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Pol pollenFrom allergens to anodes: pollen derived battery electrodes

Pollens, the bane of allergy sufferers, could represent a boon for battery makers: Recent research has suggested their potential use as anodes in lithium-ion batteries. 'Our findings have demonstrated that renewable pollens could produce carbon architectures for anode applications in energy storage devices,' said Vilas Pol.


Scharf bedbugBedbug genome uncovers biology of a pest on the rebound

Purdue University researchers participated in a multi-institute project that sequenced the genome of the common bedbug, a blood-sucking insect that has reemerged globally as a hardy pest capable of withstanding most major classes of insecticides.


Women’s health, public health and the Zika virus

The World Health Organization declares the Zika virus is an international public health emergency. The following Purdue University experts can discuss what the Zika virus means for women’s health and fears related to public health outbreaks.


Zika virus and mosquito-borne disease experts

The World Health Organization declares the Zika virus is an international public health emergency. The following Purdue University experts can discuss the virus, how it spreads and interacts with humans and mosquitos, mosquito control, and ways to protect from mosquito bites.


Zhao riceTransgenic plants' 'die and let live' strategy dramatically increases drought resistance

Purdue University researchers found that engineering plants to produce high levels of a protein known as PYL9 dramatically boosted drought tolerance in rice and the model plant Arabidopsis.


Silicon-based metamaterials could bring photonic circuits

New transparent metamaterials under development could make possible computer chips and interconnecting circuits that use light instead of electrons to process and transmit data, representing a potential leap in performance.


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