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rod plate‘Buildings’ in human bone may hold key to stronger 3D-printed lightweight structures

What do bones and 3D-printed buildings have in common? They both have columns and beams on the inside that determine how long they last.


Eicher MillerFood pantries can help improve nutrition, diet quality

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 37 million people nationally live in food-insecure households. For those who visit food pantries, the frequency of their visits matters.


mussel proteinYour food may help make stickier, safer glues for laptops, packaging, furniture

You cannot make glue out of a ham sandwich – but you may be able to use the components of that food to create a strong adhesive.


Campbell proteinHow does protein fit in your holiday diet or New Year’s resolutions?

While some diets load up on protein and other diets dictate protein sources, it can be hard to know what to consume while managing weight or during weight loss.


cancer painAn engineering approach to reduce the pain of chemotherapy

A study published in the American Journal of Managed Care states that the number of patients requiring first-line chemotherapy is expected to increase by more than 50%, from 9.8 million to 15 million, from 2018 to 2040.


Alconbury WestonUK science engineering company ready to take unique Purdue heating technology to the market

A novel heating technology based on materials commonly used in the aerospace industry soon may be helping doctors, forensic scientists and automobile manufacturers. Alconbury Weston Limited, a science-engineering company based in the United Kingdom, has licensed carbon fiber technology from Purdue Research Foundation to support industries ranging from research institutes to commercial manufacturers.


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