Penn State professor receives $500,000 grant for breast cancer research
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.
Huck Institutes faculty member receives $100,000 grant from NFL Charities to advance research on concussions in children
Semyon Slobounov aims to find out whether children suffering from concussions recover faster and have a better prognosis than young adults.
Interdisciplinary research looks at whole-farm sustainability
Heather Karsten leads the Sustainable Dairy Cropping Systems research project " a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to managing whole-farm sustainability through conservation of soil, nutrients, biodiversity and energy.
Facing modern forest management challenges: mitigation, adaptation
James Finley discusses the present state and future outlook of woodlands in the eastern United States.
Exposure to violence has long-term stress effects among adolescents
Elizabeth Susman and colleagues find enduring negative effects of exposure to violence up to a year after the initial event.
Penn State mourns alumni leader and philanthropist Verne Willaman
Penn State, the Eberly College of Science, and the Huck Institutes have lost a leading advocate and supporter with the passing of Verne M. Willaman, a class of 1951 graduate and retired chairman and president of Ortho Pharmaceutical Corporation.
Acoustic tweezers capture tiny creatures with ultrasound
A team of bioengineers and biochemists including Tony Jun Huang and Steven Benkovic has created a dime-sized device that uses ultrasound to manipulate cells and small organisms.
Penn State is awarded a $5.8 million grant to expand its Galaxy biomedical analysis software
Anton Nekrutenko of the Center for Comparative Genomics and Bioinformatics, with co-developer James Taylor of Emory University, will continue to build new functionality into the Galaxy resource.
Crowdbreaks tracks disease trends through social media
The Salathe research group in the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics and the HealthMap team at Boston Children's Hospital collaborate to crowd-source disease surveillance using aggregated Twitter feeds, user-driven data refinement, and machine-learning algorithms.
HITS Fund is an initial success, set to make first payouts
Following a flood of outstanding proposals, the Huck Institutes' seed fund for innovative and transformational research is set to launch its inaugural round of projects with additional funding from the Eberly College of Science and the Materials Research Institute.
Grant proposals to the W.M. Keck Foundation continue
The initiative is ongoing, with a 3-5 year target for successful awards; the next submission cycle begins November 1, 2012.
New BioChip may make diagnosis of leukemia and HIV faster and cheaper
Tony Jun Huang and his colleagues, including Wafik El-Deiry, have developed a faster, cheaper and portable alternative to the current flow cytometry technology used to diagnose HIV and leukemia.
Two Penn State biomedical researchers receive a Gates Foundation grant
Andrew Patterson and Gary Perdew have been awarded a grant from the Grand Challenges Explorations program to test their approach toward reducing illness and death from gastrointestinal diseases in infants and children.
A strategy is discovered to activate genes that suppress cancer
A team of researchers led by Yanming Wang of the Huck Institutes' Center for Eukaryotic Gene Regulation and Gong Chen of the Department of Chemistry has found that by inhibiting the PAD4 enzyme they can reactivate tumor-suppressing genes to destroy cancerous cells.
Penn State researcher plays a role in the discovery of a leukemia gene mutation
Thomas Loughran " director of the Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute and discoverer of large granular lymphocyte (LGL) leukemia " is part of an international research team that has found a gene mutation underlying the rare malignant cancer.
A decade's worth of research suggests that fish feel pain
Victoria Braithwaite discusses the need for better aquaculture practices in designing healthier and more humane fisheries.
Eco-immunology charts pathways of disease in nature
Huck Institutes director Peter Hudson and researcher Raina Plowright of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics have been featured in the New York Times for their research on disease ecology in bighorn sheep and Australian fruit bats.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture highlights importance of agricultural education and research
Tom Vilsack traveled to Penn State to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the land-grant university system " highlighting the groundbreaking research, education, and innovation taking place nationwide at universities such as Penn State.
Patrick Drew receives a 2012 McKnight Scholar Award
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."
David Hughes receives a Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Penn State biology and entomology professor and Huck Institutes faculty member has been granted funding to pursue his innovative global health and development research project, entitled "Taking out the bodyguards: a novel solution to ag disease."