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flu-shotYou can’t get the flu from a flu shot

As the nation prepares for a flu season amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, several myths and misconceptions about the flu vaccine will reappear.

chester-mentalhealthShaken and stirred: The relation between stress and alcohol

There are many unknowns with the COVID-19 pandemic, but people’s relationship with alcohol and rationale for drinking seem to be consistent.

feng-petsIs your pet's food making you sick? Study finds many don't know the risk.

Each year, more than 50 million Americans develop gastrointestinal issues that lead them to question the safety of their most recent meals. It’s entirely possible that their distress could be caused not by the food they have eaten, but the meals served to their furry friends.

dahl-memoryNIH grant to help fast-track Neurodon’s Alzheimer’s drug development research

A $2 million grant from the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health to Neurodon, a Purdue University-affiliated startup, will help fast-track molecules that could improve memory and reduce Alzheimer’s disease neurodegeneration.

brubaker-interactionsComputational model could improve success in translating drugs from animal studies to humans

About 50% of people who take the drug infliximab for inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn’s disease, end up becoming resistant or unresponsive to it.

irazoqui-transmitterImplantable transmitter provides wireless option for biomedical devices

Purdue University innovators are working on inventions to use micro-chip technology in implantable devices and other wearable products such as smart watches to improve biomedical devices, including those used to monitor people with glaucoma and heart disease.

bahr-bacteriaInnovative treatment prevents spread of bacteria across metal surfaces

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a treatment to infuse a hardened metal surface with naturally occurring antimicrobial peptides.

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