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Prof: Money can buy happiness but it's costly to bank on that without measuring debt

Yes, money can lead to happiness, but how much debt one has should also be considered in the money-happiness equation, according to a new a study from Purdue University.

Campbell eggsStudy: Toss eggs onto salads to increase Vitamin E absorption

Adding whole eggs to a colorful salad boosts the amount of Vitamin E the body absorbs from the vegetables, according to research from Purdue University.

grama metagenomicsNIH research project will upgrade 'metagenomics' system

Purdue University is working with Argonne National Laboratory to supercharge a 'metagenomics data' system that could bring innovations in personalized medicine, better management of oil spills and other clinical and ecological applications.

Prof talks about sleep tips for babies, young children with autism

A.J. Schwichtenberg, a Purdue assistant professor of human development and family studies, is a developmental sleep researcher who can talk about sleep schedules, routines and problems for babies and young children with autism. Schwichtenberg is one of the developmental sleep experts featured in the Pediatric Sleep Council’s new website.

Scientists trace plant hormone pathway back 450 million years

Purdue scientists got a glimpse into more than 450 million years of evolution by tracing the function of a hormone pathway that has been passed along and co-opted by new species since the first plants came onto land.

Mixing energy drinks, alcohol may affect adolescent brains like cocaine

Drinking highly caffeinated alcoholic beverages triggers changes in the adolescent brain similar to taking cocaine, and the consequences last into adulthood as an altered ability to deal with rewarding substances, according to a Purdue University study.

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