The High-Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging Facility houses an Agilent 7 Tesla horizontal magnet and an Agilent 14.1 Tesla vertical magnet, and has access to a Bruker 850US 20 tesla system—one of the world's highest magnetic field strengths available for magnetic resonance imaging.
High-Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging Facility
Investigating samples at the nanometer scale using in vivo imaging and magnetic resonance microscopy
Zinc deficiency before conception disrupts fetal development
Female mice deprived of dietary zinc for a relatively short time before conception experienced fertility and pregnancy problems and had smaller, less-developed fetuses than mice that ingested zinc during the same times, according to Penn State researchers including Francisco Diaz and Thomas Neuberger.
Announcing major equipment acquisitions at the Huck Institutes
The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, in conjunction with the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Office of the Provost, are pleased to announce several major equipment acquisitions that will further strengthen the research capabilities of their Core Facilities at University Park.
Ancient gene family linked to the future of epileptic seizures
A potassium-channel gene belonging to an ancient gene family more than 542 million years old is opening new avenues in epilepsy research, and may one day allow researchers to develop more effective drugs with fewer side effects for the treatment of epileptic seizures.