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Image: Huck Institutes announce 2nd Annual Huck/OVPR Olympics
  Second Annual Huck/OVPR Olympics: July 23rd, Millennium Science Complex read more
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: Quantifying the genomic variation of herpes viruses is a crucial step toward a vaccine
  Moriah Szpara quantifies herpesvirus variation – a crucial step toward developing an effective vaccine. read more
Image: Modernizing malaria research through a new, interdisciplinary approach to parasitology
  Manuel Llinás uses cutting-edge techniques in metabolomics and genomics to try and beat the malaria-causing Plasmodium parasite. read more

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Upcoming Events
Aug 27, 2014 Wednesday 4:00 PM
Steven J. Siegel (University of Pennsylvania)
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Sep 17, 2014 Wednesday 4:00 PM
Linda Overstreet Wadiche (UAB School of Medicine)
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Sep 23, 2014 Tuesday 4:00 PM
Edward Boyden ( Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
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Penn State faculty, staff, and student competitors from the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Huck Institutes, and the Materials Research Institute will vie for Olympic gold July 23rd from noon to 4pm on the lawn of the Millennium Science Complex. Huck Institutes announce 2nd Annual Huck/OVPR Olympics - Full article
A group of Penn State students led by Assistant Professor of Biology Charles Anderson is exploring ways to make plants hardier, boosting world food supplies in the process. Research team sets sights on fighting hunger by strengthening plants - Full article
Mosquitoes infected with the bacteria Wolbachia are more likely to become infected with West Nile virus and more likely to transmit the virus to humans, according to a team of researchers that includes Jason Rasgon. Control strategy for Dengue, malaria increases risk of West Nile virus - Full article