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Physiology News

The impact vitamin A has on newborns is virtually unknown, but Penn State nutrition researchers including Huck faculty researcher A. Catharine Ross have published two papers that may provide a framework for future investigations of the vitamin and neonatal health.
Penn State’s Department of Kinesiology and Intercollege Program in Physiology, part of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, have received a $1,353,144, five-year pre-doctoral training grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Immunology and Infectious Diseases Ph.D. candidate Emily Finch and faculty researcher Dr. Sandeep Prabhu study relationships between diet and disease.
Penn State's Department of Kinesiology and Intercollege Program in Physiology, part of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, have received a $1,353,144, five-year pre-doctoral training grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
People eat more breakfast cereal, by weight, when flake size is reduced, according to Penn State researchers including Barbara Rolls, who showed that when flakes are reduced by crushing, people pour a smaller volume of cereal into their bowls, but still take a greater amount by weight and calories.
Penn State College of Medicine has received a five-year, $1.7 million grant to continue its infertility research, led by Huck Institutes affiliate Richard Legro, as part of the nationwide Reproductive Medicine Network (RMN).
The Huck Institutes are pleased to announce a new fund to provide research support for students in our graduate programs.
The inaugural Lloyd Huck Fellows and the chairs of the Huck Institutes' Ecology, Molecular Medicine, Plant Biology, and Physiology graduate programs discuss the privilege and possibilities conferred by the Huck Fellowship.
Work done by Penn State College of Medicines Dr. Alaa S. Awad to identify potential new therapies for diabetic kidney disease recently earned $765,000 through Novo Nordisk's Diabetes Innovation Award Program.
Theresa Carr and Brenna Hill have been selected, respectively, as recipients of the Alumni Association Dissertation Award and the Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award
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.
Paige Chandler, Alexandra Machikas, Mariano Russo, Sarah Owusu, Nathan Garvin, and Darshan Trivedi have all received awards from state and national institutions.
Andrea Mastro was awarded the grant by the U.S. Army Medical and Materiel Command Breast Cancer Program in order to further her study of bone metastasis.
The Board of Directors of The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience has announced the 2012 McKnight Scholar Award recipients " among them Penn State professor and Huck Institutes faculty member Patrick Drew with his proposal entitled "Imaging neurovascular coupling in the behaving animal."
He can't see inside your brain, but Dr. Drew has found a way to see inside a mouse's brain and by doing so, he is gaining new insights into how the human brain may function.
Penn State professor Barbara Rolls " the Helen A. Guthrie Chair of Nutritional Sciences and a Huck Institutes faculty member in the Institute for Diabetes and Obesity " has just published her third book on volumetrics, entitled "The Ultimate Volumetrics Diet."
Three of the Huck Institutes' graduate programs were ranked among the nation's best in the latest report from the National Research Council (NRC). The NRC study ranked 5,000 doctoral programs from 212 universities in over 60 fields.

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