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Largest worldwide Tourette syndrome genetics and neuroimaging study also promises insight into related disorders
Researchers have been working to find a cause and cure for Tourette syndrome since the neurological disorder was first documented in 1885. Purdue University’s progress in that work in recent years is now being rewarded with a $2.6 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health for further TS research.
The Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (UNALM) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), associated with Oklahoma, Utah State and Purdue universities, the Alliance Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), have launched the PERU-Hub project. This $15 million grant-funded effort will improve the economic conditions of farmers in the Huallaga Valley by building a base of knowledge in tropical agriculture and technology transfer.
Solving the seemingly unsolvable in the realms of math and science is what propels the research conducted by three distinguished Purdue students and guides their academic accomplishments in STEM.
Clint Chapple, distinguished professor in the Purdue University College of Agriculture’s Department of Biochemistry, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. NAS membership recognizes achievement in original research and is widely regarded as one of the highest honors in science and technology.
Ascension St. Vincent and Purdue University are pleased to announce plans to build a neighborhood hospital in the Discovery Park District at Purdue, adjacent to Purdue University’s campus. Ascension St. Vincent has purchased seven acres of land from the university located at the northeast corner of Airport Road and Highway 231. The facility will bring inpatient and emergency care within the city of West Lafayette for the first time.
Purdue University and Ivy Tech Community College are partnering to help meet the future workforce needs in microelectronics, a field that is expected to add more than 100,000 workers over the next decade.
A Purdue University physics and astronomy professor whose work is dedicated to environmental safety and enhancing renewable energy production has been elected to one of the nation’s highest science honors.