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Public health messages can influence infectious disease stigmas

Crafting public health messages about a disease may create stigmas that influence how likely people are to endorse certain interventions " such as isolating infected persons, forcing treatment on them, and mapping their location " according to researcher Rachel Smith.

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New method of resurfacing bone improves odds of successful grafts

Coating a bone graft with an inorganic compound found in bones and teeth may significantly increase the likelihood of a successful implant, according to researchers including Henry Donahue at Penn State's College of Medicine.

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Research looks at hydrology, soil constraints to shale-gas development

Across the Appalachian Plateau in Pennsylvania, 50 to 70 percent of shale-gas pads are being developed on slopes that could be prone to erosion and sedimentation problems, according to Patrick Drohan and other researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

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A warm, wet fall would dampen foliage colors

This summer was notable because of drought conditions in June and July, and searing heat in July, but that won't limit the beauty of Pennsylvania's fall foliage.

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Physiology students awarded for research and scholarship

Paige Chandler, Alexandra Machikas, Mariano Russo, Sarah Owusu, Nathan Garvin, and Darshan Trivedi have all received awards from state and national institutions.

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ScholarSphere repository launched

Designed to collect, preserve, and share digital research content across a broad spectrum of academic disciplines and media types, ScholarSphere is now available to the Penn State University community.

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DNA analysis aids in classifying single-celled algae

A group of single-celled algae known as Symbiodinium, which live inside corals and are critical to their survival, are only now being separated into species via DNA analysis by researchers including Todd LaJeunesse.

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Wolf mange is part of nature's cycle

Emily Almberg and Peter Hudson discuss the impact of mange and viral diseases on the wolf packs living in Yellowstone National Park.

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Huge study of the human genome includes Penn State research

The first integrated understanding of the functioning of the human genome has finally been published"the triumphant result of a collaborative five-year project involving more than 440 researchers in 32 labs worldwide.

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In touch with Peter Hudson

The Huck Institutes' director champions a collaborative approach to life science research at Penn State.

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New Illumina DNA sequencers acquired by the Genomics Core Facility

A HiSeq 2000 has been obtained through a grant from the National Science Foundation's Major Research Instrumentation Program, and a MiSeq has been purchased with funding from the Huck Institutes.

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Gulf of Mexico research led by Penn State biologist will be honored with government award

The project, led by Penn State professor and lead scientist Charles Fisher and project manager James Brooks of TDI Brooks International, has been honored by the National Oceanographic Partnership Program with the Excellence in Partnership award.

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Call for proposals: Shared Technology Facilities pilot projects

Principal investigators are eligible for up to $10,000 per proposal; deadline for submissions is October 1, 2012.

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Announcing the John Snow Biomedical Seminars

A lecture and open forum for discussing broader issues in biomedical sciences, to be held on the first Thursday of each month at 5:15pm

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Graduate Program Research Retreat

Projects by faculty and graduate students featured at second annual event

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ScholarSphere repository will enable research sharing and discovery

On September 24, Penn State will launch a new online repository service which will allow users to securely collect, preserve, and share scholarly works with the Penn State community and the world.

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Darwin was right: the Eastern Pacific Barrier is virtually impassable by coral species

Iliana Baums and colleagues have discovered that a coral species found in abundance from Indonesia eastward to Fiji, Samoa, and the Line Islands rarely crosses the Eastern Pacific Barrier toward the coast of the Americas.

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Is it possible to save coral reefs?

Coral reefs are suffering from overfishing and other types of resource exploitation, and are being degraded by pollution from sewage and agricultural runoff as well as by increasing sea-surface temperatures and acidification as a result of global warming.

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Million-dollar grant will fund research into cancer-fighting nanotechnology

The Penn State College of Medicine has been awarded a $1 million research grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Health's CURE program, earmarked for the development of a cancer treatment with commercialization potential.

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IST researchers examine interplay of cognition, physiology and behavior

Researchers at Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology, including Huck Institutes faculty member Frank Ritter, are using cognitive architecture " a theory of human cognition implemented as a computer simulation program " to understand how cognitive processes interact with biological systems and influence social behavior.

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