Purdue researchers working with an international team of scientists have discovered that a hyperactive immune response in lung cells is likely behind some of the most severe COVID-19 cases. 


Purdue opened its long-awaited vaccine clinic on Tuesday targeted at vaccinating its student population. 


Purdue University announced Tuesday it plans to open a COVID-19 vaccine clinic sometime in the next week. 


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Purdue University officials said Thursday they plan to keep current COVID-19 measures in place on campus “at least” through May commencement. 

Mackey Arena hosted one of the first games of the NCAA championship last night. 


Purdue University on Tuesday confirmed five cases of the UK COVID variant connected to the campus community


An artist rendering of Mars rover Perserverance exploring the Jezero Crater (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Later this month, NASA expects to land a rover on Mars for a mission that experts say could help us understand how rare life is in the universe.

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West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis and Tippecanoe County Health Department Officer Dr. Jeremy Adler released a letter Friday prohibiting Breakfast Club activities Saturday, ahead of Purdue’s home football game against Northwestern University.

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Purdue University students will learn remotely for the rest of the spring semester, and the majority of students who live in on-campus housing are being urged to return home or find other accommodations. 

Researchers from Indiana have found a possible way to better deliver cancer drugs to tumors in the brain. The challenge in delivery lies in what’s called the blood-brain barrier.

To most people, this summer's 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's historic walk on the moon was cause for celebration. But for many researchers in Indiana, it's also a unique moment to help drive the future of space exploration. 

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Purdue University employees gathered Wednesday to speak out against recently proposed changes to the school’s health insurance benefits. The plans included ending insurance coverage for some spouses whose employers cover upwards of 50-percent of their coverage. That decision has since been reversed. But attendees’ concerns were wide-ranging, and there’s no answer yet on whether that policy will return in the future.

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As Purdue University students complained on social media about overcrowded living spaces, Indiana Department of Homeland Security officials visited the West Lafayette campus this week to ask questions.

Still, Purdue officials insist there was no “investigation” of the living space crunch.

Purdue Develops On-The-Spot Smartphone Food Tester

May 29, 2018

Researchers at Purdue University say they can test food for bacteria faster – and prevent foodborne illness outbreaks in the future.

Euiwon Bae is a senior researcher at Purdue’s School of Mechanical Engineering. He says the Purdue Center for Food Safety Engineering wanted to prevent foodborne illnesses, like the E. coli outbreak earlier this year.

Purdue University researchers Jean-Christophe “Chris” Rochet and Dr. Riyi Shi say their discovery of a key factor in the development of Parkinson’s disease could lead to new therapies. (Photo courtesy of Alex Kumar/Purdue University)
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Purdue researchers have discovered how a molecule plays into the development of Parkinson’s disease. The findings point to treatment that’s already on the market as well as new biomarkers.

The research focuses on a compound called acrolein that acts as a neuro-toxin, killing brain cells.  Extensive damage of these cells can result in Parkinson’s disease.