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horse-slickerHow do you test for equine asthma and heart disease using a remote horse slicker? Put the horse on a treadmill.

Asthma, heart disease or muscular issues can derail any athlete’s season – even racehorses who run at local tracks or have their sights set for horse racing’s Triple Crown.


low-philipPurdue University research instrumental in early development of FDA-approved advanced prostate cancer diagnostic and treatment

Prostate cancer is the second-most common cancer among American men after nonmelanoma skin cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it's also among the leading causes of cancer deaths in men.


whelton-portraitAnswers to faster recovery from a wildfire are in the water

The more frequent wildfire disasters become, the less time communities will have to recover from each catastrophe. But it can take months for a town’s water to be safe to drink again after a wildfire.


rche-imagePurdue growing research and outreach to deliver on-the-ground health care solutions

Purdue University is enlarging its capacity to create, verify and deliver innovative solutions to health and health care problems with a significant expansion of the university’s Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering (RCHE).


vanrijn-alcoholNew plant-based compounds have been created to treat alcohol use disorder

The 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported that 14.5 million people ages 12 and older have alcohol use disorder, or AUD. This represents 5.3% of that population, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.


bentley-checkupWhen veterinary and human sciences collaborate, cancer patients of all species benefit

Dakota, a 4-year-old French bulldog from Justin, Texas, has pushed the boundaries of what it means to be humanity’s best friend. She developed a glioma, a form of brain tumor that is particularly dangerous to both canines and humans. By working with veterinary scientists at Purdue University, Dakota received treatment for her cancer while also contributing to cancer research that may benefit both humans and canines.


young-watermarksSmall cyberphysical watermarks could prevent huge headaches caused by fake meds

Counterfeit medications and pharmaceutical products are just a click away from being purchased from online pharmacies via smartphone.


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