May 19, 2020

Today's Top 5 From Purdue University

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Boiler ‘Maker’ team needs volunteer help to make PPE gowns

Purdue’s volunteer group of faculty and staff is asking for help to provide isolation gowns for first responders and health care workers dealing with the COVID-19 virus.

Media Contact: Brian Huchel,


Expert: Swimming pool facilities water unlikely to spread coronavirus

If recommended chlorine levels are maintained as usual, pools should pose minimal risk of spreading the coronavirus to swimmers.

Media Contact: Kayla Wiles,


Purdue’s Veterinary Hospital presses on to continue treating Indiana’s animals

Even while adapting to the day-to-day challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, protecting the health of animals – and the people that take care of them – across the Hoosier state continues to be a priority for Purdue’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Media Contact: Abbey Nickel,


Purdue-developed nanomaterial significantly enhances potential COVID-19 therapeutic

Niclosamide, a drug used to treat tapeworms, has been found to have a strong antiviral effect against SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing the COVID-19 pandemic.

Media Contact: Maureen Manier,


Can renewable energy really replace fossil fuels?

As global temperatures and energy demand rise simultaneously, the search for sustainable fuel sources is more urgent than ever.

Media Contact: Amy Patterson Neubert,


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