Jan 21, 2020
Persistent environmental contaminant changes the gut microbiome of mice
An industrial chemical — phased out since 2002, but previously used in stain and water-repellent products and firefighting foam — alters the gut microbiome of mice and could have implications for human health, according to an international team of researchers.
Jan 07, 2020
Growth of Microbiome Centers Noted In Nature Microbiology.
Penn State has committed to hiring almost two dozen new faculty members to study the microbiome since the creation of its own center.
Nov 18, 2019
Penn State faculty member recognized by dairy and animal science groups
Terry Etherton, head of the Department of Animal Science in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, received the 2019 Distinguished Service Award at the recent annual meeting of the Northeast Section of the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) and the Northeast Branch of the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) in Hershey.
Nov 08, 2019
Global Faculty Fellow will create connections between Penn State and Colombia
Siela Maximova, research professor of plant biotechnology, has been named a Global Faculty Fellow in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and a Land Grant University U.S.-Colombia Fulbright Scholar.
Oct 04, 2019
Plant pathologist awarded grant to aid global study of seedborne pathogens
A nearly $4 million grant awarded to Penn State will support an interdisciplinary, multi-university team of researchers as they explore bacterial pathogens causing leaf spot diseases that are damaging valuable agricultural crops such as watermelon and pumpkin.
Sep 10, 2019
New DAWG Chews On Microbiome Datasets
Mara Cloutier is passionate about researching microbiomes and opening up this rapidly expanding field of study to others through the Data Analysis Working Group.
Aug 21, 2019
Foodborne pathogen sheltered by harmless bacteria that support biofilm formation
Pathogenic bacteria that stubbornly lurk in some apple-packing facilities may be sheltered and protected by harmless bacteria that are known for their ability to form biofilms, according to Penn State researchers, who suggest the discovery could lead to development of alternative foodborne-pathogen-control strategies.
Aug 15, 2019
Fishing leads to investigation of environmental changes in waterways
A fisherman's curiosity led to identification of the correlation between microbial communities in recreational freshwater locales and seasonal environmental changes, according to a team of researchers from Penn State.
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 08, 2019
Some green ash trees show some resistance to emerald ash borers
Genes in green ash trees that may confer some resistance to attacks by the emerald ash borer express themselves only once the tree detects the invasive beetle's feeding, according to Penn State researchers.