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New drug technology may improve treatment options for aggressive types of breast cancer


Purdue Universityresearchers have developed a new technology that may change how one of the most aggressive types of breast cancer is treated.

Interaction of paired and lined-up electrons can be manipulated in semiconductors


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The way that electrons paired as composite particles or arranged in lines interact with each other within a semiconductor provides new design opportunities for electronics, according to recent findings in Nature Communications.

Purdue receives $2.6 million DOE grant for high-energy physics research


Ongoing research in elementary particle physics will be expanded, thanks to a $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to fund Purdue University’s High Energy Physics Group.

New compound shown to be as effective as FDA-approved drugs against life-threatening infections; tests indicate it is less susceptible to resistance


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Purdue University researchers have identified  a new compound that in preliminary testing has shown itself to be as effective as antibiotics approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat life-threatening infections while also appearing to be less susceptible to bacterial resistance.

Team to study new gene associated with Parkinson’s disease


A multidisciplinary team of researchers at Purdue University and the University of Bordeaux in France has received a grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease to study a new gene associated with Parkinson’s disease, which was linked to the disease using novel big data methodologies.

New 2-dimensional nanomaterial shows promise for high-speed electronics, defense tools and biochemical detection devices


Purdue University researchers have discovered a two-dimensional nanomaterial derived from the rare element tellurium that may change how infrared technology is used in national defense tools, surveillance equipment, high-performance electronics and biochemical detection devices.

New efficient and economical technique helps remove pharmaceuticals, chemical contaminants from public water systems


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As the controversy surrounding the Environmental Protection Agency and water contamination heats up in Washington, D.C., Purdue University researchers have developed a technology to remove pharmaceuticals, including antibiotics and controlled substances, and chemical contaminants from public water systems.

Block play could improve your child’s math skills, executive functioning


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Semi-structured block play among preschool-age children has the potential to improve two skills – mathematics and executive functioning – critical to kindergarten readiness, according a new study by Purdue University researchers.

Study shows physiological and behavioral benefits may be experienced by veterans with PTSD who have service dogs


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A new study shows how veterans with PTSD may benefit physiologically from using service dogs.

New method for cell identification leads to discovery of melanoma subtypes


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Cells have traditionally been categorized into different types, such as T-cells and B-cells, based on observable features. But new research published in Nature Communications shows cells are far more complex.

Patients’ self-diagnosis of personality disorders not as far off as previously believed


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Purdue University researchers think the gap between a psychologists’ diagnosis and a patient’s self-evaluation might not be as extreme as previously perceived when both are using the same evaluation tools.

New study finds Mediterranean-style eating pattern with lean, unprocessed red meat improves cardiovascular disease risk factors


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Adopting a Mediterranean-style eating pattern improves heart health, with or without reducing red meat intake, if the red meat consumed is lean and unprocessed, according to a Purdue University nutrition study.

Research Highlights


Research Highlights

Mineralogy on Mars points to a cold and icy ancient climate


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Researchers expect the volcanoes in Mars’ Sisyphi Planum region to look similar to subglacial volcanoes on earth, such as Herðubreið in Iceland.

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