Feb 07, 2019
Simple drug combination creates new neurons from neighboring cells
A simple drug cocktail that converts cells neighboring damaged neurons into functional new neurons could potentially be used to treat stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and brain injuries. A team of researchers at Penn State identified a set of four, or even three, molecules that could convert glial cells—which normally provide support and insulation for neurons—into new neurons.
Jan 25, 2019
Prospective Grad Students Get A Taste of Life at Penn State
Students interested in the Bioinformatics and Genomics; Plant Biology; Neuroscience; and Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Biosciences graduate programs were given a warm welcome on a snowy weekend.
Nov 09, 2018
Professor named 2018 distinguished member of Association for Computing Machinery
Vasant G. Honavar, professor and Edward Frymoyer Chair of Information Sciences and Technology, has been named a distinguished member of the Association for Computing Machinery, the world’s largest and most prestigious association of computing professionals. Honavar, who is one of 49 distinguished members named for 2018, was recognized for his outstanding scientific contributions to computing.
Nov 06, 2018
Lung inflammation from childhood asthma linked with later anxiety
Persistent lung inflammation may be one possible explanation for why having asthma during childhood increases your risk for developing anxiety later in life, according to Penn State researchers.
Jun 05, 2018
Modern brain circuitry retains ancient foundation
Studying sea anemones' molecular nerve-signaling machinery, Tim Jegla finds that a burst of evolutionary innovation laid the foundation of our nervous systems more than half a billion years ago.
May 02, 2017
Six Huck Institutes IGDP students receive awards in spring 2017
Apr 02, 2017
Penn State's valued relationship with its graduate students
President Eric Barron's letter to the University community
Feb 16, 2017
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.
Nov 21, 2016
Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences builds on commitment to graduate student professional development
Over the past two years, the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, with the assistance of members of Penn Stateâ€™s Industrial/Organizational Psychology program, has built and implemented a developmental system for graduate students in the Intercollege Graduate Degree Programs (IGDPs) in the life sciences.
Aug 01, 2016
Announcing Huck Graduate Research Innovation Grant recipients for 2016
The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences is pleased to announce this yearâ€™s recipients of Huck Graduate Research Innovation (GRI) Grants.