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Image: World's cocoa crop could get a big boost from a simple, non-toxic spray
  The Guiltinan Lab finds Theobroma cacao trees' natural disease defense is bolstered by glycerol foliar treatment. read more
Image: Human heart beats using nearly billion-year-old molecular mechanism
  Tim Jegla and his Lab find in a living, ancient sea anemone the same molecular mechanism that regulates the beating of the human heart. read more
Image: Existence of new neuron repair pathway discovered
  The Rolls Lab discovers a new neuron repair pathway that could one day help people suffering from nerve damage. read more
Image: Huck Institutes announce 2nd Annual Huck/OVPR Olympics
  Second Annual Huck/OVPR Olympics: July 23rd, Millennium Science Complex read more
Image: Dorothy B. Huck: January 15, 1923 - August 9, 2014
  Dorothy B. Huck: January 15, 1923 - August 9, 2014 read more

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Oct 1, 2014 Wednesday 10:00 AM
Dr Douglas Antczak (Cornell University)
Maternal Anti-fetal Immune Responses in the Horse
Oct 2, 2014 Thursday 11:00 AM
Surveillance for Antimicrobial Resistance in Enteric Bacteria in Pennsylvania
Oct 6, 2014 Monday 12:10 PM
Yufan Zhang (Plant Biology Ph.D. Program, Penn State University)
Activation of Embryogenic Chain Reaction During Somatic Embryogenesis in Theobroma Cacao
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Penn State researchers including Suzy Scherf are leveraging their collective expertise to design a computer game that could help adolescents with autism improve their social skills. Computer game could help adolescents with autism improve their social skills - Full article
How people perceive and taste alcohol depends on genetic factors, and that influences whether they "like" and consume alcoholic beverages, according to researchers -- including John Hayes -- in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. Research shows alcohol consumption influenced by genes - Full article
Neuroscience co-chair Ping Li, along with Huck graduate student and co-author Jennifer Legault, has published a new study that provides a framework for understanding anatomical and other changes in the brain that result from learning a new (second) language; the findings indicate that learning a second language provides a powerful platform for positive brain changes in children, adults, and the elderly. Learning a second language changes brain anatomy - Full article