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A safe optical fiber for delivering light and drugs into the body

A flexible, biodegradable optical fiber that can deliver light into the body for medical applications.

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Graduate training program in pollinator ecology gets a boost with USDA grant

The $262,000 award will support the Graduate Training Program in Integrative Pollinator Ecology offered by Penn State's Center for Pollinator Research.

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New method for evaluating reproducibility in studies of genome organization

A new statistical method will help to ensure that data are reliable in "big data" studies using a cutting-edge tool for studying how the genome works inside of a cell.

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Professor Andrew Zydney to direct Penn State’s new Center of Excellence in Industrial Biotechnology

The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences are delighted to announce that Andrew Zydney, Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, will be Director of the new Center of Excellence in Industrial Biotechnology (CoEIB).

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Penn State data scientist to speak on forecasting student success

Drew Wham, a data scientist at Education Technology Services, will discuss "Using Machine Learning to Forecast Student Outcomes."

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$4.92M gift to Penn State for industrial biotechnology education, research

Housed within the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, the Center of Excellence in Industrial Biotechnology will serve as a unique hub of multidisciplinary teaching and research

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A Neurosurgeon and an Engineer Walk Into a Lab...

Scientists cross disciplines to develop an implantable device to tackle diseases of the brain

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Dr. Gary Perdew awarded an 8 year 7.2 million dollar Senior Investigator Award from National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences

Grant supports research to enhance epithelial barrier function, immune response

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The Pennsylvania Pollinator Protection Plan (P4)

P4 summarizes the current state of pollinators in PA

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The Center for Pollinator Research announces the new Pennsylvania Pollinator Protection Plan (P4)

The P4 was developed with input from 36 individuals representing 28 state and national organizations and stakeholder groups. It summarizes the current state of pollinators in Pennsylvania, and provides recommendations for best practices and resources to support and expand pollinator populations.

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Announcing new chair of the Huck Graduate Student Advisory Committee

Integrative and Biomedical Physiology student, Kelly Ness, has been elected Chair of the Huck Graduate Student Advisory Committee (HGSAC) for the 2017-2018 academic year

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Convergence of Transmission Electron Microscopy Methods for Materials and Life Sciences

On November 3rd there will be a workshop to discuss common transmission electron microscopy methods and new instrumentation. This workshop is part of the new Common Vision initiative established by MRI and the Huck Institutes to foster collaboration between Life Sciences and Materials Sciences.

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The Reproducibility Crisis in Computationally-Intensive Research

Rick Gilmore will deliver a talk on the reproducibility crisis September 7th as a part of the ICS CyberScience Seminars, a monthly lecture series exploring cutting-edge topics related to computational and big data research

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Pathway's power to boost, halt tumors may be promising cancer therapy target

Protein may serve as key driver in series of molecular interactions

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Potato waste processing may be the road to enhanced food waste conversion

A novel approach to more efficiently convert potato waste into ethanol

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Viruses up their game in arms race with Immune System

Evolutionary race between a host and a pathogen, introduced to control rabbit population in Australia in 1950

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Invitation for collaboration on NSF's “Smart and Connected Communities” funding opportunity

The Institute for CyberScience (ICS) will host a collaboration session to bring together researchers interested in an upcoming National Science Foundation (NSF) funding opportunity on “Smart and Connected Communities” (S&CC)

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Researchers to develop new gene-editing method for the study of arthropods

A grant from the National Science Foundation will enable a Penn State-led team of entomologists to develop and disseminate a technology they say could bring gene-editing capabilities within reach of everyday scientists, regardless of the arthropod species they study.

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Antibodies may reveal timing of previous influenza infection

In the largest study of its kind, researchers identify antibody concentrations that correspond to recent and past exposure to the flu strain H1N1.

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Researchers receive scientific grants from Kaufman Foundation

Jim Marden, professor of biology and Huck Institutes Director of Operations, receives Kaufman Foundation Grant

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