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Feed the need: Toddlers’ nutrition often short on vitamins, minerals, but long on sugar, salt

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Feeding a hungry toddler can be one of the biggest challenges parents and caregivers face every day, especially when trying to provide healthy meals quickly.  

Acid reflux could cause death during epileptic seizures, study finds

Pedro Irazoqui had just enjoyed a huge lobster dinner.

Blood infections need to be treated fast. This new tool could help

Bloodstream infections are notoriously deadly. Not because they’re untreatable, but because they work fast and are hard to diagnose.

2018's Top 10 research news stories from Purdue

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The most popular research news stories from Purdue for 2018 included articles about air quality for babies, service dogs for vets, the world's fastest spinning object and an answer as to whether money buys you happiness.

Purdue researcher creates ‘minimal chair’ that can ship flat, take seconds to assemble with no tools

Purdue University researcher has designed what he calls a “minimal chair” that can be shipped in a thin flat box, taking only seconds to assemble without tools, as part of an effort to create furniture design processes that could significantly change lean manufacturing across the world.

Purdue advances autonomous robot that interacts with humans using natural language and vision processing

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Purdue University researchers in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering are developing integrative language and vision software that may enable an autonomous robot to interact with people in different environments and accomplish navigational goals.

New medications offer improved treatment for alcohol use disorders, chronic pain, mood disorders

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Helping people with addictions has become a research passion for Purdue University’s Richard van Rijn, who is leading a team to make drug discoveries to support millions around the world dealing with alcohol use disorders, chronic pain and mood disorders.

Possible biomarker for multiple sclerosis identified

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A biomarker for multiple sclerosis that could be an early warning for the disease has shown promise in both human and animal testing.

Street lives: Purdue program paves paths of hope through engineering concepts for street children in Kenya

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Change can be scary, especially when it involves creating a completely unknown and uncertain path forward.

New models sense human trust in smart machines

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New “classification models” sense how well humans trust intelligent machines they collaborate with, a step toward improving the quality of interactions and teamwork.

New 2-in-1 powder aerosol to upgrade fight against deadly superbugs in lungs

A Purdue University drug formulation incorporates two antibiotics to help fight the global crisis of antimicrobial resistance.

Insider attacks: Purdue developing new treatment options for millions with autoimmune diseases

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Living with an autoimmune disease can feel like an insider is attacking your body. An estimated 24 million people in the United States are affected by autoimmune diseases, a group of diseases in which the person’s immune system attacks part of the person’s own body.

Purdue researchers devise 3D printer that can make energetic materials safer, in more environmentally friendly way

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Purdue University researchers have devised a method of 3D printing that can produce energetic materials with fine geometric features faster and with less expense than traditional methods, while also being safer and more environmentally friendly.

Yin and yang: Opposites in nature, fluoride and lithium, compete for higher-energy batteries

The chemical element that makes up most of today's batteries, lithium, may soon be challenged by its polar opposite on the periodic table: fluoride. Yes, the same stuff in toothpaste.

High-temperature electronics? That’s hot

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A new organic plastic material allows electronics to function at extreme temperatures without sacrificing performance.

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