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Plants have unique lock to control expression of genes, study finds

Thursday, June 21st, 2018 University News Story

Purdue University scientists have discovered evidence that the repressive structures that plants use to keep genes turned off is built with a potential self-destruct switch. The findings offer insight into ways to control gene expression to alter plants’ characteristics.

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Purdue research promotes benefits of ‘tickling’ rats

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 University News Story

Parents often use tickling as a playful way to lighten a child’s mood. In Brianna Gaskill’s Purdue University lab, scientists do the same thing, only with rats.

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Foodborne disease prevention next topic for Science on Tap

Monday, June 18th, 2018 University News Story

Purdue University’s Haley Oliver, an associate professor of food science, will lead the next session of Science on Tap this Thursday (June 21) in a discussion about foodborne diseases and how to reduce risk of exposure.

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Founder of Purdue-affiliated startup travels to Africa to teach Togolese about using hydroponics for more sustainable farming

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 University News Story

A founder of a Purdue University-affiliated startup that makes a kitchen appliance that grows garden vegetables year-round traveled to Africa to lead a hands-on workshop to help residents of Togo, a small West African country, create sustainable agricu…

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Extension food safety specialist: Consumers can be confident about Indiana melon crop

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 University News Story

Following the recall of pre-cut melon products sold in eight states – including Indiana – due to possible Salmonella contamination, Scott Monroe, Purdue Extension food safety educator, is reassuring consumers about the safety of the state’s melon crop.

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Purdue Food Science department offers four-day food safety workshop for industry professionals

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 University News Story

The Department of Food Science at Purdue University will offer a Validation Workshop: Aseptic Processing and Filling, June 25-28 in the Philip E. Nelson Hall of Food Science on Purdue’s West Lafayette campus.

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Purdue Plant Science symposium focuses on food security

Thursday, June 7th, 2018 University News Story

Purdue University graduate students will discuss the ‘Future of Food Security’ at the third annual Purdue Graduate Student Plant Science Symposium Aug. 2. The event is part of the Plant Science Symposia series sponsored by Corteva Agriscience, the agri…

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Learn seedless cucumber production during SWPAC high tunnel tour

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 University News Story

Purdue Extension and North-Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education will host a high tunnel tour June 13, 7-9 p.m. EST, at the Southwest Purdue Agricultural Center, 4369 N. Purdue Road, Vincennes.

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Optimism drives farmer sentiment higher; producers weigh-in on farm bill and crop insurance

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 University News Story

Agricultural producer sentiment rose last month to its highest level since January 2017, as producers expressed an improved view of current conditions and future expectations of the U.S. agricultural economy, according to the Purdue University/CME Grou…

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GTAP to address pressing trade issues at 21st annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 University News Story

The 21st-annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, hosted by the Center for Global Trade Analysis (GTAP) at Purdue University and the Universidad de Cartagena, will take place June 13-15 in Cartagena, Colombia. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Framing the Future through Sustainable Development Goals.’

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