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Photo gallery: It may be cold outside, but it's nice and green inside the Purdue greenhouses


The icy grip of winter melts away inside world-class Purdue Horticulture Plant Growth Facility and the Lilly Greenhouses and Plant Growth Facility located on Purdue’s West Lafayette campus. 

MicroRNA could help treat cancer and asthma


A microRNA that regulates inflammation shows promise as a treatment for inflammatory diseases such as asthma and cancer, according to research published in Cell Reports.

All-terrain microbot moves by tumbling over complex topography


A new type of all-terrain microbot that moves by tumbling could help usher in tiny machines for various applications.

Money only buys happiness for a certain amount


There is an optimal point to how much money it takes to make an individual happy, and that amount varies worldwide, according to research from Purdue University.

Study shows service dogs are associated with lower PTSD symptoms among war veterans


A preliminary study led by researchers in the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine has shown that overall symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder are lower among war veterans with service dogs.

Purdue developing energy-saving sensor in DOE project


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Purdue University will lead a U.S. Department of Energy project to develop sensors aimed at reducing the cost and environmental impact of operating a building’s heating, air-conditioning and ventilation system.

Blockchain lab receives $1.5 million grant for project research


A Purdue Blockchain Lab project received a $1.5 million grant from an Australian company supporting blockchain research and technology development.

Silk fibers could be high-tech ‘natural metamaterials’


New research has demonstrated how the nano-architecture of a silkworm’s fiber causes “Anderson localization of light,” a discovery that could lead to various innovations and a better understanding of light transport and heat transfer.

New research yields super-strong aluminum alloy


Researchers have demonstrated how to create a super-strong aluminum alloy that rivals the strength of stainless steel, an advance with potential industrial applications

A popular tool for drug discovery just got 10 times faster


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Researchers at Purdue University just made high throughput screening, a process often used in drug discovery, 10 times faster than previous methods.

Study reveals secrets of ‘fluid-like’ heat flow in solid semiconductor at nanoscale; findings important for design of new devices


Researchers are applying the same “hydrodynamic transport model” used to study flow in fluids to explain heat transport in a solid semiconductor, with potential implications for the design of high-speed transistors and lasers.

Study: Hormone keys plant growth or stress tolerance, but not both


Plants that grow well tend to be sensitive to heat and drought, and plants that can handle those stresses often have stunted growth.

New C-BRIC center will tackle brain-inspired computing


Purdue University will lead a new national center to develop brain-inspired computing for intelligent autonomous systems such as drones and personal robots capable of operating without human intervention.

Fast-moving electrons create current in organic solar cells


Researchers at Purdue University have identified the mechanism that allows organic solar cells to create a charge, solving a longstanding puzzle in physics, according to a paper published Friday (Jan. 12) in the journal Science Advances.

Study uncovers distinctions in major crop genome evolutions


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Sometime between 5 million and 13 million years ago, both maize and soybeans underwent genome duplications, but Purdue University scientists believe they happened in very different manners.

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