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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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Video of New Solution to age-old Bedbug Problem

Invent Penn State entrepreneurial ecosystem helping to bring biopesticide to market

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Biological Data Analysis: The Right Way

How Penn State’s annual data reproducibility boot camp has shaped data collection in the biological sciences

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Choosing the best supercomputer for your research

Upcoming seminar will help researchers find the best high-performance computing resources to support their work

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New Malaria Study

Malaria parasites sense and adapt to their host’s nutritional status

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Potential new target for anti-malarial drugs identified

A newly described protein could be an effective target for combating drug-resistant malaria parasites

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Targeting Stem Cells

Two-part system turns stem cells into whatever you want

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Penn State DNA ladders:

Inexpensive molecular rulers for DNA research

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Cocao for Peace

Cacao for Peace is an outgrowth of the historic peace accord signed in November 2016 between the Colombian government and the leftist rebels known as the FARC, after 53 years of civil war.

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Plant cell walls' stretch-but-don't-break growth more complex than once thought

Plant cell wall growth is typically described as a simple process, but researchers using a microscope that can resolve images on the nanoscale level have observed something more complex.

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Penn State and Geisinger team up to establish new program for graduate students

$2.4M program is designed to train the next generation of biomedical scientists

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Ingesting soy protein may ease severity of inflammatory bowel disease

A diet supplemented with soy protein may be an effective adjunct therapy for inflammatory bowel diseases, Penn State researchers reported after completing a study that included mice and cultured human colon cells.

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Researchers aim to eliminate malaria in Southeast Asia

Researchers at Penn State have received more than $1 million in first-year funding from the National Institutes of Health to investigate malaria transmission in Southeast Asia with a goal of working toward the disease's elimination in the region. They will receive up to approximately $9 million over seven years for this project.

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Disease-associated genes routinely missed in some genetic studies

Whole-exome DNA sequencing — a technology that saves time and money by sequencing only protein-coding regions and not the entire genome — may routinely miss detecting some genetic variations associated with disease, according to Penn State researchers who have developed new ways to identify such omissions.

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Rapid screening machine can read and separate protein sequences

The structural properties of proteins that could eventually become important materials for manufacturing and medicine are revealed by a novel optical technique that works rapidly to sort through amino acid sequences even inside living bacteria, according to a team of engineers.

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Invent Penn State’s Fund For Innovation helps start seven new ventures

A little less than two years after the launch of the Fund for Innovation, Invent Penn State has backed nearly 50 emerging Penn State technologies and has provided startup funding to promising new ventures that were born out of the program.

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Using metabolomics to assess potential toxicity of plasticizers

The Omiecinski Lab collaborates with the Metabolomics Facility.

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