation changes, Purdue University professor reveals

After analyzing extensive data collected on 86 tree species in the eastern United States, a research team led by Purdue University professor Songlin Fei found that over the past 30 years, most trees have been shifting westward or northward in response to climate change.

Michele BuzonArchaeologist wraps up excavation in Tombos, Sudan in the Nile River Valley

A Purdue University bioarchaeologist finished another field season looking at immigration and colonization during the New Kingdom occupation of Nubia in about 1400 B.C. along the Nile River Valley.

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