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cytochrome b6f complexFat molecules influence form and function of key photosynthesis protein

A mysterious space within a protein critical to photosynthesis is filled with fat molecules that influence both the protein’s architecture and electrical properties, according to two recent studies.

Researchers uncover structure of enzyme that makes plant cellulose

Purdue researchers have discovered the structure of the enzyme that makes cellulose, a finding that could lead to easier ways of breaking down plant materials to make biofuels and other products and materials.

robotic fabricRobotic fabric could bring 'active clothing,' wearable robots

Researchers are developing a robotic fabric that moves and contracts and is embedded with sensors, an approach that could bring 'active clothing' and a new class of 'soft' robots.

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.

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