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.
In touch with Peter Hudson
The Huck Institutes' director champions a collaborative approach to life science research at Penn State.
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.
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.
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.
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
Graduate Program Research Retreat
Projects by faculty and graduate students featured at second annual event
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Life Sciences Building named for J. Lloyd and Dorothy Foehr Huck
Nearly 60 years after Lloyd and Dottie Huck's first donation to their alma mater, Penn State's Board of Trustees on July 13 honored the couple's longtime service and philanthropy to Penn State through the newly renamed J. Lloyd and Dorothy Foehr Huck Life Sciences Building.
Vaccine research shows vigilance is needed against evolution of more-virulent malaria
Research conducted by Penn State's Andrew Read reveals that malaria parasites evolve to become more virulent in response to their hosts being immunized with a critical component of several candidate human malaria vaccines which are currently in clinical trials.
Polar bear evolution tracked climate change, new DNA study suggests
An international study " led by Penn State's Stephan Schuster and Web Miller and the University at Buffalo's Charlotte Lindqvist " includes an analysis of newly sequenced polar bear genomes that provides important clues about the species' evolution, suggesting that climate change and genetic exchange with brown bears helped create the polar bear as we know it today.
Opening for faculty position in cellular and molecular imaging
The Department of Bioengineering at Penn State University seeks to hire a full-time faculty member at the level of Associate or Full Professor in the area of cellular and molecular imaging.
New TEMs coming soon to the Millennium Science Complex
Penn State will install two new transmission electron microscopes (TEMs) in the Materials Research Institute's Materials Characterization Lab and the Huck Institutes' Microscopy and Cytometry Facility.
New laser capture microdissection system coming soon to the Microscopy and Cytometry Facility
The Huck Institutes have acquired a Zeiss PALM MicroBeam system, which will be delivered in late July 2012 to the Microscopy and Cytometry Facility located in the Millennium Science Complex.
Carsten Krebs receives an Early Career Award from the Society for Biological Inorganic Chemistry
The prize is considered to be the signature award in the field of biological inorganic chemistry, and is awarded to the most meritorious scientist who has completed no more than 15 years of distinguished research in the field.
Huck Institutes infectious disease researcher is consulted on accuracy of "Contagion" film
Marcel Salathe of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics discusses epidemiology and global pandemics on "Did They Get it Right?"