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richards-fluBeing cold isn’t why you get a cold

As cold and flu season ramps up – even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic – some people still follow the old adage of “Don’t go outside without a coat; you’ll catch a cold.”

human-calcitoninNew drug form may help treat osteoporosis, calcium-related disorders

A novel form of a drug used to treat osteoporosis that comes with the potential for fewer side effects may provide a new option for patients.

Talk is cheap: Why we make healthy claims but indulge in unhealthy behaviors

The time period between Thanksgiving and Christmas is characterized by overindulgence. While we tell others that we are eating and drinking in moderation, controlling our spending, and exercising more, in reality, we do the exact opposite. So where does this disconnect come from?

bhunia-probioticBioengineered probiotic could prevent Listeria infections

For pregnant women, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems, listeriosis is a serious foodborne illness often linked to deli meats, fresh produce and dairy products. Even with antibiotic treatment, listeriosis is fatal for about 20 percent of patients, resulting in thousands of deaths annually.

low-discoverNew cancer immunotherapy shows great promise in early research

A new approach to cancer immunotherapy has the potential to be a universal treatment for solid tumors, according to researchers at Purdue University.

Gaurav_Chopra_portraitArtificial intelligence collaboration seeking to hasten COVID-19 insights

During the COVID-19 pandemic, health care professionals and researchers have been confined mostly to using local and national datasets to study the impact of comorbidities (chronic or long-term health conditions), pre-existing medication use, demographics and various interventions on disease course.

PCCR_labTreating cancers starts small: More than 100 Purdue scientists study cancer on the cellular level

When cancer patients ask about the drug that may save their lives, they don’t expect to hear about zebrafish or fruit flies. Yet this is precisely where the life-saving treatments coming out of the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research begin.

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