Grant to help pave a big data highway to explore genome, enhance health

A $6.1 million, five-year grant from the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases at the National Institutes of Health may help researchers leverage massive amounts of genomic data to develop medical treatments and pharmaceuticals, according to an international team of researchers.

Five Penn State professors honored with Faculty Scholar Medals

Huck-cofunded faculty researcher Song Tan is among the awardees.

Paul Medvedev receives National Science Foundation CAREER award

NSF award will provide funding for Medvedev to develop algorithms for big genomic data

Penn State and Geisinger announce new collaborative gene research project

Marylyn Ritchie, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology and director of the Center for Systems Genomics in the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences at Penn State University, will lead a collaborative effort between Penn State and Geisinger Research to connect the genome data of 100,000 anonymous patients with their medical histories, in order to identify the genetic and environmental basis of human disease.

New video profile: Marta Byrska-Bishop

Marta Byrska-Bishop -- a Ph.D. candidate in the Huck Institutes' Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Biosciences program -- studies genomics and gene regulation in relation to inherited diseases.

Living African group discovered to be the most populous humans over the last 150,000 years

New genetic research reveals that a small group of hunter-gatherers now living in Southern Africa once was so large that it comprised the majority of living humans during most of the past 150,000 years.

Major new study reveals new similarities and differences between mice and humans

Powerful clues have been discovered about why the human immune system, metabolism, stress response, and other life functions are so different from those of the mouse.

Video profile: Marta Byrska-Bishop & Ross Hardison

Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Biosciences Ph.D. candidate Marta Byrska-Bishop and faculty researcher Dr. Ross Hardison study genomics and gene regulation in relation to inherited diseases.

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.

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.