How best to treat infections and tumors
Choice of containment versus aggressive treatment depends on drug resistance
Tropical tree abundance influences immunity
A recent study by Jim Marden et al. uncovers possible links between genetics, immunity, and ecological dynamics of tropical trees.
Fungus-infecting virus could help track spread of white-nose syndrome in bats
A newly discovered virus infecting the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats could help scientists and wildlife agencies track the spread of the disease that is decimating bat populations in the United States, a new study suggests.
David Hughes to be featured on President Barron’s WPSU show Sept. 11
Penn State President Eric J. Barron’s monthly WPSU show returns for its third season when it airs at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, on WPSU-TV. Barron will welcome Huck Institutes researcher David Hughes of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics (CIDD) to discuss how Penn State researchers utilize crowdsourcing and mobile technology to protect the world's food supply.
Keeping ribosomes stuck may stop virulent bacteria strain in its tracks
Compounds that stop a cellular rescue operation for stuck ribosomes may bolster the nation's defenses against biowarfare and bioterrorism, as well as create alternative antibiotics to handle increasingly resistant pathogens, according to a team of researchers.
Huck Institutes and the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics (CIDD) featured in Penn State president's blog
An invitation to a CIDD luncheon provides food for thought: "Brown Bags and Bright Ideas" in "Digging Deeper" with Dr. Eric Barron.
Battling drug-resistant pathogens
Biologist Andrew Read argues for new treatment strategies in race against rapidly evolving 'bugs.'
Epidemics MOOC team discuss the current Ebola outbreak.
Elyse E. Munoz receives the ASM Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship
Elyse E. Munoz, a Ph.D. graduate student in the Huck Institutes' genetics program was named a 2014-2017 recipient of a Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship.
Modernizing malaria research through a new, interdisciplinary approach to parasitology
Huck Institutes faculty researcher Manuel Llinas uses cutting-edge techniques in metabolomics and genomics to try and beat the malaria-causing Plasmodium parasite.
NIH Director writes article/blog on grad student Elyse Munoz and Lindner Lab
Elyse Munoz is the focus of the first of LabTV profiles that NIH director Francis Collins will be sharing throughout the month of August of young people whose learning experiences have set them on the path to becoming biomedical researchers.
Two CIDD members among 16 faculty PSU just named as Distinguished Professors.
Reka Albert, Professor of Physics and Biology, and Eric Harvill, Professor of Microbiology and Infectious Disease, are among the 16 faculty members that the Penn State Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs just names as Distinguished Professors.
Tim Reluga receives 14th Bellman Prize
CIDD researcher Tim Reluga wins the prestigious Bellman prize for 2014, recognizing his paper as the best to be published in Mathematical Biosciences during 2010-2011.
Three CIDD faculty members are named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Peter Hudson, Matthew Thomas, and Andrew Read have been elected by their peers for distinguished efforts to advance science.
CIDD Epidemics MOOC a success!
In the fall of 2013, eight CIDD faculty, supported by 30 others, including eight CIDD graduate student teaching assistants ran a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) titled Epidemics: The Dynamics of Infectious Disease.