Gene-edited mushroom created by Penn State researcher is changing GMO dialogue
The term "genetically modified organism" is almost guaranteed to spark debate in the news and social media, on internet message boards and at the water cooler. Now, the work of a faculty researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has generated a new wave of attention to the ongoing dialogue surrounding GMOs.
Gene-edited CRISPR mushroom escapes US regulation
A fungus engineered with the CRISPR–Cas9 technique can be cultivated and sold without further oversight.
Probing Questions: Why are bees and other pollinators suffering from malnutrition?
Listen in as Christina Grozinger -- a distinguished professor of entomology, and director of Penn State's Center for Pollinator Research -- updates us on the pollinator malnutrition crisis and notes some ways we might mitigate and reverse the downward trend in pollinator health.
Your viruses could reveal your travel history, and more
The genomes of two distinct strains of the virus that causes the common lip cold sore, herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), have been identified within an individual person -- an achievement that could be useful to forensic scientists for tracing a person's travel history.
In human development research, big data could mean better results
While there is no Hubble telescope gathering data about the universe of human development, projects to make large amounts of information -- big data -- more accessible to developmental researchers could bring behavioral science's biggest questions into focus, according to a Penn State psychologist.
Microfluidic devices gently rotate small organisms and cells
A method to rotate single particles, cells or organisms using acoustic waves in a microfluidic device will allow researchers to take three dimensional images with only a cell phone.
Keeping ribosomes stuck may stop virulent bacteria strain in its tracks
Compounds that stop a cellular rescue operation for stuck ribosomes may bolster the nation's defenses against biowarfare and bioterrorism, as well as create alternative antibiotics to handle increasingly resistant pathogens, according to a team of researchers.
DJs, drones and the sounds of data featured at 2016 Polar Day on March 22
The weather may be warming with spring on the horizon, but ice will be center stage at Penn State’s annual Polar Day on March 22, 2016 on the University Park campus.
Announcing the Huck Institutes' Integrated Safety Plan (ISP) initiative
The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences has established a group to develop an Integrated Safety Plan (ISP), which aims to engage all in ensuring a safe work environment for employees and visitors, alike.
Gorilla and human Y chromosomes are highly similar, new method reveals
A new, less expensive, and faster method has been developed to determine the DNA sequence of the male-specific Y chromosome in the gorilla.
Data-sharing video library aids developmental studies
The first large-scale, open data-sharing video library is expanding at a rapid pace, providing developmental researchers at Penn State and across the world unprecedented access to data in a rich, new way.
Second annual Penn State Addiction Symposium set for April 4
The second annual Penn State Addiction Symposium will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, April 4, in the Junker Auditorium on the Penn State Hershey campus.
Demirel receives proof-of-concept grant
Melik Demirel, professor of engineering science and mechanics is one of four researchers receiving a QED Proof-Of-Concept grant from the University City Science Center in Philadelphia.
Fruits, vegetables, "farm-to-fork continuum" vital to cancer prevention
After decades of research aimed at improving the yield, appearance and safety of fruits, vegetables and grains, it's time to focus science on the health benefits those foods can provide, according to a cancer researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Impact of climate change on parasite infections depends on host immunity
New research demonstrates how climate change and the immune reaction of the infected individual can affect the long-term and seasonal dynamics of parasite infections.
Penn State harnessing research muscle to fight infectious diseases
The Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics (CIDD) brings a cross-disciplinary approach to the study of infectious diseases.
Project aims to improve learning in young people with Down Syndrome
Children with Down Syndrome face many unique challenges, including being able to communicate effectively as they enter into their school years. A new Penn State study is looking to improve communications aids to better meet their academic and social needs.
Huck Institutes and the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics (CIDD) featured in Penn State president's blog
An invitation to a CIDD luncheon provides food for thought: "Brown Bags and Bright Ideas" in "Digging Deeper" with Dr. Eric Barron.
Discovered: How to unlock inaccessible genes
An international team of biologists has discovered how specialized enzymes remodel the extremely condensed genetic material in the nucleus of cells in order to control which genes can be used.
Proposals Requested for J. Lloyd Huck Graduate Research Innovation Grants 2016
The Huck Institutes is now accepting research proposals from students for the 2016 Huck Graduate Research Innovation (GRI) Grants. The Huck GRI Grants succeed the 2015 Huck Graduate Dissertation Research Grants and 2014 Huck Institutes Graduate Enrichment Awards.