Research

Boiler Black makes its debut

Friday, September 21st, 2018

Introducing: Boiler Black Boiler Black launches in time for Homecoming By Emma Ea Ambrose  In case you’re wondering (and if you’re not, you should be), yes, there is now the opportunity to make a Purdue-themed Black and Tan cocktail. This week, Purdue’s food science department, in partnership with Lafayette-based People’s Brewing Co., launched their second…

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Invisible friends: Startup developing software to help understand vast data of microbiomes to solve world problems

Friday, September 7th, 2018 University News Story

A Purdue University-affiliated startup is developing an intelligent software platform aimed at helping biologists to use microbes, the microscopic organisms that live in, on and around humans, plants, animals and more to cure diseases, improve crops an…

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Study sheds light on stem cell proliferation that may one day boost crop yields

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 University News Story

A Purdue University study has uncovered mechanisms that lead to stem cell formation and maintenance in plants. The findings may one day allow scientists to manipulate stem cell production to increase biomass that can be used for biofuels or grain yield…

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Research team studies dog welfare in commercial breeding kennels

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 University News Story

The Stanton Foundation has awarded a grant of $1.98 million to Candace Croney and her research team to study the welfare of dogs and puppies in commercial breeding kennels.

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Future of agriculture: Report to address climate change impacts on Hoosier farms

Monday, July 23rd, 2018 University News Story

Hoosier farmers will have to adapt management practices and the types of crops they plant over the next several decades as they deal with the repercussions of climate change. That’s according to a new report from the Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment team based at Purdue University.

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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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New Purdue website provides essential information about high oleic soybeans

Monday, June 4th, 2018 University News Story

A new website produced by Purdue University is designed to help dieticians, educators, farmers, food industry professionals and consumers better understand the benefits of high oleic soybean oil, an emerging heart-healthy alternative to traditional coo…

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Purdue receives $1.8 million from DOE to solve biorefinery blockages

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 University News Story

One of the biggest problems facing biorefinery operations is the flow of biomass into and throughout facilities. Lignocellulosic biomass, often made up of post-harvest agricultural materials such as corn stover and soybean hulls, often accumulates and …

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Simulations show how beta-amyloid may kill neural cells

Thursday, May 24th, 2018 University News Story

Beta-amyloid peptides, protein fragments that form naturally in the brain and clump into plaques in Alzheimer’s disease patients, are thought to be responsible for neuron death, but it hasn’t been clear how the substances kill cells. Now, a Purdue University scientist has shown through computer simulations that beta-amyloid may accumulate to kill neural cells by boring holes into them.

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