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Deer browsing is just one of many factors shaping North American forests

In a new study, a Penn State-led research team discovered evidence that browsing by white-tailed deer had relatively little long-term impact on two tree species in a northern forest.

Journal selects researcher as emerging investigator, publishes review paper

The journal Nanoscale selected Huanyu “Larry” Cheng, James L. Henderson, Jr. Memorial Associate Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Penn State, as one of its 2023 Emerging Investigators.

Honey bee colony loss in the U.S. linked to mites, extreme weather, pesticides

About one-third of the food eaten by Americans comes from crops pollinated by honey bees, yet the insect is dying off at alarming rates.

Machine learning identifies drugs that could potentially help smokers quit

Medications like dextromethorphan, used to treat coughs caused by cold and flu, could potentially be repurposed to help people quit smoking cigarettes, according to a study by Penn State College of Medicine and University of Minnesota researchers.

Machine vision system developed capable of locating king flowers on apple trees

A machine vision system capable of locating and identifying apple king flowers within clusters of blossoms on trees in orchards was devised by Penn State researchers — a critical early step in the development of a robotic pollination system — in a first-of-its-kind study.

Smithwick appointed new director of Earth and Environmental Systems Institute

Erica Smithwick, distinguished professor of geography, has been named director of the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at Penn State, effective Jan. 1.

Education project aims to improve overdose-death reporting

Accurate reporting on causes of death has direct impacts on mortality data, policy making, and setting priorities in public health.

Registration Open for 2023 Penn State Graduate Exhibition

Registration is now open for the 38th annual Graduate Exhibition, a public showcase of performances, innovative research and visual arts presented by Penn State's graduate students and hosted by the Graduate School.

Novel microneedle bandage could save lives by stopping blood loss from wounds

A soldier suffers a serious gunshot wound on a remote battlefield or a machinist has a work accident and gets stuck in traffic on the way to the hospital.

Studying the genetics of heart attacks and strokes in Hispanic populations

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and Hispanic/Latino (hereafter referred to as Hispanic) populations are more likely than non-Hispanic populations to experience common risk factors for cardiovascular disease like Type 2 diabetes and obesity.