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Study finds “reasonable” quantities of red pepper may curb appetite

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Spicing up your daily diet with some red pepper can curb appetite, especially for those who don’t normally eat the popular spice, according to research from Purdue University. “We found that consuming red pepper can help manage appetite and burn more calories after a meal, especially for individuals who do not […] Read the full story

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Life Without Oil by Steve Hallett

Book explores ramifications of “Life Without Oil”

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — In Steve Hallett’s new book “Life Without Oil: Why We Must Shift to a New Energy Future,” the Purdue University plant scientist tackles the world’s energy problems from a different perspective – that of an ecologist. Hallett, an associate professor in Purdue’s Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, argues that energy […] Read the full story

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Science on Tap

Science on Tap asks “Can We Play Football Safely?”

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Three Purdue University researchers who gained national attention for their study of head injuries suffered by high school football players will speak as part of a team presentation at Thursday’s (April 21) Science on Tap event in downtown Lafayette. Professors Eric Nauman, Thomas Talavage and Larry Leverenz will give the presentation, “Can […] Read the full story

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King, Celeritas pose with the Purdue Solar Racing Car

Purdue Solar Racing enters new car in Shell ‘Eco-marathon’

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A team of Purdue University students has designed and built a new solar car that will compete this month in the 2011 Shell Eco-marathon Americas. The Shell Eco-marathon Americas, April 14-17 in Houston, is an international contest for college and high school students to design and build the most fuel-efficient vehicles. […] Read the full story

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Haslyn E.R. Hunte, Asst Prof of Health and Kinesiology

Discrimination hurts: Study shows unfair treatment leads to obesity issues

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — People, especially men, who feel any kind of discrimination, are likely to see their waistlines expand, according to research from Purdue University. “This study found that males who persistently experienced high levels of discrimination during a nine-year period were more likely to see their waist circumference increase by an inch compared […] Read the full story

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Greater Lafayette Community Calendar

 August 2020