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Persian walnut treesNo accident: Ancient walnut forests linked to languages, trade routes

If Persian walnut trees could talk, they might tell of the numerous traders who moved along the Silk Roads' thousands of miles over thousands of years, carrying among their valuable merchandise the seeds that would turn into the mighty walnut forests that are spread across Asia.


Willoughby tortoiseEndangered animals can be identified by rate of genetic diversity loss

A Purdue University study presents a novel approach for identifying vertebrate populations at risk of extinction by estimating the rate of genetic diversity loss, a measurement that could help researchers and conservationists better identify and rank species that are threatened or endangered.


blast traumaLaboratory research mimics blast-induced brain trauma in soldiers

Researchers have developed a procedure to mimic in laboratory experiments a form of brain trauma commonly seen in combat veterans, and findings suggest a new diagnostic tool for early detection and a potential treatment.


Research: Existing crop models can forecast yield in uncertain climate conditions

A study led by Indiana State Climatologist Dev Niyogi of Purdue University has determined that existing crop models can reliably forecast corn yields during times of climate variability, specifically the El Niño and La Niña systems that influence temperature and precipitation in certain growing seasons.


Wachs starSurgeons may get remote assistance with new 'telementoring' system

Researchers at Purdue University and the Indiana University School of Medicine are developing an 'augmented reality telementoring' system to provide effective support to surgeons on the battlefield from specialists located thousands of miles away.


A detector shines in search for dark matter

Results of the XENON100 experiment are a bright spot in the search for dark matter.


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