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How best to treat infections and tumors

Choice of containment versus aggressive treatment depends on drug resistance

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Free public lecture on February 11: 'One World ... One Health'

Peter Hudson, Willaman Professor of Biology and director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences at Penn State, will give a free public lecture titled "One World ... One Health," at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, in 100 Thomas Building on the Penn State University Park campus.

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Friday Feb 17 Pablo Celik M.D. Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins University

Neurophysiological Mechanisms Underlying Different Motor Learning Processes in Humans 3:45 PM Noll Laboratory Seminar Room (127)

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The virus in the cupboard: Hunting pathogens close to home

Just as we’re getting used to knowing we have trillions of bacteria populating us, from our eyeballs to our intestines, comes word that we need to look beyond bacteria to even smaller squatters: the virome, a vast community of viruses that calls us home.

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Huck Institutes welcomes new faculty members Igor Aronson, Kevin Hockett, and Joyce Jose

Please join us in welcoming Drs. Aronson, Hockett, and Jose to the Huck Institutes.

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Penn State creates new center for microbiome research

A University-wide effort to promote the study of microbiomes has led to the creation of a center for microbiome research at Penn State. Microbiomes are the communities of microorganisms that live on or in people, plants, soil, oceans and the atmosphere.

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Huck Institutes announces social media campaigns for faculty, staff, and students

The Huck Institutes encourages its members and affiliates to mention us (@huckinstitutes) in relevant social media posts on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+, and to use the following hashtags whenever appropriate.

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University announces ‘All In’ achievement award, nominations being accepted

Award will recognize person who embodies commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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Be a part of history: Tell us what Diversity and Inclusion mean to you

Visit allin.psu.edu by March 13

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Huck Institutes and Materials Research Institute announce "Common Vision" initiative

Common Vision is a new initiative established by the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences and the Materials Research Institute to harness the power of interdisciplinary collaboration to address critical challenges in the life sciences, energy, materials, medicine, engineering, and the environment.

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Tropical tree abundance influences immunity

A recent study by Jim Marden et al. uncovers possible links between genetics, immunity, and ecological dynamics of tropical trees.

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Ming-Yang Ho awarded the Paul Berg Prize in Molecular Biology

Ming-Yang Ho, a student in the Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Plant Biology, is this year’s recipient of the Paul Berg Prize in Molecular Biology. It is awarded to an outstanding graduate student by the Eberly College of Science each year.

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Huck Institutes leadership endorses Code of Mutual Respect and Cooperation for Faculty, Staff, and Students

The executive team of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences stands behind these values, which we hope our faculty, staff, and students will exemplify in accord with Penn State principles.

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Seed grants focusing on human health, environment available

Seed grants focused on human health and the environment now are available to Penn State faculty members and researchers. Pilot projects that exhibit innovative approaches to significant problems related to human health and the environment are encouraged to be submitted.

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Genomics Core Facility acquires PacBio Sequel DNA Sequencer

The Penn State Genomics Core Facility at University Park has recently upgraded its capabilities with the acquisition of a PacBio Sequel DNA sequencer.

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Considering cattle could help eliminate malaria in India

The goal of eliminating malaria in countries like India could be more achievable if mosquito-control efforts take into account the relationship between mosquitoes and cattle, according to an international team of researchers.

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Ozbolat authors book on 3D bioprinting

Ibrahim Tarik Ozbolat, associate professor of engineering science and mechanics at Penn State, has authored a new book titled “3D Bioprinting: Fundamentals, Principles and Applications,” published by Elsevier (Academic Press).

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Researchers use stem cells to regenerate the external layer of a human heart

A process using human stem cells can generate the cells that cover the external surface of a human heart — epicardium cells — according to a multidisciplinary team of researchers.

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Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science: Free public science minicourse starts Jan. 21

"The Quest for One Healthy Planet" is the 2017 theme of the annual Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science.

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An ecological invasion mimics a drunken walk

A theory that uses the mathematics of a drunken walk describes ecological invasions better than waves, according to Tim Reluga, associate professor of mathematics and biology, Penn State.

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