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In Photos: Safety Procedures in a Lab Studying Coronavirus

Suresh Kuchipudi's lab is one of those at Penn State working with coronavirus. His lab members documented the precautions being taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Penn State engineer developing device that may be able to test for COVID-19

A point-of-care testing device that may help diagnose the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is under development by Weihua Guan, assistant professor of electrical engineering in Penn State’s College of Engineering.

Proposals being accepted for ecology research funding

The Ecology Institute announced a call for proposals for its Flower Grant program. The funds aim to support ecology research focused across the institute’s five core themes: resilience and adaptation; provision of ecosystem goods and services; ecology at the interface; rapid evolutionary change; and ecological foundations.

China’s control measures may have prevented 700,000 COVID-19 cases

China’s control measures during the first 50 days of the COVID-19 epidemic may have delayed the spread of the virus to cities outside of Wuhan by several days and, by interrupting transmission nationwide, prevented more than 700,000 infections across the country, according to an international team of researchers.

Researchers mobilize to study COVID-19 from multiple angles

Penn State funds 17 research proposals, ranging from vaccine development to improved predictive modeling, with more to come.

Engineers model mutations causing drug resistance

Whether it is a drug-resistant strain of bacteria, or cancer cells that no longer react to the drugs intended to kill them, diverse mutations make cells resistant to chemicals, and "second generation" approaches are needed. Now, a team of Penn State engineers may have a way to predict which mutations will occur in people, creating an easier path to create effective pharmaceuticals.

Faculty experts will respond to COVID-19 questions from the public with scientifically valid, up-to-date information via a new video series twice per week.

Penn State infectious disease experts answer COVID-19 questions via video

Brief “Ask CIDD” videos will inform the public with accurate answers to the most pressing Coronavirus questions.

The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences has issued a request for proposals for projects that will utilize Penn State’s unique research strengths to contribute to the global coronavirus response.

Penn State funds first round of COVID-19 research proposals

One week after launching a rapid-fire call for proposals, awards are granted to six projects that address the global pandemic, with more to follow

Social distancing tips from a Penn State expert

As guidance from leading health organizations and the federal government continues to evolve, epidemiologist Matt Ferrari, associate professor of biology at Penn State, shares his expertise on some of our most frequently asked questions.

Developing a novel oral antibiotic to treat multidrug-resistant gonorrhea

Up to $2.86M has been awarded to a research team including Penn State scientists to develop a new oral antibiotic to treat multidrug-resistant gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted disease caused by bacteria that have developed resistance to all but one existing antibiotic.