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Discovery provides path to pathogen-targeted antibiotics

August 15, 2019

"Take with food" is a common warning for people using antibiotics, but a discovery announced this week in the scientific journal Nature may create a path to more targeted drugs. This advice for taking antibiotics is needed because current drugs kill any type of bacteria, including the helpful bacteria in our intestines that help us digest our food. When we take current antibiotics, it can cause digestive distress, and even worse outcomes.

Discovery provides path to pathogen-targeted antibiotics

A HEALTHIER GRANOLA BAR FOR KIDS' LUNCHBOXES

August 15, 2019

Looking for a healthy treat to pack in your kid's lunch? The homemade berry nuts granola bar can be sweet and nutritious at the same time. The main ingredient is oats - a whole grain - meaning it contains the plant's bran, germ and entire grain. "Oats have heart-healthy effects, including its soluble fiber effect on lowering LDL cholesterol and blood glucose," said Connie Weaver, a distinguished professor in the Department of Nutrition Science at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. She said oats also contain avenanthramides, a micronutrient with strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities that may protect against aging-related conditions such as cardiovascular disease.

A HEALTHIER GRANOLA BAR FOR KIDS' LUNCHBOXES

Cornell partners with Purdue on global food safety

August 15, 2019

Foodborne illnesses affect 600 million people around the world each year, causing 420,000 deaths. According to the World Health Organization, more than a quarter of these deaths are children younger than 5. Cornell is teaming with Purdue University – a partnership of land-grant universities from New York and Indiana – to establish the first Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety, which aims to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges in agriculture and food insecurity.

Cornell partners with Purdue on global food safety

The power of 4D technology advances care for heart patients

August 14, 2019

Ultrasound techniques offer new options, advanced images for doctors, patients

The power of 4D technology advances care for heart patients

Researchers propose new topological phase of atomic matter hosting ‘photonic skyrmions’

August 14, 2019

The field of topology or the study of how surfaces behave in different dimensions has profoundly influenced the current understanding of matter. The prime example is the topological insulator, which conducts electricity only on the surface while being completely insulating inside the bulk. Now electrical and computer engineering researchers have proposed for the first time that this same electronic conductivity influences the topological properties of light inside atomic matter.  

Researchers propose new topological phase of atomic matter hosting ‘photonic skyrmions’

Purdue leading $10 million effort to address global food safety

August 14, 2019

Purdue University is now home to a lab aimed at increasing awareness and developing environments for food safety around the world. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded nearly $10 million to Purdue to establish the first-ever Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety (FSIL), with the opportunity for up to $20 million in additional funding from USAID for research tailored to specific countries’ needs. Haley Oliver, an associate professor of food science, will direct the lab in collaboration with Cornell University. Scientists will develop programs to improve food safety in Bangladesh, Kenya, Ethiopia, Senegal and Cambodia.

Purdue leading $10 million effort to address global food safety

The power of 4D technology advances care for heart patients

August 14, 2019

A tool that has been around for decades shows new promise in helping people with heart disease. A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds that adding ultrasound imaging during the doctor’s assessment of cardiac function could help improve diagnoses and treatments. These findings come while Purdue University heart imaging researchers are also developing novel strategies to study cardiovascular disease with 4D ultrasound – using 3D space and time. While recent advancements have made 4D ultrasound available to the clinic, the information extracted for patient care remains similar to that provided by its conventional usage as a 2D imaging technique.

The power of 4D technology advances care for heart patients

Quantum entanglement in chemical reactions? Now there’s a way to find out

August 13, 2019

Scientists have long suspected that a quantum phenomenon might play a role in photosynthesis and other chemical reactions of nature, but don’t know for sure because such a phenomenon is so difficult to identify.

Quantum entanglement in chemical reactions? Now there’s a way to find out

Invasive pests kill so many trees each year, it’s equal to 5 million car emissions

August 13, 2019

Invasive insects and pathogens have wreaked havoc on ash, elm, chestnut trees and others, wiping some of them almost completely from American forests. In addition to the ecological impact, a Purdue University study shows that the carbon storage lost to these pests each year is the same as the amount of carbon emitted by 5 million vehicles.

Invasive pests kill so many trees each year, it’s equal to 5 million car emissions

Purdue leading $10 million effort to address global food safety

August 13, 2019

Purdue’s Haley Oliver will lead the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety (FSIL) in partnership with Cornell University. The lab, funded by $10 million from USAID, will focus on developing programs to improve food safety in Bangladesh, Kenya, Ethiopia, Senegal and Cambodia

Purdue leading $10 million effort to address global food safety

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