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Older women in the Central African Republic forager communities suffer most from food shortage

Among the Central African Republic forager communities, it is older women who suffer the most from the region's ongoing food shortage, according to an anthropologist from Purdue University.

Study links higher work demand to serious health risk potential

Employees under prolonged workplace pressures face serious consequences to their health, according to a working paper issued by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Aime lichenYeast emerges as hidden third partner in lichen symbiosis

For nearly 150 years, lichens have been the model organisms of symbiosis. Now researchers have uncovered an unexpected third partner embedded in the lichen cortex or 'skin' - yeast.

Purdue lab dissecting lithium-ion batteries to improve safety

The recent recall of hoverboards because of exploding lithium-ion batteries highlights the danger of overheating batteries. Amy Marconnet, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, can speak about the effects of excessive heating in batteries.

Applegate milkRapid, low-temperature process adds weeks to milk's shelf life

A rapid heating and cooling of milk significantly reduces the amount of harmful bacteria present, extending by several weeks the shelf life of one of the most common refrigerator staples in the world, according to a Purdue University study.

Li schematicElectron 'spin control' of levitated nanodiamonds could bring advances in sensors, quantum information processing

Researchers have demonstrated how to control the 'electron spin' of a nanodiamond while it is levitated with lasers in a vacuum, an advance that could find applications in quantum information processing, sensors and studies into the fundamental physics of quantum mechanics.

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