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Purdue trustees approve bachelor’s degree in music

April 9, 2021

The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Friday (April 9) approved the creation of a Bachelor of Arts degree in music, ratified two faculty positions and the promotion and tenure of faculty, and issued a resolution of appreciation for friends of the university.

Purdue trustees approve bachelor’s degree in music

SURPRISING LUNG REACTION MAY EXPLAIN WHY COVID IS HARD TO TREAT

April 9, 2021

Researchers unexpectedly found that the virus triggers a biochemical pathway, known as the immune complement system, in lung cells. That might explain why the disease is so difficult to treat

SURPRISING LUNG REACTION MAY EXPLAIN WHY COVID IS HARD TO TREAT

Purdue Professor Focuses on Costly Cattle Disease

April 9, 2021

A Purdue University professor has been awarded more than $1 million in grants to further his research of bovine respiratory disease, which is one of the most common and costly diseases affecting beef cattle.

Purdue Professor Focuses on Costly Cattle Disease

Meet Cooper, the Super Trouper!

April 9, 2021

Cooper is an 11-year-old yellow Labrador Retriever who has endeared himself to his medical team at the Purdue University Veterinary Hospital ever since he was first seen in May 2017 because of instability in his right shoulder. The surgery to stabilize his shoulder proved successful, to the delight of his owners, Rick and Mona Hansen of Fishers, Ind.

Meet Cooper, the Super Trouper!

Stress from work and social interactions put women at higher coronary heart disease risk

April 9, 2021

Psychosocial stress - typically resulting from difficulty coping with challenging environments - may work synergistically to put women at significantly higher risk of developing coronary heart disease, according to a new study.

Stress from work and social interactions put women at higher coronary heart disease risk

Spit samples uncover genetic risk factors for pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder

April 9, 2021

Researchers have discovered genetic risk factors for OCD that could help pave the way for earlier diagnosis and improved treatment for children and youth. Saliva samples from 5,000 kids were scanned and compared to responses using the Toronto Obsessive-Compulsive Scale. The team identified that those with a genetic variant in the gene PTPRD had a greater risk for obsessive-compulsive traits.

Spit samples uncover genetic risk factors for pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder

COVID-19 causes 'unexpected' cellular response in the lungs, research finds

April 8, 2021

New insights into the immune response to SARS-CoV-2 infections could bring better treatments for COVID-19 cases. An international team of researchers unexpectedly found that a biochemical pathway, known as the immune complement system, is triggered in lung cells by the virus, which might explain why the disease is so difficult to treat. The research is published this week in the journal Science Immunology.

COVID-19 causes 'unexpected' cellular response in the lungs, research finds

New inhibitors may offer novel approach to treating deadly tuberculosis

April 8, 2021

Purdue University innovators have developed highly potent and selective compounds for use in the treatment of tuberculosis, which is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide.

New inhibitors may offer novel approach to treating deadly tuberculosis

Listening to Nature Gives You a Real Rocky Mountain High

April 8, 2021

Miles away from the nearest road in Colorado’s Wheeler Geologic Area, the problem of noise pollution hit home for conservation biologist Rachel Buxton. ‘It was a gorgeous, remote valley, and then a plane flew over and you could hear the noise for ages as it reverberated in the valley,” she says. “I remember thinking, ‘wow, this is a really pervasive issue.’”

Listening to Nature Gives You a Real Rocky Mountain High

Teaching data science for smart agriculture

April 8, 2021

Technology is bringing tremendous advances to the practice of agriculture. For example, take the use of sensors and geographic information systems for precision, site-specific crop management, in which data are continuously collected directly in the fields using unmanned aerial systems (UAS) or satellite/aerial mounted sensors to monitor variables like soil nutrient status, moisture content, extent of pest infestation, etc.

Teaching data science for smart agriculture