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Loyalsock Creek

Few hatchery brook trout genes present in Pa. watershed wild fish

Researchers electrofishing the bottom of a pool on Loyalsock Creek in northcentral Pennsylvania. They were searching for wild brook trout in a study that included researchers genotyping about 2,000 fish. The research was the first to look at genetic introgression on wild brook trout in an actively stocked watershed.

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Andrew Read named director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Andrew Read has been appointed director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences at Penn State effective Jan. 1, 2019. Read is an Evan Pugh University Professor of Biology and Entomology, Eberly Professor of Biotechnology and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics.

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$3 million grant will fund new 3D map of brain’s blood vessels

The brain contains a complex web of tiny blood vessels that are responsible for supplying oxygen and nutrients to neurons and other cells. Scientists know they’re there, but they don’t know exactly what they look like — or exactly how they work.

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