Climate warming could increase malaria risk in cooler regions
Malaria parasites develop faster in mosquitoes at lower temperatures than previously thought, according to researchers at Penn State and the University of Exeter. The findings suggest that even slight climate warming could increase malaria risk to hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people — including travelers — in areas that are currently too cold for malaria parasites to complete their development.
Head named for Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering
Jean Paul Allain has been named the inaugural head of the recently established Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering at Penn State, effective July 1. He will hold the Lloyd and Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair in Plasma Medicine in the Huck Institutes for Life Sciences, as well as the positions of an Institute for Cyber Science faculty co-hire and professor of biomedical engineering by courtesy.
Five Huck Researchers Featured In Penn State's "Impact" Campaign
The Huck Institutes is well-represented among this collection of exciting work being done by members of the University community.
Jul 17, 2019
New tuberculosis tests pave way for cow vaccination programs
Skin tests that can distinguish between cattle that are infected with tuberculosis (TB) and those that have been vaccinated against the disease have been created by an international team of scientists.
Jul 16, 2019
Microbiome Center graduate students awarded NIFA fellowships
Sarah Isbell and Mara Cloutier, both Penn State graduate students and Microbiome Center researchers, will be supported in their studies by fellowships paid for by the United States Department of Agriculture.
Jul 09, 2019
New method helping to find deletions and duplications in the human genome
A new machine-learning method accurately identifies regions of the human genome that have been duplicated or deleted — known as copy number variants — that are often associated with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. The new method, developed by researchers at Penn State, integrates data from several algorithms that attempt to identify copy number variants from exome-sequencing data — high-throughput DNA sequencing of only the protein-coding regions of the human genome.
CRISPR/Cas-mediated Single Base Editing: Coming in a Big Way
Features of Abnormal Excitation and Inhibition Balance in Canonical Barrel Cortical Circuits Associated with Chronic Spontaneous Epileptogenesis
Microbiome Center Weekly Meeting