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muir dawnHarnessing the power and potential of GMOs: Purdue geneticist weighs in

Purdue University professor of animal sciences William Muir recognizes the potentially immense benefits of genetic modification technology, commonly known as genetic engineering or gene editing.

Sundaram resourcesGame theory research reveals fragility of common resources

New research in game theory shows that people are naturally predisposed to over-use 'common-pool resources' such as transportation systems and fisheries even if it risks failure of the system, to the detriment of society as a whole.

Cheng MIDImaging uses 'photothermal effect' to peer into living cells

A new type of imaging technology uses the mid-infrared part of the spectrum and 'thermal lensing' to visualize living cells and organisms, an innovation that could bring insights into drug delivery and cancer treatment.

Wind turbines killing more than just local birds, study finds

Wind turbines are known to kill large birds, such as golden eagles, that live nearby. Now there is evidence that birds from up to hundreds of miles away make up a significant portion of the raptors that are killed at these wind energy fields.

Oliver foodKnow what caused your diarrhea? Probably not, says Purdue researcher

Call it a gut feeling, but Purdue University researcher Haley Oliver is pretty sure that nearly everyone has suffered from diarrhea at some point.

Prezzi bridgeUse of ‘large open-ended pipe piles’ could lead to lower-cost bridge construction

Civil engineers at Purdue University are leading a project with the Indiana Department of Transportation to learn how to use a type of bridge pile often seen in offshore applications, research that could help reduce the cost of bridge building or replacement of aging spans.

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