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Call for submissions: "Technology enabling discovery"

Are you a Huck Institutes-funded faculty or graduate student researcher? Has working with one of the Huck Institutes' instrumentation facilities enabled you to make a newsworthy discovery? We want to hear from you!

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Talk on student mental health will kick off "Research Unplugged"

"Research Unplugged," a series of talks by Penn State faculty and staff who share their expertise on science, technology and culture with the community, will start March 16.

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Announcing Energy Days at Penn State

Energy Days is an annual conference (May 22–23, 2017) that brings together leaders from across the energy realm, including members of industry, government, non-profits, and academia.

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Call for submissions: Health and the environment posters

Undergraduate and graduate students, post-docs, and faculty are invited to submit their posters on research/scholarly work pertaining to health and the environment, for a special event with Linda Birnbaum, director of National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Toxicology Program, who will be presenting beforehand.

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Discovery rewriting the evolutionary history of the nervous system

Penn State researchers at the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences uncover a long-standing, fundamental error in the story of the nervous system’s evolution.

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Gates Foundation grant boosts malaria research program

An international team, including researchers at Penn State, have received a three-year, $4.7 million supplemental grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance their development of improved therapies for malaria eradication.

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Limited submission: Pathways to Stop Diabetes

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Pathways to Stop Diabetes competition.

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$2.35 million grant enables better prediction of infectious disease outbreaks

Researchers at Penn State have received $2.35 million from the National Science Foundation to study disease transmission among animals with a goal of better predicting outbreaks of infectious diseases within humans.

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Scientists reveal core genes involved in immunity of honey bees

A core set of genes involved in the responses of honey bees to multiple diseases caused by viruses and parasites has been identified by an international team of researchers. The findings provide a better-defined starting point for future studies of honey-bee health, and may help scientists and beekeepers breed honey bees that are more resilient to stress.

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Limited submission: Partnerships to Achieve Health Equity program

Research Development at the College of Medicine in cooperation with the Office of the Vice President for Research is requesting letters of intent for this limited submission opportunity by noon Monday, March 6.

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Ecologist Eissenstat receives Black Award for research accomplishments

David Eissenstat, professor of ecosystem management and woody plant physiology in the College of Agricultural Sciences, and chair of the Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Ecology at Penn State was awarded the Jessie C. Black Award for Excellence in Research.

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Heard on Campus: Anne McKenna

Anne T. McKenna, visiting professor of law at Penn State, presented “Data: Risks, Responsibilities, and Rights” at the Institute for CyberScience Advanced Cyber Infrastructure (ICS-ACI) User Social on February 22, 2017.

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AIBS identifies emerging public policy leader Stephanie Bora

The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) has selected the winner of the 2017 AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award. Stephanie Bora is a Ph.D. candidate in immunology and infectious disease at Pennsylvania State University.

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Huck Institutes recognizes Scott Boor with 25-year award

Each year, Penn State recognizes faculty and staff members who have given long service to the University and completed 25 years of full-time employment. On March 1, 2017, Scott Boor will have reached 25 years of service to Penn State.

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Call for submissions: research in focus

Do you have eye-catching visual media that conveys the essence and excitement of your research at the Huck Institutes? We're looking for stimulating video and photographic content to share on our social media, and we'd like to feature yours!

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Radiocarbon dating and DNA show ancient Puebloan leadership in the maternal line

Discovering who was a leader, or even if leaders existed, from the ruins of archaeological sites is difficult, but now a team of archaeologists and biological anthropologists, using a powerful combination of radiocarbon dating and ancient DNA, have shown that a matrilineal dynasty likely ruled Pueblo Bonito in New Mexico for more than 300 years.

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March 2 webinar planned to share communication tools with faculty researchers

Penn State's Office of Strategic Communications will host the top editor from the academic media website The Conversation (theconversation.com) for a virtual brown-bag webinar from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, to give a presentation for faculty researchers about communicating research to the public.

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Jeffrey Peters appointed deputy director of Penn State Cancer Institute

Penn State Cancer Institute has appointed Jeffrey M. Peters, distinguished professor of molecular toxicology and carcinogenesis in the College of Agricultural Sciences and the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences at Penn State, as its new deputy director, following a national search.

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Call for nominations: IGDP student excellence

Attention Huck Institutes Intercollege Graduate Degree Program (IGDP) chairs and faculty: The Huck Institutes is seeking nominations for exceptional graduate students to be highlighted on the Huck Institutes website and social media.

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2017 J. Lloyd Huck Graduate Research Innovation Grants (Huck GRI Grants): Request for proposals

The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences is now soliciting research proposals from students for Huck Graduate Research Innovation Grants. The Huck GRI Grants, newly instated in 2016, replaced the graduate student grants previously known as the Huck Graduate Dissertation Research Grants in 2015.

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