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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.

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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.

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Very few freshmen in Purdue University’s incoming class are affected by President Trump’s latest immigration order. And for those students who are, the school is hoping to secure waivers of the travel ban. 

Prospective Purdue students from countries affected by President Trump’s new executive order may face difficulty in obtaining their student visas if their waiver requests are denied.

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A list that claims to document and expose professors who discriminate against conservative students includes three Indiana educators.

It’s the work of Turning Point USA, a nonprofit organization whose website says it seeks out young conservative activists. But spokesman Matt Lamb says it’s a non-partisan group.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been updated from its original form to include an interview with the lawyer for the accusers.

Purdue University officials and the Tippecanoe County Prosecutor’s Office do not plan any further sanctions against four football players accused of sexual assault following an off-campus party earlier this semester.

Purdue Vice President for Strategic Communications Julie Rosa declined a taped interview but issued a statement Wednesday saying the players had been suspended from the team and the investigation was ongoing.

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After a Purdue University and  Wabash College football game with a 44-0 score in 1891 a sports writer for the Daily Argus headlined wrote in a headline, "Wabash Snowed Completely Under by the Burly Boiler Makers from Purdue."

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