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.

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.

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.

Turning biologists into programmers

Research by Huck Institutes affiliate Howard Salis demonstrates how synthetic life could create real benefits.

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.