College of Ag Sciences recognizes faculty, staff for research achievements

Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences lauded outstanding accomplishments in research during the 2023 Research Awards Ceremony, held Nov. 1 at the Hintz Family Alumni Center on the University Park campus.

Researchers predict climate change-driven reduction in beneficial plant microbes

Bacteria that benefit plants are thought to be a critical contributor to crops and other ecosystems, but climate change may reduce their numbers, according to a new study by an international team of researchers. They published their findings in Nature Food.

Q&A: Modeling measles amidst a global disruption in vaccine supplies

According to a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published Nov. 17 in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a drop in vaccination coverage led to a 72% increase in reported measles cases and a 43% increase in measles deaths during 2021-22.

NASA awards multi-institutional team $1M grant to inform US forest management

A research team led by a Penn State ecologist has received a $1 million grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to integrate satellite data into predictive modeling to anticipate change in recruitment — the process by which new trees emerge — within forests across the eastern United States.

Q&A: How does mental health affect sports concussion recovery?

Athletes hitting the field for the fall sports season may want to pay just as much attention to their mental health as their physical health.

NIH diversity grant to fund student’s 3D bioprinting research

Angie Castro will be supported by an NIH grant for her work on 3D printing granular scaffolds for tissue engineering and regeneration to meet precise medical needs.

Workplace flexibility associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease

Increasing workplace flexibility may lower employees’ risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study led by researchers from Penn State and Harvard.

Collaborative landscape design approach may improve resiliency, human well-being

A newly proposed landscape stewardship framework may lead to a more resilient and adaptable environment and improved quality of life for people.

'Growing Impact' examines landscape restoration in Malawi

The latest episode of "Growing Impact" discusses landscape restoration as a potential natural climate solution for Africa.

Genomics Research Incubator expands assay and training options for scientists

The Genomics Core Facility technology allows researchers to process genetic material much quicker and in larger quantities, producing more detailed data for more in-depth analyzes.