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Wilker antifoulingApproach may offer nontoxic alternative for ship antifouling technology

A new approach represents a potential environmentally friendly method to control tenacious shellfish that attach to the hulls of ships, increasing drag and hiking fuel consumption by as much as 50 percent.

Key epigenetic switch mechanism in gene regulation discovered

A Purdue University study pinpointed an epigenetic mechanism that is a key factor in how genes are switched on and off.

Indigenous group add to evidence tying cesarean birth to obesity

A Purdue University study of an indigenous group of Maya people reinforces the link between Cesarean births and obesity.

Nicolò Michelusi Purdue part of NSF effort to improve wireless communications

Purdue University is part of a National Science Foundation effort to enhance the public's access to a radio spectrum that will become increasingly congested due to a proliferation of smartphones and the 'internet of things,' spurring greater demand for wireless broadband.

Empowering preschool children with the language of math adds up to stronger skills

Teaching preschool children simple math-related vocabulary and concepts, such as 'more,' 'a lot,' 'some' and 'fewer,' improves their mathematical skills, according to a new a study from Purdue University.

Zhu plant enviromentUnderstanding how plants withstand harsh conditions remains major research challenge

Understanding how plants sense and cope with harsh conditions such as drought, too much salt in the soil or extreme temperatures could help researchers develop tougher crops - an essential step to improving agricultural productivity, environmental sustainability and global food security.

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