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Yingwei Mao receives two major grants

The American Heart Association and the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation have each awarded Dr. Mao with a grant intended to provide support for promising beginning scientists.

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Craig Praul contributes to Gene Expression Technical Guide

The Genomics Core Facility co-director is among the experts cited in Genome Technology's publication.

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Call for Concept Papers: Keck Foundation Science & Engineering and Medical Research programs

As part of our efforts to build a portfolio of high-visibility, high-risk, transformative research projects, we are soliciting one-page concept papers for consideration of submission to the W.M. Keck Foundation; the internal deadline for submission is January 15, 2013.

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J. Lloyd Huck: July 17, 1922 - December 4, 2012

The Huck Institutes are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and benefactor, J. Lloyd Huck.

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Three Huck Institutes faculty members are named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Peter Hudson, Matthew Thomas, and Andrew Read have been elected by their peers for distinguished efforts to advance science.

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Wansheng Liu contributes to international pig genome sequencing effort

The first complete sequencing of the pig genome by the International Swine Genome Sequencing Consortium has been published in Nature.

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Sarah Assmann invited to write Coulter Review paper for the International Journal of Plant Sciences

This inaugural Coulter Review article is scheduled for publication in the January 2013 issue of the International Journal of Plant Sciences.

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Lifestyle decisions impact skin health

Nina Jablonski discusses how human lifestyle decisions impact the health of our skin and its ability to mediate our overall health.

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$2.3 million NIH grant supports research on midface and diseases

A team of researchers headed by Joan Richtsmeier will use genetically engineered mice and 3D imaging technology to study the development of the human midface upper jaw, cheekbones, and eye sockets and how diseases and abnormalities of the head affect the growth and shape of the face.

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Donald Bryant elected to the Board of Governors of the American Academy of Microbiology

The three-year term is an elected position that is voted upon by the membership of the Academy " the honorific arm of the American Society for Microbiology.

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Scott Showalter receives the inaugural Eastern Analytical Society New Faculty Award in NMR Spectroscopy

The award recognizes outstanding contributions by new faculty to the development of the field of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy.

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Chocolate genome research is good for farmers, the environment, and sweet lovers

Using genome sequencing programs and computer clusters at Penn State and abroad, Mark Guiltinan and colleagues have mapped the cacao genome and are working to breed better, more disease-resistant cacao plants.

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Awards announced: Shared Technology Facilities pilot projects

The first round of funded projects will receive up to $10,000 per award.

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Interaction of genes and environment influences obesity in children

Kathleen Keller and colleagues at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine find that while neither genes nor the environment alone can predict obesity in children, a strong relationship emerges when these factors are considered together.

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Students get unique environmental research experience in Spain

Over the past two years, Margot and Jason Kaye have coordinated trips to Madrid, Spain, for students in the College of Agricultural Sciences to conduct research in global climate change ecology.

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Individual gene differences can be tested in zebrafish

Keith Cheng and his lab are using the zebrafish to test a class of unique individual genetic differences in humans, in order to better understand the biological results of those differences.

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NSF grant seeks to replicate human pattern recognition in computers

Yanxi Liu and Rick Gilmore will collaborate with Stanford's Anthony Norcia to bridge the gap between how humans and computers perceive and process visual patterns.

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Lisa Gatzke-Kopp is featured in a new Research Unplugged video

This excerpt from the October 11 session of Research Unplugged features a discussion of the role of dopamine in behavioral patterns of children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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Penn State Profiles is launched at University Park

Software tool for research networking and expertise mining shows traditional directory information and illustrates how researchers are connected to one another in the broader community.

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Textbook for Domestic Animal Reproductive Genomics

Center member Troy Ott co-edited "Reproductive Genomics in Domestic Animals," a thorough examination of genomics in the livestock industry, encompassing genome sciences, genome biotechnology, and reproduction.

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