Jun 03, 2020
Huck graduate students among NSF award recipients
Five graduate students in Huck programs or involved with Huck centers, advised by faculty members in the College of Agricultural Sciences, were recipients or honorable mentions of National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.
Jun 02, 2020
BG student receives award for research on immunologic, rheumatologic diseases
Bioinformatics and Genomics student Chachrit Khunsriraksakul has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 Finkelstein Memorial Student Research Award.
May 28, 2020
NSF CAREER grant recipient offers potential boost for stem cell therapy
Xiaojun “Lance” Lian, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Penn State, has received a $500,000, five-year Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
May 27, 2020
Podcast collaboration explores research, policy and democracy during pandemic
COVID-19 has sparked a wide range of extreme political actions in the first half of 2020. From inconsistent shelter-in-place orders to unprecedented economic stimulus actions to debates over masks and armed protests at state capitols, the pandemic has brought the relationship between scientific research and public policy-making to the forefront of the news — and peoples’ lives — globally.
May 27, 2020
COVID-19 antibody testing. What is it good for?
While it’s too soon to use COVID-19 antibody testing to issue “immunity passports,” the antibody tests available today are good enough to inform decisions about public health, such as how and when to relax social distancing interventions, according to an international group of infectious disease and public health experts
May 26, 2020
Battling disease with ultraviolet light
A new seed grant-funded study could provide the knowledge base needed to develop optical radiation products to sanitize large indoor environments to prevent the transmission of viruses like SARS-CoV-2.
May 19, 2020
COVID-19 Data 4 Action Project will help inform local decision-making
Penn State researchers will collect pandemic-related information in an effort to provide Centre County officials, Penn State administrators, and the public with actionable data.
May 14, 2020
The Mighty Microbiome
Researchers in the College of Agricultural Sciences aim to put microbes to work to improve our health and environment.
May 12, 2020
'Viral Imaginations: COVID-19' site offers Pennsylvanians a creative outlet
As millions shelter in place at home due to COVID-19, many are turning to art to pass the time, relieve stress or spark joy — either as consumers or artists themselves. Penn State has launched a new project called “Viral Imaginations: COVID-19” to give all Pennsylvanians a venue to display their artistic reflections on the pandemic.
May 11, 2020
Researcher explores disinfectant strength, contact time against viruses
Cleaning products, alcohol-based sanitizers and other common chemicals are all being used on surfaces to try to kill the virus that causes COVID-19, but knowing how much to use and how long to use it for is unknown, according to Craig Meyers, distinguished professor of microbiology and immunology and obstetrics and gynecology, College of Medicine, Penn State, who is looking at testing these chemicals to find out.