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blast traumaLaboratory research mimics blast-induced brain trauma in soldiers

Researchers have developed a procedure to mimic in laboratory experiments a form of brain trauma commonly seen in combat veterans, and findings suggest a new diagnostic tool for early detection and a potential treatment.


Research: Existing crop models can forecast yield in uncertain climate conditions

A study led by Indiana State Climatologist Dev Niyogi of Purdue University has determined that existing crop models can reliably forecast corn yields during times of climate variability, specifically the El Niño and La Niña systems that influence temperature and precipitation in certain growing seasons.


Wachs starSurgeons may get remote assistance with new 'telementoring' system

Researchers at Purdue University and the Indiana University School of Medicine are developing an 'augmented reality telementoring' system to provide effective support to surgeons on the battlefield from specialists located thousands of miles away.


A detector shines in search for dark matter

Results of the XENON100 experiment are a bright spot in the search for dark matter.


Nauman brain'Deviant brain metabolism' found in high school football players

New research into the effects of repeated head impacts on high school football players has shown changes in brain chemistry and metabolism even in players who have not been diagnosed with concussions and suggest the brain may not fully heal during the offseason.


Study: Calcium supplementation does not clog arteries

Contrary to recent reports, consuming calcium supplements is not likely to cause heart problems or heart attacks, according to a study from Purdue University.


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