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Penn State’s Plant Biology Symposium: Wild and Tamed Phytobiomes; a wild and untamed success

The 21st Biennial Penn State Plant Biology Symposium was a four-day event that attracted top scientists from around the world to weave a narrative about the complex and expanding field of phytobiomes

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Gut microbes may partner with a protein to help regulate vitamin D

Microbes in the gut may use a protein in a process that helps the body regulate vitamin D production.

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Buried Treasure

A newly discovered reef offers important lessons in resilience

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An invisible world: Explore the life of 'Zombie Ants' at the Arts Festival

When Daryl Branford — one of the minds behind the groundbreaking multimedia instillation “The Zombie Ant Experience” — first came to Penn State in the 90s, it was the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts that convinced him Penn State was the place for him.

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Peter Hudson recognized as 'Humanitarian of the Year' by Kish Bank

In recognition of his efforts to advancing public health to alleviate human suffering around the world, Peter Hudson, the Willaman Professor of Biology and director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, was recognized by Kish Bank with its Humanitarian of the Year Award on June 21.

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Scientists find evidence of 27 new viruses in bees

Study represents largest effort to date to identify novel pathogens in global bee populations

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Camouflaged nanoparticles used to deliver killer protein to cancer

A biomimetic nanosystem can deliver therapeutic proteins to selectively target cancerous tumors, according to a team of Penn State researchers.

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New Fermentation Facility Brings New Opportunities

With a generous gift from its namesake benefactor, the CSL Behring Fermentation Facility puts Penn State students a step ahead

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Ribbon-cutting Ceremony Celebrates Updated Agricultural Engineering Building

Improvements include new, cutting-edge shared fermentation facility

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Six Huck Institutes IGDP students receive awards in spring 2018

Six Huck Institutes students of notable achievement honored with awards

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SciArt: Interacting with Zombie Ants

The Huck Institute of the Life Sciences will present the first in a series of 'SciArt@TheHuck' exhibits when 'The Zombie Ant Experience' opens at the Millennium Science Complex May 21

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Altered body odor indicates malaria even if microscope doesn't

An international team of researchers is working toward a way to identify malaria patients including infected individuals who show no malaria symptoms

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Cocoa CRISPR: Gene editing shows promise for improving the 'chocolate tree'

Use of the powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 could help to breed cacao trees that exhibit desirable traits such as enhanced resistance to diseases, according to Penn State plant scientists.

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Plant biology symposium slated for June at University Park

Penn State will host world-renowned scientists as part of the 21st Penn State Plant Biology Symposium: Wild and Tamed Phytobiomes, set for June 19-22 in the Huck Life Sciences Building on the University Park campus.

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Chad Nihranz receives Intercollege Graduate Student Outreach Achievement Award

Chad Nihranz, a doctoral student in ecology, is the 2018 recipient of the Intercollege Graduate Student Outreach Achievement Award.

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Divyanshi Srivastava awarded the Academic Computing Fellowship

Doctoral student Divyanshi Srivastava has been awarded the Academic Computing Fellowship. The fellowship, established in 1987, is offered through a partnership between the Graduate School and Penn State Information Technology Services.

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Peter Hudson to receive Penn State Honorary Alumni Award

Peter Hudson, Willaman Professor of Biology in the Eberly College of Science and director of The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, has been selected to receive the Honorary Alumni Award from the Penn State Alumni Association.

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Zombie Ant Team Accepts Cozzarelli Prize in the Biomedical Sciences

David Hughes accepts Cozzarelli Prize on behalf of interdisciplinary team at the National Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting Awards Ceremony in Washington D.C.

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Bioinformatics student selected for National Science Foundation fellowship

Jordan Hughey doctoral student in the Bioinformatics and Genomics program, has been selected as a fellow for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) in 2018

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Introducing two new instruments in our Microscopy and Cytometry Facility

We are pleased to announce the addition of two new instruments to our Microscopy and Cytometry Facility; the Miltenyi VYB and Miltenyi’s Tyto cell sorter.

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