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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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Paul Babitzke elected as Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology

Paul Babitzke, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.

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Penn State's valued relationship with its graduate students

President Eric Barron's letter to the University community

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Ninth biennial Workshop in Virus Evolution a success

Marilyn Roossinck reflects on the international meeting of virologists.

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2017 Graduate Exhibition award winners announced

Forty-one graduate students -- including Adwitia Dey of the Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Integrative and Biomedical Physiology -- received awards for their research and creative scholarship in the 32nd annual Graduate Exhibition, held March 24 and 26 on Penn State's University Park campus.

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Moriah Szpara awarded Priscilla Schaffer Memorial Award

Moriah Szpara, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State, has been awarded the Priscilla Schaffer Memorial Award by the 2017 International Herpesvirus Workshop selection committee.

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Can computers one day understand emotions? New patent paves the way

A new patent awarded to a Penn State team led by James Wang, professor in the College of Information Sciences and Technology; Reginald Adams, associate professor of psychology in the College of the Liberal Arts; Jia Li, professor of statistics in the Eberly College of Science; and Michelle Newman, professor of psychology, takes the next step in computer learning techniques in the hopes that computers can one day understand the complex realm of human feelings.

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Penn State develops first-of-a-kind model to research post-malaria epilepsy

A first-of-its-kind mouse model could lead to an understanding of how cerebral malaria infection leads to the development of epilepsy in children, and to the prevention of seizures.

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Global environmental health leader to present April 6

The Spring Health and the Environment Lecture on April 6 will feature Linda Birnbaum, director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and National Toxicology Program (NTP).

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Studying rare genetic mutations with metabolomics

The Hanna-Rose Lab’s collaboration with the Metabolomics Facility yields new discoveries, projects, and funding.

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Using metabolomics to discern nutrients’ influence on immunity

The Cantorna Lab’s collaboration with the Metabolomics Facility yields new insights.

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