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Yepez oilPlasma-zapping process could yield trans fat-free soybean oil product

Two Purdue University researchers have developed a hydrogenation process that could solidify soybean oil for food processing without creating trans fats, which have been linked to heart disease and stroke.


Zavattieri programmable‘Programmable materials’ showing future potential for industry

New research has shown that honeycomb 'cellular' materials made of a shape-memory polymer might be programmed for specific purposes, from shock-absorbing football helmets to biomedical implants.


Turco wetlandsPurdue receives grant to improve health of Great Lakes basin

Purdue’s Department of Agronomy has received a $225,000 grant for one of the first large-scale attempts to directly link in-field soil health parameters with intensive edge-of-field water quality monitoring across the Great Lakes basin.


Andino ColoniesAnother species of Varroa mite threatens European honeybees

A sister species of the Varroa destructor mite is developing the ability to parasitize European honeybees, threatening pollinators already hard pressed by pesticides, nutritional deficiencies and disease, a Purdue University study says.


YangSurvey reports the social, cultural and spiritual life of college students from China

The number of students from China studying in American colleges and universities continues to grow, and a Purdue University sociologist took a closer look at the social, cultural and spiritual life of these students.


Kim electronicsBiomedical 'skin-like bandage' is stretchy, durable and long lasting

A skin-like biomedical technology that uses a mesh of conducting nanowires and a thin layer of elastic polymer might bring new electronic bandages that monitor biosignals for medical applications and provide therapeutic stimulation through the skin.


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