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Breakthrough soybean research by Purdue and Dow AgroSciences could save farmers millions

Through a collaborative project, Purdue University and Dow AgroSciences researchers have discovered a novel soybean gene that provides resistance to a devastating and costly fungal disease.

First measurements of iodine in the Arctic reveal questions about air pollution

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New measurements of molecular iodine in the Arctic show that even a tiny amount of the element can deplete ozone in the lower atmosphere.

Purdue multigenerational farm research available for download

New research from Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business on decision-making transitions for multigenerational farms is now available for download.

High tunnels boost yield, along with plant-damaging insects

Growers of tomatoes, cucumbers and other vegetables can extend their growing season and increase yield by placing high tunnels over their cold-sensitive crops, but those tunnels don’t provide the pest protection that has long been assumed.

Nutrient management research aims to reduce costs, environmental consequences

Purdue University researchers in the Department of Agronomy are part of a $2 million, multi-university effort to update fertilizer management guidelines across the Corn Belt that could save farmers money and reduce the amount of nutrients reaching rivers and streams.

Nanoparticle-drug combo turns white fat to brown fat with potential to treat obesity, diabetes

In a potential breakthrough for the treatment of obesity and diabetes, Purdue University scientists have found a way to deliver a drug directly to stored white fat cells to turn them into more easily burned brown fat cells.

Self-powered paper-based ‘SPEDs’ may lead to new medical-diagnostic tools

A new medical-diagnostic device made out of paper detects biomarkers and identifies diseases by performing electrochemical analyses - powered only by the user’s touch - and reads out the color-coded test results, making it easy for non-experts to understand.

Purdue doctoral student develops engineering tools, devices to provide a more active learning environment to students

A Purdue doctoral student has founded a company to provide engineering education tools and novel devices to students and hobbyists to encourage a more hands-on learning experience.

Purdue scientist receives $1.6 million grant on repurposed drugs as treatment

Purdue University researcher has been awarded a $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to further study whether two FDA-approved drugs can be repurposed to treat life-threatening drug-resistant bacteria.

Purdue researchers explore new chapter of physics

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Interactions between light and matter are a fundamental unit of modern physics, but recently researchers have started to look beyond the standard textbook interactions.

Discovery could lead to new catalyst design to reduce nitrogen oxides in diesel exhaust

Researchers have discovered a new reaction mechanism that could be used to improve catalyst designs for pollution-control systems to further reduce emissions of smog-causing nitrogen oxides in diesel exhaust.

U2U delivers tools, changes conversation on climate issues

A recently completed research and Extension project has led to the creation of several tools farmers can use for years to come. It also has provided a new way of looking at how to get climate information into the hands of those who need it, according to researchers involved in the 6-year study.

‘Organismic learning’ mimics some aspects of human thought

A new computing technology called “organismoids” mimics some aspects of human thought by learning how to forget unimportant memories while retaining more vital ones.

Growing food in space, and in cities where there’s not much space

Cold and unforgiving with no gravity, no atmosphere, no water, space is not a great place to grow a garden. 

Super-light material possesses high strength, other attributes

A new featherweight, flame-resistant and super-elastic “metamaterial” has been shown to combine high strength with electrical conductivity and thermal insulation, suggesting potential applications from buildings to aerospace.

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