Dec 07, 2014
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.
Nov 19, 2014
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.
Oct 14, 2014
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.
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 21, 2014
Modernizing malaria research through a new, interdisciplinary approach to parasitology
Huck Institutes faculty researcher Manuel Llinas uses cutting-edge techniques in metabolomics and genomics to try and beat the malaria-causing Plasmodium parasite.
Nov 11, 2013
Investigating roles of rare genetic variants in disease
Researchers at the Center for Systems Genomics are developing bioinformatics software to facilitate analysis of rare variation in human genome sequence data.
Oct 14, 2013
Turning biologists into programmers
Research by Huck Institutes affiliate Howard Salis demonstrates how synthetic life could create real benefits.
Oct 14, 2013
Kateryna Makova honored as Penn State's Francis R. Pentz and Helen M. Pentz Professor of Science
Huck Institutes affiliate Kateryna Makova, a professor of biology at Penn State, has been honored by the University's Eberly College of Science by being appointed the Francis R. and Helen M. Pentz Professor of Science.
Aug 06, 2013
Gong Chen selected as holder of the Verne M. Willaman Chair in the Life Sciences
Gong Chen, a professor of biology at Penn State, has been appointed as Holder of the Verne M. Willaman Chair in the Life Sciences effective July 1, 2013 in recognition of his national and international reputation for excellence in research and teaching.