Textbook for Domestic Animal Reproductive Genomics
Recent developments in molecular genetics and genomics have enabled scientists to identify and characterize genes contributing to the complexity of reproduction in domestic animals, allowing scientists to improve reproductive traits.
Public health messages can influence infectious disease stigmas
Dr. Smith used a hypothetical disease — a virus carried by rodents — to develop 16 different health alerts describing the virus and those who were infected.
New method of resurfacing bone improves odds of successful grafts
Natural bone grafts need to be sterilized and processed with chemicals and radiation before implantation into the body to ensure that disease is not transmitted by the graft. Human bones have a rough surface.
Research looks at hydrology, soil constraints to shale-gas development
The potential for erosion problems is substantial because of the extensive scale of the shale-gas play, said Dr.
A warm, wet fall would dampen foliage colors
Instead, it's the next few weeks' weather that will be determinant, according to Marc Abrams, a forest expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Physiology students awarded for research and scholarship
ScholarSphere repository launched
Created at Penn State, ScholarSphere will promote research collaboration and discovery while preserving the University’s immense and growing archive of digital research information.
DNA analysis aids in classifying single-celled algae
For nearly 260 years, since Carl Linnaeus developed his system of naming plants and animals, researchers have classified species based on visual attributes like color, shape, and size; but in the past few decades, researchers have found that species can be more accurately identified through DNA s
Wolf mange is part of nature's cycle
Following the restoration of gray wolves to Yellowstone in 1996, researchers collected blood from the animals to monitor parasite-induced disease and death, and they also tracked the wolves in each pack to follow their survival and allow additional data-gathering.
Huge study of the human genome includes Penn State research
On September 6, 2012, the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements project, also known as ENCODE, published a massive number of scientific papers—including 1 main integrative paper and 5 others in Nature, 18 in Genome Research, 6 in Genome Biology, and other affiliated papers in Scien
In touch with Peter Hudson
Peter Hudson came to Penn State a decade ago from the University of Stirling, in his native Great Britain, to serve as the Verne Willaman Chair of Biology.
New Illumina DNA sequencers acquired by the Genomics Core Facility
Gulf of Mexico research led by Penn State biologist will be honored with government award
Entitled "Exploration and Research of Northern Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Natural and Artificial Hard Bottom Habitats with Emphasis on Coral Communities: Reefs, Rigs, and Wrecks," and also known as "Lophelia II" (for the main reef-building coral found in deep waters in the Gulf), the project has re
Call for proposals: Shared Technology Facilities pilot projects
Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2012
Award date: November 1, 2012
Funds available: TBD
Likely support: multiple awards of up to $10,000
Announcing the John Snow Biomedical Seminars
About John Snow
John Snow was an independent-thinking physician who pre-empted the germ theory of disease and stopped the 1854 major cholera epidemic in London by simply removing the handle of the water pump on Broad Street.
Graduate Program Research Retreat
ScholarSphere repository will enable research sharing and discovery
ScholarSphere will allow users to securely collect, preserve, and share scholarly works such as research data sets, working papers, reports, posters, and video and image collections with the Penn State community and the world.
Darwin was right: the Eastern Pacific Barrier is virtually impassable by coral species
Charles Darwin hypothesized in 1880 that most species could not disperse across the marine barrier, and Baums' study is the first comprehensive test of that hypothesis using coral.
Is it possible to save coral reefs?
It's one thing for consumers to know intellectually that our gas-guzzling, polluting ways are taking their toll on the planet.
It's another thing to connect all the dots in terms of actions and consequences.