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March 2012

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Study Gets Major Boost to Probe Toxin's Role in Spinal Injury, Potential Treatment

"Purdue researchers have received $1.5 million to study the role of a toxin thought to worsen the severity of spinal cord injuries and to learn whether reducing its concentration in the days following trauma also decreases damage that can lead to paralysis . . . Findings could be useful in the study of acrolein's possible role in other diseases, including multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, cancer, and atherosclerosis." Read story

Hearing Survey for Farmers

"HEAR on the Farm is a study to test the effectiveness of several programs designed to encourage farmers to protect their hearing. For a limited time, farmers who have e-mail are eligible to participate. Simply go to and enter the access code saveears. Farmers can earn up to $40 for participating, and they will be contributing to the future development of better safety programs for farmers."

Burton Blatt Institute and Eastern Washington University Partner to Promote Entrepreneurship for People with Disabilities in Ghana

"Gary Shaheen, Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University senior vice president, and Dr. Romel Mackelprang, Eastern Washington University professor and noted researcher on accessibility for people with disabilities, worked on site during the week of February 7 with partners in Ghana, including Kwame Nkrumah University faculty, to build partnerships and develop resources to replicate 'Inclusive Entrepreneurship.'" Read story