Jul 20, 2014
Crowdfunding campaign underway to support student research on sustainable agriculture
A group of students led by Charles Anderson has launched a crowdfunding campaign to support their new research project in sustainable agriculture, Fast Farming: Feeding a Hot, Dry World.
Jun 12, 2014
Announcing MCIBS a new life sciences graduate program
The new Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Biosciences (MCIBS) graduate program merger aims to increase integration and flexibility for life sciences students.
Jun 12, 2014
Rescue of Alzheimer's memory deficit achieved by reducing 'excessive inhibition'
A new drug target to fight Alzheimer's disease has been discovered by a research team led by Gong Chen, a Professor of Biology and the Verne M. Willaman Chair in Life Sciences at Penn State University.
May 12, 2014
Human heart beats using nearly billion-year-old molecular mechanism
Neurobiologist Tim Jegla and his Lab find in a living, ancient sea anemone species the same gene family and ion channel that regulate the slow wave contractions of the human heart.
Apr 14, 2014
Existence of new neuron repair pathway discovered
The Rolls Lab discovers a new neuron repair pathway that could one day help people suffering from nerve damage.
Jan 29, 2014
Critical protein discovered for healthy cell growth in mammals
A team of researchers including Huck Institutes affiliates Aimin Liu and Gang (Greg) Ning has discovered a protein required for the growth of tiny, but critical, hair-like structures called cilia on cell surfaces.
Jan 23, 2014
Will Hancock named American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering fellow
Huck Institutes faculty researcher William Hancock has been named a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).
Jan 23, 2014
Experiments show hypothesis of microtubule steering accurate
Tiny protein motors in cells can steer microtubules in the right direction through branching nerve cell structures, according to Huck Institutes faculty researchers Melissa Rolls and Will Hancock and graduate student Yalei Chen.
Jan 08, 2014
A new pathway for neuron repair is discovered
Penn State University molecular biologists including Huck Institutes faculty member Melissa Rolls and graduate students Richard Albertson, Michelle Stone, and Li Chen have discovered a brand-new pathway for repairing nerve cells that could have implications for faster and improved healing.
Dec 19, 2013
Breakthrough could one day help sufferers of brain injury, Alzheimer's disease
Penn State researchers including Huck Institutes faculty member Gong Chen and graduate students Ziyuan Guo, Yuchen Chen, and Fan Wang have developed an innovative technology to regenerate functional neurons after brain injury and also in model systems used for research on Alzheimer's disease.