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Tourette Syndrome risk increases in people with genetic copy variations

June 22, 2017

An international team that just conducted the largest study of Tourette Syndrome has identified genetic abnormalities that are the first definitive risk genes for the disorder.

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Satellite technology could help agricultural producers more accurately measure subsurface moisture

June 22, 2017

Agricultural producers could, in the future, make use of better forecasts to more efficiently irrigate their fields using a Purdue-developed technology that could more accurately sense soil moisture below the surface through measuring the reflections of communication satellite signals.

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Research collaboration brings new concepts for potassium-ion batteries

June 21, 2017

Researchers are making progress in developing rechargeable batteries based on potassium, a potential alternative to lithium that’s less expensive and far more plentiful, and also have shown how to derive carbon for battery electrodes from old tires.

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Neurotoxin in cigarette smoke worsens pain in spinal cord injuries

June 14, 2017

Researchers have identified a key component in cigarette smoke that worsens pain in people with spinal cord injury, suggesting that a critical element within tobacco is responsible for such pain-inducing effects.

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Concept could sustainably meet human resource needs of ‘full earth’

June 9, 2017

A new concept proposes to provide food, energy and water resources for the world’s growing population by combining systems that simultaneously use different parts of sunlight’s spectrum to produce crops, generate electricity, collect heat and purify water.

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Major investment in multi-user equipment significantly improves Purdue’s research infrastructure

June 8, 2017

The Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships (EVPRP) is pleased to announce eight awards to acquire major multi-user scientific instruments that will invigorate and accelerate research projects across the West Lafayette campus. These projects were made possible by support from the Office of the President and approved for funding in the 2017 spring semester. The investment was enabled by the record research expenditures in fiscal year 2016 of over $622 million, and recognizes and further supports faculty successes in research as well as their efforts to compete for sponsored research awards.

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New clinical trial to study effects that service dogs have on veterans with PTSD

June 6, 2017

A new clinical trial, led by the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Center for the Human Animal Bond, hopes to quantify the effects and role of service dogs for military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Mycologist Aime receives Purdue Agriculture Research Award

June 2, 2017

Mary Catherine Aime, professor of botany and plant pathology at Purdue University, has been named recipient of the university’s 2017 Agriculture Research Award for her significant contributions and excellence in research to agriculture, natural resources and quality of life across the globe.

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Combining MRI and optical microscopy promising for brain research

June 2, 2017

Functional magnetic resonance imaging reveals changes in blood-oxygen levels in different parts of the brain, but the data show nothing about what is actually happening in and between brain cells, information needed to better understand brain circuitry and function.

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'Instantly rechargeable' battery could change the future of electric and hybrid automobiles

June 1, 2017

A technology developed by Purdue researchers could provide an “instantly rechargeable” method that is safe, affordable and environmentally friendly for recharging electric and hybrid vehicle batteries through a quick and easy process similar to refueling a car at a gas station.

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