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Change in disturbance regimes -- rather than a change in climate -- is largely responsible for altering the composition of Eastern forests, according to researcher Marc Abrams. Climate change not responsible for altering forest tree composition - Full article
The discovery of a "maternal age effect" by a team of Penn State scientists that could be used to predict the accumulation of mitochondrial DNA mutations in maternal egg cells — and the transmission of these mutations to children — could provide valuable insights for genetic counseling. Children born to older mothers have greater rates of mitochondrial mutations - Full article
Jian Yang and his lab are developing extraordinary materials – fluorescent, biodegradable, and 3D-printable – for regenerative engineering, targeted drug-delivery, and non-invasive imaging Novel chemistry turns conventional polymers into biomedical supermaterials - Full article
Upcoming Events
Oct 20, 2014 Monday 12:10 PM
Elizabeth Haswell (Department of Biology, Washington University in St. Louis)
Smarty Plants: How Molecules, Cells and Organisms Sense and Respond to Mechanical Force
Oct 22, 2014 Wednesday 4:00 PM
Ming-Hu Han (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)
Cellular and Circuitry Mechanisms Underlying Behavioral Resilience to Social Stress
Oct 23, 2014 Thursday 11:00 AM
Thomas Van Boeckel (Princeton University)
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