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Purdue receives inaugural 21st Century Scholars award

The state's higher education commission will honor Purdue University for its work in helping 21st Century Scholars students.

Avian influenza expert raises concerns as USDA stockpiles vaccines

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is creating a stockpile of avian influenza vaccines, but an expert suggests careful consideration of the strategy and cautions that the strain of the next outbreak is unknown.

Purdue, WL police offer safety reminders as holidays approach

With recent reports of robberies in the West Lafayette area and the approaching holidays, Purdue University and West Lafayette City police want to remind the campus and local communities to think about safety.

New pain mechanisms revealed for neurotoxin in spinal cord injury

A toxin released by the body in response to spinal cord injuries increases pain by causing a proliferation of channels containing pain sensors, new research shows, and this hypersensitivity also extends to peripheral nerves in the limbs far from the injury site.

inspire toyguide2INSPIRE gift guide offers STEM, engineering toy ideas

For the second straight year, the INSPIRE Research Institute for Pre-College Engineering issued its Engineering Gift Guide just in time for the holiday shopping season.

Keon chosen as chancellor-designate of Purdue University Northwest

Thomas Keon will be the chancellor when Purdue University Northwest officially comes into existence on July 1, 2016, the result of the unification of Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central.

brain deformationWireless sensor enables study of traumatic brain injury

A new system that uses a wireless implant has been shown to record for the first time how brain tissue deforms when subjected to the kind of shock that causes blast-induced trauma commonly seen in combat veterans.

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