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Purdue Student Living Isolated in Dome to Simulate Life on Mars

Jocelyn Dunn says some have joked that her scientific research sounds more like a prison sentence: living for eight months in isolation with five other "crewmembers" inside a 1,000 square foot dome on a deserted landscape. But what sounds miserable, or even bizarre, to most is Dunn's dream come true, because it mimics the life of an astronaut—a career she aspires to. The NASA-funded project aims to identify "Red Risks," which are problems that need to be solved before sending crews on long-duration space exploration—most notably, a mission to Mars.

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IU Simon Cancer Center Earns Prestigious NCI Designation Again

Cancer. It's the one disease that brings us all together because far too many of us have lost a loved one or a friend to it. Because of scientific advances, we now know cancer is more than 100 diseases, and it is estimated that more than 13 million Americans are currently living with cancer. You, the reader, may be one of them.

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