Feb 10, 2021
Andrew Patterson receives Society of Toxicology Achievement Award
The Society of Toxicology has named Tombros Early Career Professor Andrew Patterson of Penn State as the recipient of its 2021 Achievement Award, recognizing his significant contributions to the field of toxicology within 15 years of obtaining the highest earned degree.
Jan 04, 2021
Discovery of chemical clue may lead to solving cacao's black pod rot mystery
The finding of relatively high levels of the antimicrobial compound clovamide in the leaves of a disease-resistant strain of cacao has significant implications for breeding trees that can tolerate black pod rot, according to Penn State researchers who conducted a novel study.
Mar 11, 2020
Listening to your gut: A powerful new tool on the microbiome and cell metabolism
Many aspects of our lives — not only the presence or absence of certain diseases, but conditions like obesity, sleep patterns, even mood — may be determined, to a surprising extent, by the microbes living inside of us.
Jan 21, 2020
Persistent environmental contaminant changes the gut microbiome of mice
An industrial chemical — phased out since 2002, but previously used in stain and water-repellent products and firefighting foam — alters the gut microbiome of mice and could have implications for human health, according to an international team of researchers.
Nov 06, 2018
Partnership announced between Commonwealth Campuses and shared facilities
The Office of the Vice President for Research at Penn State has announced the launch of a new program to support increased usage of shared core facilities and services by faculty at the Commonwealth Campuses.
Aug 30, 2018
Gut microbes may partner with a protein to help regulate vitamin D
Microbes in the gut may use a protein in a process that helps the body regulate vitamin D production.
Mar 14, 2017
Using metabolomics to assess potential toxicity of plasticizers
The Omiecinski Lab collaborates with the Metabolomics Facility.
Mar 14, 2017
Studying rare genetic mutations with metabolomics
The Hanna-Rose Labâ€™s collaboration with the Metabolomics Facility yields new discoveries, projects, and funding.
Dec 15, 2014
Receptor may be key to treating nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
Inhibiting a nuclear receptor in the gut could lead to a treatment for a liver disorder that affects almost 30 percent of the Western world's adult population, according to an international team of researchers.
Jun 17, 2014
World's cocoa crop could get a big boost from a simple, non-toxic spray
Huck scientists find Theobroma cacao trees' natural disease defense is bolstered by glycerol foliar treatment