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Can herbicides cause breast cancer? Scientists discover a piece to the puzzle.

Friday, October 4th, 2019 - Scientists know that the solution to preventing breast cancer won’t come easily, but a collaborative team of scientists at Purdue University and the Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM)/Institut de Cancérologie de L’Ouest (ICO) in Nantes, France, say they’ve recently discovered one of the missing pieces of the puzzle when...



What will the next 150 years bring for the College of Veterinary Medicine?

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 - The sesquicentennial celebration marks a time for Purdue to renew its commitment to growth, discovery and innovation. What giant leaps will the next 150 years bring as Purdue continues its drive to meet the world’s future challenges? In this monthly Purdue Today series, Purdue’s deans will share their thoughts on the future of their college over the...



Can service dogs help children with autism?

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 - As the number of children being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder continues to rise, so does the demand for a popular treatment – service dogs.



PU Prof Targets Hospital-Acquired Infection

Friday, September 13th, 2019 - Among hospital-acquired infections, MRSA gets most of the attention, says a Purdue University researcher; this leaves the second most common hospital-acquired infection lurking in the shadows. Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), similar to MRSA, is characterized by its antibiotic resistance, making it especially dangerous and difficult to treat. However, Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine Microbiology Professor Dr....



I Tried the Most Popular Dog DNA Tests to Find the Best One

Monday, August 12th, 2019 - Dr. Kari Ekenstedt was in this month’s issue of Good Housekeeping talking about DNA tests for dogs! When the samples arrive at the lab, technicians manually extract and process the DNA on the cheek swab to those in their database. A computer algorithm then creates a chart of how much of each breed your dog’s...



Data Science Project Tracks Spread of Superbugs

Thursday, June 6th, 2019 - Audrey Ruple, an assistant professor of veterinary medicine, is developing a surveillance system using data science to monitor the spread of resistance and ultimately help prevent outbreaks of superbugs. Her work is being funded in part through Purdue’s Integrative Data Science Initiative. “In 2017, there was a woman who came back to the United States after...



Scientists study how service dogs help veterans cope with PTSD

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 -  To say retired Army Sgt. Carlos Cruz depends heavily on his service dog, Hannah, is an understatement. Cruz was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after returning from service in northern Afghanistan where he hunted for enemy explosive devices. He acquired Hannah in January 2018 and says he’s thankful for her every day. “It’s amazing what she does...



New Study Suggests Service Dogs Can Impact Psychosocial Health of Household

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 - New data published in The American Journal of Occupational Therapy suggests the impact of a service dog may extend beyond the recipient and have positive impacts on family members as well. This study, funded by Elanco Animal Health Incorporated and conducted by Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, is the first of its kind using...



The Death of Antibiotics

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 - Dr. Mohamed Seleem‘s work was featured in Newsweek’s top story titled “The Death of Antibiotics: We’re Running Out of Effective Drugs to Fight Off an Army of Superbugs”. “Mohamed Seleem, a Purdue University biologist, and his colleagues were trying to come up with a way to quickly identify infectious bacteria in blood samples by hitting...



Purdue animal hospital, oldest facility of its kind, gets $73M boost from Statehouse

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 - WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Ace, a red fox Labrador retriever, is a regular at the Purdue Small Animal Hospital. His owners, Ron and Denise Raduenz, on Friday drove an hour-and-a-half from Cedar Lake, in northwest Indiana, just as they have for the past seven years, when Ace was diagnosed with blastomycosis, a fungal disease that...




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