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Image: Dorothy B. Huck: January 15, 1923 - August 9, 2014
  Dorothy B. Huck: January 15, 1923 - August 9, 2014 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: Huck Institutes announce 2nd Annual Huck/OVPR Olympics
  Second Annual Huck/OVPR Olympics: July 23rd, Millennium Science Complex read more

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Upcoming Events
Sep 15, 2014 Monday 12:10 PM
Kirsten Bomblies (Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University)
Adaptation of Meiosis to Whole Genome Duplication
Sep 17, 2014 Wednesday 4:00 PM
Linda Overstreet Wadiche (UAB School of Medicine)
Adult-born Neurons: Hyperexcitable and Hyperselective
Sep 18, 2014 Thursday 11:00 AM
Grant McFadden (University of Florida)
Title to be announced
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News
Penn State World Campus is offering a new graduate certificate in applied bioinformatics that will train a new generation of biomedical researchers in computational thinking and procedures. Penn State launches new online graduate certificate in applied bioinformatics - Full article
Precise, gentle and efficient cell separation from a device the size of a cell phone may be possible thanks to tilt-angle standing surface acoustic waves, according to a team of engineers that includes Huck Institutes faculty researcher Tony Jun Huang. Tilted acoustic tweezers separate cells gently - Full article
A parasitic fungus that reproduces by manipulating the behavior of ants emits a cocktail of behavior-controlling chemicals when encountering the brain of its natural target host, but not when infecting other ant species, a new study shows. Zombie ant fungi 'know' brains of their hosts - Full article