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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 […]

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Discrimination against the obese contributes to health problems

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The discrimination that obese people feel, whether it is poor service at a restaurant or being treated differently in the workplace, may have a direct impact on their physical health, according to new research from Purdue University. “Obesity is a physiological issue, but when people have negative interactions in their social […]

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New membrane separates oil from water, could help clean spills

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A new type of membrane that separates oil from water developed by Purdue University material engineers may be used to clean up oil spills such as BP’s massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Jeffrey Youngblood, a Purdue assistant professor of materials engineering, has created technology that could eventually be used […]

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Purdue researchers return to Haiti to examine possibility of another major earthquake

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A team led by Purdue University experts is returning to Haiti this week to investigate the cause of the Jan. 12 magnitude 7 earthquake and collect crucial data to assess whether it could trigger another major event to the east or west of Port-au-Prince. Eric Calais, a professor of geophysics at […]

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Purdue researchers studied Haitian fault; warned of potential for a large earthquake

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The potential for large earthquakes in Haiti and the Dominican Republic was forecast by a model of the northeastern Caribbean created by a team of experts. Eric Calais, a professor of geophysics at Purdue University, led the research team that is the only group utilizing advanced measurement equipment along the Enriquillo […]

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‘Ferropaper’ is new technology for small motors, robots

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Researchers at Purdue University have created a magnetic “ferropaper” that might be used to make low-cost “micromotors” for surgical instruments, tiny tweezers to study cells and miniature speakers. The material is made by impregnating ordinary paper – even newsprint – with a mixture of mineral oil and “magnetic nanoparticles” of iron […]

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