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Category: Research

Deconstructing dreams: Purdue researcher investigates the networks we create while our eyes are closed

Friday, April 23rd, 2021

Written By: Rebecca Hoffa, You’re sitting at your desk, scrolling through emails, and suddenly your teeth start falling out. You wake up in a panic, hands immediately flying to your still-intact teeth. Relief washes over you. It was all a dream. Teeth falling out is one of the most common themes in dreams; among […]

Want to improve your child’s math skills? Read them a book

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

Written by: Tim Brouk Parents can improve their preschool child’s math skills by reading specially designed math picture books to them, according to a new study at Purdue University. Through a grant from the Heising-Simons Foundation, David Purpura, associate professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, and his colleagues collaborated with a […]


Purdue Public Health study focuses on COVID-19’s effect on area homeless

Friday, April 16th, 2021

Written by: Tim Brouk Among the many unforgettable news media images during the COVID-19 pandemic were images that depicted cities’ treatment of their homeless populations. Painted boxes spaced six feet apart for homeless individuals to sleep in a Las Vegas parking lot to tiny house villages erected in Seattle showed some metropolitan areas’ varying responses […]

Purdue HHS Parkinson research explores exposure risks, effects on speech and swallow

Monday, April 12th, 2021

Written by: Tim Brouk When Allison Schaser joined Purdue University’s College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) in fall 2020, she brought a unique expertise to a strong Parkinson disease research group. Her perspective — and mouse line — is already playing a vital part in the investigation of this complex disease. An assistant professor […]

HHS Parkinson disease research extends to patients and their families

Monday, April 12th, 2021

Written by: Tim Brouk Parkinson disease affects millions of Americans, yet there is still much mystery behind the debilitating and incurable disease. Symptoms and progression of the disease are highly variable from person to person. While we often talk of curing Parkinson disease, it is critical to consider how to improve quality of life for […]

Increasing access, community outreach key in Purdue neurological autism research

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

Researchers in Purdue University’s College of Health and Human Sciences rely on human subjects for learning more about genetic and developmental disorders like autism, Angelman syndrome and others.

David Matos

Think the Brain is Always Efficient? Think Again.

Friday, March 5th, 2021

If you want to expend energy efficiently, it’s best to tailor your efforts to the final goal. If your devices or network connections can’t display or relay high-resolution images, there’s no point in streaming high-definition movies.

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Purdue University Women’s Global Health Institute names new leadership

Monday, October 7th, 2019

Dorothy Teegarden, professor of Nutrition Science, is WGHI’s new director. Ulrike Dydak, professor of Health Sciences, is the institute’s new associate director.

Purdue Autism Research Center

Interdisciplinary Purdue Autism Research Center established

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

There will be more community programs, resources, collaborations and faculty members researching autism, thanks to an expanded program at Purdue University. The progression of autism support and research at Purdue was triggered by community passions and furthered by administrative support when the Purdue Autism Cluster was created in 2014. It has now culminated in the […]

Purdue study uses telehealth to help identify autism markers for babies and young toddlers

Purdue study uses telehealth to help identify autism markers for babies and young toddlers

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

A long-distance telehealth study at Purdue University could help researchers identify autism symptoms in infancy, which could ultimately help children receive targeted therapy earlier.

David Purpura

Human Development and Family Studies professor wins award for early career achievement

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

David Purpura, associate professor of Human Development and Family Studies has received an Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation to further his research. He is one of the three researchers at Purdue that are serving as shining examples of the university’s place as a leading intellectual center. The awards support the development of individual […]

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