Better access to sunlight could be lifeline for corals worldwide, study finds

When it comes to preserving the world’s coral reefs, what’s going on above the surface is as important as what’s going on below it, according to new research conducted at Penn State.

‘Evidence-to-Impact podcast discusses chronic diseases and genetics, prevention

The Social Science Research Institute’s Evidence-to-Impact podcast returns with its 20th episode, “Chronic Diseases: Underserved Communities, Prevention, and Genetic Factors.”

Humidity may be the key to super-lubricity 'switch'

Sometimes friction is good, such as the friction between a road and a car’s tires to prevent the vehicle from skidding. But sometimes friction is bad — if you did not put oil in that very same car, there would be so much friction in the bearings of the engine that the car could not operate.

Event lifts curtain on a bright future for materials research

You are reading this because of materials. Whether you are perusing this article on an electronic device driven by a semiconductor chip or via a paper printout, the ability to read these words is in a large part due to innovative materials research that led to a product in use in society.

Penn State leads semiconductor packaging, heterogeneous integration center

The Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC)’s Joint University Microelectronics Program 2.0 (JUMP 2.0), a consortium of industrial partners in cooperation with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has announced the creation of a $32.7 million, Penn State-led Center for Heterogeneous Integration of Micro Electronic Systems (CHIMES).

Controlled, localized delivery of blood thinner may improve blood clot treatment

Heparin has long been used as a blood thinner, or anticoagulant, for patients with blood clotting disorders or after surgery to prevent complications. But the medication remains difficult to dose correctly, potentially leading to overdosing or underdosing.

Volumetrics again ranked as one of the nation’s best diets

Each year, the Volumetrics plan has consistently been recommended when people have looked to U.S. News & World Report rankings for advice on diets to improve their health or manage their weight.

Female faculty help shape student's research experiences at Penn State Hazleton

Between classes on a recent fall semester afternoon, Penn State Hazleton second-year student Angelica Sofia Pares Alicea stretched a pair of rubber gloves over her hands, pushed back the sleeves of her Penn State hoodie and got to work in the campus molecular genetics research lab.

2022 Top 10 Most Popular Microbiome Center News Articles

The stories that made the year in 2022 for the Penn State Microbiome Center

Some no-till crop rotations on dairy farms could benefit from strategic tillage

Many no-till growers are reluctant to implement any soil disturbance due to concerns about negative impacts on soil health.