Research

Researcher hungry to improve healthiness of processed foods

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

“My research is at the intersection of food science and nutrition – creating new foods that impact health,” explained Sarah Corwin, a doctoral candidate in the department of food science. “We are translating science all the way to something that could impact lives.”

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Backyard birding, Tips to attract birds to your nest

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

“Being trapped inside during the coronavirus pandemic has been hard on my mental health, as I’m sure it has been for many of us,” shared Jessica Outcalt. “Defending my dissertation three days before the world began shutting down, finishing my degree in the middle of a global pandemic and graduating with my Ph.D. via a virtual ceremony I watched while birds sang in my backyard was a wild experience.

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Carrots

Purdue University, Raytheon BBN Technologies, PortaScience, Cortex Design, and LaDuca partner on COVID-19 point-of-care test kit

Thursday, June 25th, 2020 University News Story

Purdue University, Raytheon BBN Technologies, PortaScience Inc., Cortex Design Inc., and LaDuca LLC on Wednesday (June 24) announced a partnership to produce and manufacture a COVID-19 home test. The test will be submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Adm…

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Trees in forest

Beck’s Hybrids to open space in Purdue’s Discovery Park District

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 University News Story

Purdue University announced Wednesday (June 24) that Beck’s, a family-owned and -operated seed company, intends to open a satellite location in Purdue’s Discovery Park District.

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Eileen Kladivko performed a 35-year research project at SEPAC on field tile drainage. Pointing at signs.

Purdue Agronomy professor reflects on 35-year research project

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

“I was the new kid on the block when this project started in 1982,” said Eileen Kladivko, professor of agronomy at Purdue University. “I knew almost nothing about drainage, but that quickly changed.”
Kladivko began her career at Purdue University as an assistant professor of agronomy. Little did she realize that for the next 35 years, she would work on a water drainage project that she initially learned about during her interview.

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Ear of Maize

Alex Helms with drones

Behind the Research: Alex Helms

Monday, June 8th, 2020

Some days, Alex Helms has a difficult time transitioning from his job as the farm technical coordinator at the Southeast Purdue Agricultural Center (SEPAC) to working on his uncles’ farm not far from his workplace. At SEPAC, he uses an autosteer tractor and automated system to spread fertilizer. On the family-run farm, he drives the tractor himself and counts rows. “Going from one to the other can be humbling,” he says. “I definitely get a different perspective on how my uncles or neighbors manage their crops.”

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Marian on ground with grass

Graduate researcher tracks billbugs

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

Marian Rodriguez-Soto remembers visiting her aunt’s garden as a young girl and being puzzled by the cabbages. Some looked different, so she asked her aunt for an explanation. “She told me they were sick,” Rodriguez-Soto recalled. “I was little, so my mind was blown – I didn’t believe that plants got sick.”

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Organic sign field

Corn in sun

Pork Research guide in gloved hands

Teacher of Purdue’s first meat science course reflects on lifetime of research

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

After 75 years, Max Judge still recalls a simple question that set the course for decades of progress in meat science.

Growing up on a farm in Henry County, Judge showed pigs through 4-H. “In 1945, I had the opportunity to host the county pig tour,” Judge recalled. “Lo and behold, leading the tour was Hobe Jones.” Jones taught animal sciences at Purdue for 38 years. “I was excited to tell Hobe that my brother had worked with pigs at Purdue under Cliff Breeden. My brother had told me that Cliff kept his pigs from getting too fat by feeding them by hand instead of on a feeder.”

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Theoneste Nzaranyimana

Student teaches agriculture to improve children’s lives

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

“I had heard about Purdue when I was in Africa; how it requires you to be smart and to work extra hard, but that the university is unique,” said Theoneste Nzaranyimana, “I was inspired that if I get into this university, my dream could come true.”

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Analysis: Wind energy expansion would have $27 billion economic impact

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 University News Story

Wind, which generates less greenhouse gas emission than burning fossil fuels, is making up an increasing share of the energy production portfolio in the United States. But wind is not as efficient as coal or natural gas, causing some concern about its …

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Scientists find link between key plant amino acid and essential hormones

Monday, April 13th, 2020 University News Story

Purdue University scientists Natalia Dudareva and Joseph Lynch have been searching for a way to increase a plant’s production of phenylalanine, a compound important for plant survival and used by humans in flavors, fragrances, biofuels, insecticides an…

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Wheat Misters

Purdue’s Herb Ohm sees decades of work come to fruition

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Herb Ohm had no intention of retiring in 2014. He still had work to do and, by his own calculations, he’d be in the field and lab for at least another three years when he would turn 70.

After earning his doctorate under famed Purdue wheat breeder and agronomist Fred Patterson, Ohm joined the Purdue faculty in 1971, eventually becoming the leader of the wheat-breeding program when Patterson retired in 1986. One of Ohm’s specialties was crossing wheat with wild and exotic species that contained genes long left behind by those who had cultivated modern wheat varieties. The hope was that those exotic species have natural genetic resistance to pests and diseases.

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Behind the Research: Jason Adams

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

Jason Adams starts each workday by checking the Indiana Corn and Soybean Innovation Center (ICSC) physical plant and the equipment that researchers have reserved for the day. “I’m an equipment junkie, and Purdue has given me a lot to take care of,” he says.

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Ethan Hillman in the lab

Graduate researcher makes the most of fungi

Monday, April 6th, 2020

Ethan Hillman likens his arrival at Purdue to speed dating. Hillman, who chose the Purdue Interdisciplinary Life Science (PULSe) program for graduate study, rotated through multiple labs, looking to find the right match for the next five years.

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Risk of E. coli in hydroponic and aquaponic systems may be greater than once thought

Monday, April 6th, 2020 University News Story

A spate of foodborne illnesses in leafy greens and other produce in recent years has sickened consumers and disrupted growers and supply chains. It’s been thought that hydroponic and aquaponic systems could reduce these issues since there is little opp…

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