Podcast collaboration explores research, policy and democracy during pandemic
COVID-19 has sparked a wide range of extreme political actions in the first half of 2020. From inconsistent shelter-in-place orders to unprecedented economic stimulus actions to debates over masks and armed protests at state capitols, the pandemic has brought the relationship between scientific research and public policy-making to the forefront of the news — and peoples’ lives — globally.
COVID-19 antibody testing. What is it good for?
While it’s too soon to use COVID-19 antibody testing to issue “immunity passports,” the antibody tests available today are good enough to inform decisions about public health, such as how and when to relax social distancing interventions, according to an international group of infectious disease and public health experts
COVID-19 Data 4 Action Project will help inform local decision-making
Penn State researchers will collect pandemic-related information in an effort to provide Centre County officials, Penn State administrators, and the public with actionable data.
Jun 04, 2020
Self-assembling, biomimetic composites possess unusual electrical properties
Sometimes, breaking rules is not a bad thing. Especially when the rules are apparent laws of nature that apply in bulk material, but other forces appear in the nanoscale.
Jun 04, 2020
New image of a cancer-related enzyme in action helps explain gene regulation
New images of an enzyme in action as it interacts with the chromosome could provide important insight into how cells — including cancer cells — regulate their genes.
Jun 03, 2020
Huck graduate students among NSF award recipients
Five graduate students in Huck programs or involved with Huck centers, advised by faculty members in the College of Agricultural Sciences, were recipients or honorable mentions of National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.