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New hurdle cleared in race toward quantum computing
Results show that, potentially for the first time, researchers have witnessed the quantum mechanical interference of quasiparticles.

Gene linked to higher risk of Tourette Syndrome
Researchers, including Peristera Paschou, associate professor of biological sciences, found a genetic variant on chromosome 13.

College of Science welcomes new department heads from Johns Hopkins and MIT
Senior scientists from Johns Hopkins and MIT will provide departmental leadership for Biology and EAPS beginning March 1, 2019.

Tornado fatalities continue to fall, despite population growth in Tornado Alley
Purdue professor Ernest Agee credits the decline in fatalities to better understanding of tornadoes and technology to warn people of storms.

Purdue dives deeper into potentially game-changing field of quantum science and engineering
Purdue has formed a new Quantum Science and Engineering Institute was formed to coordinate university-wide activities in the pivotal field.

Drug compound could be next-generation treatment for aggressive form of leukemia
Researchers are developing a series of drug compounds that show promise in treating acute myeloid leukemia (AML), an aggressive blood cancer.

$1M award from Keck Foundation supports quantum matter, string theory research at Purdue
A team of Purdue University researchers has been awarded a $1 million W.M. Keck Foundation grant to experimentally test an early prediction originated from string theory.

Purdue students win global competition, $100,000 prize
Actuarial science students Jiaxin Yu and Dongyu Dai won the international Global Insurance Product Innovation Contest.

Three faculty honored with College of Science Research Awards
The 2019 recipients of the annual College of Science Research Awards are Professor of Biological Sciences Donna Fekete, Professor of Mathematics Zhiqiang Cai, and Professor of Physics and Astronomy Leonid Rokhinson.

Meet outstanding members of the College of Science class of '18
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Parasite infections with multiple strains are more harmful to vertebrate hosts
The incredible amount of genetic diversity in parasites means humans are often infected with multiple strains, which could make infections worse and increase the prevalence of the parasite over time, according to research by Professor of Biological Sciences Dennis Minchella.

Reconstruction of past climate provides clues about future climate change
“Our results support the idea that polar amplification saturates out at some point in warm climates and does not continue to increase with further warming,” said Matthew Huber, a professor of earth, atmospheric, and planetary sciences at Purdue University.


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