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Graduate student excellence celebrated at annual awards luncheon

Penn State Executive Vice President and Provost Nicholas P. Jones presented 10 awards to more than 30 graduate students — including Huck Institutes IGDP students Yurika Matsui (MCIBS), Weile Chen (Ecology), Bastian Minkenberg (Plant Biology), and William Turbitt (Integrative and Biomedical Physiology) — in recognition of outstanding achievement during the annual Graduate Student Awards Luncheon held on April 18 at the Nittany Lion Inn.

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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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Researchers encouraged to write for The Conversation and The Scientist

Online publications featuring articles by faculty and graduate researchers are an excellent avenue for additional external publicity and promotion.

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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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Limited submission: Announcing NSF ADVANCE Adaptation Track: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers

We are pleased to announce the launch of the NSF ADVANCE Adaptation Track: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE) (NSF 16-594) competition.

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No Huck/OVPR Olympics this year

A story from 2014, announcing the second annual Huck/OVPR Olympics, was mistakenly run in the April 14, 2017, issue of Penn State Today. This event is not scheduled this year. Our sincere apologies for any confusion.

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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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Limited submission: Announcing Brain Research Foundation's Scientific Innovations Award competition

We are pleased to announce the launch of Brain Research Foundation's Scientific Innovations Award competition.

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Huck Institutes welcomes new staff in 2017

Please join us in welcoming Daryl Branford, Steve Bumbarger, and Kimberly Ripka to the Huck Institutes.

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Using metabolomics to assess potential toxicity of plasticizers

The Omiecinski Lab collaborates with the Metabolomics Facility.

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Professor’s TEDxPSU talk about benefits of conflict featured on TED.com

Jonathan Marks advocated conflict between government and corporations in his TED talk, which has been featured on TED.com.

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Announcing the second annual Life Science Symposium

The Symposium will be held May 18 and 19, 2017, with the aim of promoting communication and collaboration among the life science students and faculty at the University Park and Hershey campuses.

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An important message from the National Science Foundation (NSF)

Announcing a new pilot requiring the use of a spreadsheet template for identifying Collaborators and Other Affiliations information

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You're invited to the Blue-White Science Expo on Saturday, April 22, 2017

Join Penn State's research community and show your support for science at the Blue-White Science Expo! The Science Expo will feature lightning talks in each of Penn State's five areas of focus: Enhancing Health, Stewarding our Planet's Resources, Driving Digital Innovation, Transforming Education, and Advancing the Arts & Humanities.

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Talk to focus on new National Institutes of Health rules

Directors from Penn State's Office for Research Protections will present a 15-minute overview on the recent and upcoming changes to National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded research at noon on May 2 in 112 Henderson Building.

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Fast capture of cancer markers will aid in diagnosis and treatment

A nanoscale product of human cells that was once considered junk is now known to play an important role in intercellular communication and in many disease processes, including cancer metastasis.

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Ades named 2017 Penn State Teaching Fellow

Sarah Ades, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology in the Eberly College of Science, has received the Alumni/Student Award for Excellence in Teaching and have been named 2017 Penn State Teaching Fellows.

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Perdew recognized with 2017 Palmer Faculty Mentoring Award

Gary H. Perdew, John T. and Paige S. Smith Professor in Agricultural Sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences, is the recipient of the 2017 Howard B. Palmer Faculty Mentoring Award.

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Hazen named 2017 Staff Excellence Award winner

Missy Hazen, research technologist at the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences in the Office of the Vice President for Research, has been named the 2017 Staff Excellence Award winner.

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