Bed bugs in the seam of a mattress

Can bed bugs stand the heat? Purdue entomologist puts them to the test

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

By Brian Wallheimer The difficulty of eliminating all bed bugs from a home started to worry some entomologists and exterminators. What if bed bugs could evolve and acquire a tolerance for the high-heat treatments often seen as the gold standard to eliminate this pest? That fear can be crossed off the list, thanks to a…

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Indiana students, citizen scientists sought for statewide tick hunts

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue University’s Tick INsiders program is looking for 50 Indiana high school students and other Indiana residents willing to roll down their sleeves to get involved in a citizen science project.

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Purdue experts encourage ‘citizen scientists’ to report invasive species

Monday, February 25th, 2019 University News Story

National Invasive Species Awareness Week kicked off on Feb. 25 (Monday) and runs through March 3 (Sunday).

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Hummingbird and bees at hummingbird feeder

Want to learn more about the birds and the bees?

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose  When health teachers in middle school instruct pupils about the “birds and the bees” they usually don’t mean literally. The only thing more uncomfortable than a middle schooler learning the ins and outs of the human body, however, may, in fact, be the actual mating habits of birds and bees. With…

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Shaping young minds: community, nature and 3D printers help spark early interest in STEM

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 University News Story

Getting young students interested in science and math may soon be much easier for teachers – as easy as point, click and print.

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Reham Mohamed with hydroponic lettuce and lights

Purdue helps Egypt go with the flow

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

Reham Mohamed By Chad Campbell Reham Mohamed grew up in Egypt where she studied Integrated Pest Management to assist with her father’s farm. News of an imminent disruption to the River Nile’s water supply inspired Mohamed to research new methods in preparation for the future. “We may start suffering from the limiting of water in…

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A collection of photos from 2018

10 Most Read Stories of 2018

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Purdue celebrates dedication of new animal sciences complex In March, Purdue formally dedicated its new 123,000 square-foot animal sciences complex, boosting the university’s commitment to Indiana’s vital food animal production industry. “These wonderful state-of-the art classrooms, laboratories, and interactive spaces bring together students, faculty, and staff in ways that will foster collaboration, spark new ideas,…

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Mosquito on a net close-up view

‘Platinum-level’ genome will advance Purdue mosquito research

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

By Brian Wallheimer A new and thorough genome sequence for the Aedes aegypti mosquito will help Purdue University entomologists develop more effective controls for the insects, which are known to carry and transmit the viruses that cause Zika, yellow fever and dengue fever. Purdue University scientists, including Catherine Hill, professor of entomology, and Shruti Sharan…

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Scientists, high school students find new pathogens hiding in Indiana ticks

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 University News Story

Almost anyone spending time outdoors knows about the link between ticks and Lyme disease. But there may be far more lurking in tick bites than previously thought, including a number of pathogens that have recently come to light and hundreds of bacteria that could play significant roles in bite victims’ health and outcomes.

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Booths at the Career Fair

Agricultural Career Fair Showcases Great Demand

Monday, October 8th, 2018

By Chad Campbell Purdue University’s College of Agriculture Fall Career Fair provides students and employers a one-of-a-kind opportunity. “We’ve been told by recruiters across the nation that we may not be the largest fair, but we are the best as far as students being prepared,” said Sherrelyn Meyer, Purdue’s assistant director of Career Services. The…

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