July 28, 2020

Today's Top 5 From Purdue University

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You will want to read these good stories that you may have missed.

Has life existed beyond Earth? Purdue professor going to great lengths to find out.

Briony Horgan, associate professor of earth, atmospheric, and planetary sciences at Purdue, is working to determine whether we are alone in the universe, or if life once existed on other planets such as Mars.

Media Contact: Steve Tally, steve@purdue.edu


Majority agree masks have a role in US response to COVID-19

Researchers from Purdue and Oklahoma State University’s agricultural economics departments conducted a nationally representative survey of 1,198 U.S. residents to understand beliefs and knowledge regarding the role of masks in relation to the spread of COVID-19, as well as perceptions of the most important places to wear a mask.

Media Contact: Kami Goodwin, kami@purdue.edu


Purdue commercialization ecosystem drives 8-year upward trend, hits 300-plus startups, ranks 3rd in US

Purdue technologies have generated 300-plus startups, helping millions of people in 100-plus countries and continuing Purdue’s commercialization ecosystem on a fast-paced upward trend to move inventions to the global market, where they can improve lives and advance the economy.

Media Contact: Cynthia Sequincasequin@prf.org


Study finds the most important task for a PTSD service dog for veterans is disrupting anxiety

A recent study led by Purdue’s College of Veterinary Medicine shows what trained tasks service dogs perform most often and which ones are the most helpful to veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Media Contact: Amy Patterson Neubert, apatterson@purdue.edu


Expert: Effects of COVID-19 on K-12 school building water systems

As schools begin to reopen across the country, Purdue engineers are advising them on how to make sure water systems that were stagnate during the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown are safe.

Media Contact: Kayla Wiles, wiles5@purdue.edu

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