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Research Institutes are established around major research areas and are supported by Centers of Excellence comprising faculty from colleges and departments across the University.
Research Institutes
Diabetes and Obesity Institute
Provides oversight and coordination for diabetes and obesity related research spanning both the Hershey and University Park campuses
Genome Sciences Institute
Fostering excellence and interdisciplinary collaborations in research and training in the Genome Sciences.
Infectious Disease Institute
Bringing together theoreticians and empirical scientists in a wide variety of disciplines to collaborate and innovate in the area of infectious disease research
Institute of the Neurosciences
Facilitating collaboration and networking between scientists and students in the areas of neuroscience at the Penn State Hershey College of Medicine and the University Park campus
News
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
Upcoming Events
Oct 3, 2014 Friday 12:30 PM
TBD (Penn State)
Paternally expressed genes predominate in the placenta (Wang 2013) PNAS
Oct 8, 2014 Wednesday 4:00 PM
Hui Zheng (Baylor College of Medicine)
Neuro-Glia Signaling in Neuronal Health and Alzheimer's Disease
Oct 9, 2014 Thursday 3:00 PM
Marcelo R. S. Briones (Universidade Federal de São Paulo)
Evolution of genetic information in pathogenic microorganisms: Implications for diagnostics and epidemiology