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Liu adhesiveMussel-mimicking adhesive polymer shown to be non-toxic to cells

Purdue University researchers have shown that a synthetic version of a high-strength adhesive produced by mussels is non-toxic to living cells, suggesting its potential suitability for surgical and other biomedical applications.

Hill deer tickTick genome reveals inner workings of a versatile blood-guzzler

An international team of scientists led by Purdue University has sequenced the genome of the tick that transmits Lyme disease, the most common vector-borne illness in North America.

Zika virus and mosquito experts

The first case of Zika virus in an Indiana resident has been confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Pol pollenFrom allergens to anodes: pollen derived battery electrodes

Pollens, the bane of allergy sufferers, could represent a boon for battery makers: Recent research has suggested their potential use as anodes in lithium-ion batteries. 'Our findings have demonstrated that renewable pollens could produce carbon architectures for anode applications in energy storage devices,' said Vilas Pol.

Scharf bedbugBedbug genome uncovers biology of a pest on the rebound

Purdue University researchers participated in a multi-institute project that sequenced the genome of the common bedbug, a blood-sucking insect that has reemerged globally as a hardy pest capable of withstanding most major classes of insecticides.

Women’s health, public health and the Zika virus

The World Health Organization declares the Zika virus is an international public health emergency. The following Purdue University experts can discuss what the Zika virus means for women’s health and fears related to public health outbreaks.

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