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.
Sep 01, 2015
Macromolecular X-ray Crystallography and Automated Biological Calorimetry Facilities Newsletter Summer 2015
Auto-ITC 200 gets a system upgrade VP-Cap DSC has a new heater Next free training sessions for auto ITC, DSC and CD is scheduled for Sept. 24, 2015
Feb 16, 2015
Acoustic tweezers device expands the range of X-ray crystallography
A device for precisely positioning small objects using acoustic waves has now been used to position fragile protein crystals a few micrometers or less in size in the path of a crystallography X-ray beam.
Jan 21, 2014
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.
Aug 26, 2013
Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) Workshop well received by attendees
The X-Ray Crystallography Facility held a Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) workshop on August 20th, 2013, which received overwhelmingly positive reviews from attendees.
May 09, 2013
Protein Crystallization Workshop receives high marks from attendees
The X-Ray Crystallography Facility's recent workshop was well-attended and well-received.
Sep 06, 2010
Scientists capture first-ever atomic view of key genetic processes
Using a 3-D visualization method called X-ray crystallography, Song Tan, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology has built the first-ever image of a protein interacting with the nucleosome -- DNA packed tightly into space-saving bundles organized around a protein core. The research, performed at the Penn State Center for Eukaryotic Gene Regulation of the Huck Institutes, is expected to aid future investigations into diseases such as cancer.
Aug 03, 2010
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.