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  Elyse Muñoz and Scott Lindner study the malaria parasite. read more
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  Matt Ferrari studies long-term trends in childhood infectious diseases. read more
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  Emily Finch and Sandeep Prabhu study relationships between diet and disease. read more
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  Marta Byrska-Bishop and Ross Hardison study the genomics of inherited disease. read more

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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
Oct 8, 2014 Wednesday 10:00 AM
Dr Dave DeGraff (Penn State, Hershey)
Transcriptional Control of Bladder Tumorigenesis
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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