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Water-storing crystals known as hydrogels can effectively deliver pesticide bait to invasive Argentine ants, quickly decimating a colony. “When you drop hydrogels on the ground next to a colony, the ants really go crazy. It’s like a big party,” says entomologist Grzegorz Buckzkowski.
Water-storing crystals known as hydrogels can effectively deliver pesticide bait to invasive Argentine ants, quickly decimating a colony. Pesticide sprays and baits are common tactics for managing pest ants. But sprays can have little long-term impact and carry environmental costs such as ...
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Low doses of metformin, a widely used diabetes medication, and a gene inhibitor known as B12536 can successfully halt the growth of late-stage prostate cancer tumors, a Purdue University study finds. “Completely curing cancer at the advanced stage is pretty much impossible, but this treatment might manage it for a while—that’s exciting,” says researcher Xiaoqi Liu.
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Agriculture becomes more high-tech every year, and researchers at Purdue University are zeroing in on how the gazillion bits of digital information being created every day—“big data” as they are often called—can help farmers become more efficient and even more productive.
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Find out how many tons of recycling Purdue students recycle every football Saturday
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Emily Erickson became interested in mammary biology research when raising dairy goats on her family’s farm. The biochemistry major is one of 14 students in the U.S. awarded the prestigious Churchill Scholarship. Erickson will continue breast cancer research this fall at Churchill College at the University of Cambridge in Great Britain.
As a recipient of the prestigious Churchill Scholarship, Emily Erickson will work on a master's degree at the University of Cambridge in Great Britain. She'll continue to focus on breast cancer research. (Photo by Tom Campbell) ...
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In our Profile, wildlife major Rachel Vanausdall prepares for a Howl Night at Wolf Park. During this event Vanausdall and other staff help visitors learn about wolves, then howl at the moon with them. Vanausdall is one of many interns at the park that is dedicated to research, conservation and public education about wolves.
Rachel Vanausdall greets a wolf at Wolf Park in Battle Ground, Indiana. Four years ago Vanausdall became involved with public education at the nonprofit park dedicated to research, conservation and education. (Photo © Monty Sloan/Wolf Park) ...
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What was your most unexpected experience at Purdue? Purdue Agriculture students share their experiences.
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Ninety-six percent of May 2014 College of Agriculture graduates responding to a survey reported finding jobs or continuing their education. It was the fifth consecutive year of increase in the placement rate.
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Grad’s work helps bring fresh, affordable produce to those in need
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