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Libby RichardsIt’s more convenient than ever to get a flu shot

Getting a flu shot is quick, easy and convenient. In other words, there are no good excuses for not getting vaccinated, says Libby Richards, an associate professor of nursing who specializes in public health at Purdue University’s School of Nursing.

Solorio implantAvailability of drugs as implants could expand, thanks to MRI maps

What if a drug you need every single day of your life could be implanted into your body so that you don’t have to remember to take a pill?

Mosier pumpkinA new way to create pumpkin spice products, drugs, cosmetics

“Like oil and water” doesn’t apply just to personal relationships that aren’t working. It also applies to the challenges scientists face when combining spices and other products that conventionally do not mix well in producing improved drugs, foods and cosmetics.

Somani vastraPurdue student startup targets drowsy driving with next-generation driver safety system

Drowsy driving is blamed for hundreds of deaths each year in the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 4,000 people were killed in vehicle crashes involving drowsy driving from 2013 to 2017.

Scott brain flower‘Hope Stems’ to bloom at Purdue, raising awareness on addictions, substance use

Each day, 130 Americans die from opioid use. By using a giant floral brain symbolizing the effect opioids has on one’s body, a group of Purdue University faculty, staff and students are working to break the stigma of addictions and substance use.

Lyle cancerGetting cancer drugs to the brain is difficult – but a new ‘road map’ might make it easier

The human brain has some remarkable capabilities – including the ability to block cancer drugs from effectively reaching cancer cells in the brain.

tungara frogRisky business: Frogs’ mating calls also attract predators

Frogs have been struggling a bit in recent years. Their populations around the world have been declining for decades, and the reasons for their loss come from many fronts. Like many other animals, frogs are losing their homes and learning to live in a changing world.

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