Sun remains the best source of vitamin D
Studies indicate associations between higher vitamin D intake and lower
risk of colorectal, prostate and breast cancers, as well as
cardiovascular disease, type-1 diabetes and autoimmune diseases such as
rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and Crohn’s disease.
Penn State offers pioneering dual-title bioethics graduate program
A bold move toward addressing the complex socioethical underpinnings and implications of advances in biomedical research, clinical practice and public health policy, the new program will allow students to combine the study of bioethics with other academic disciplines in order to investigate solut
Penn State's new Millennium Science Complex is a paradigm without precedent
By: Seth Palmer
This is a place of bold new ideas and innovative approaches to interdisciplinary science – an energetic interface between the conceptual and the tangible, where potential is being made real.
Sustainability of Pennsylvania forests at risk
According to the USDA Forest Service Report on Sustainable Forests and Penn State professor Jim Finley, although the overall health and productivity of the nation's forests appear to be relatively stable, there are still three serious issues affecting the future of woodlands in Pennsylvania and t
Second group of fellows to be selected
Former Huck Institutes director in New York Times
The op-ed article was featured August 18, 2011 in the digital edition of the New York Times, and was printed in the New York edition on August 19.
Huck Institutes to host 2nd Annual Bioinformatics and Genomics Retreat - September 16th & 17th, 2011
Dr. Richard Edward Green on "Human evolution revealed by extinct hominin genomes."
Panel discussion on "What will it take for genomics to do good?"
Event runs from 4:00pm Friday until 6:00pm Saturday.
Inhibiting enzymes increases success in treatment of resistant tumors
Ancient bones yield clues about polar bears' ancestry
While nuclear DNA analysis pointed to an evolutionary divergence of the two species nearly a million years ago, the team's analysis of mitochondrial DNA samples indicated that another such split had happened more recently — perhaps only 20- or 30,000 years ago.
Scientists sequence genomes of Tasmanian devil and rare, contagious cancer
Transferred directly from one individual to another through biting, mating, or even touching, DFTD has spread so voraciously that it now threatens the Tasmanian devil with extinction, despite its initial discovery less than two decades ago.
Practical Data Analyisis course offered Fall 2011
Graduate students needed for NIH Training Grant in Animal Models of Inflammation
Graduate student Ph.D. applicants at University Park are invited to
apply for one of four positions expected to be awarded beginning the
Fall semester 2011.
Increased Next-Generation Sequencing Capacity
These new systems join the existing long read GS FLX 454 sequencer and give Penn State researchers broad access to next-generation sequencing applications.
Symposium on biological calorimetry
Dr. Andrew Feig of Wayne State University, Dr. Verna Frasca of MicroCal, inc., and Dr. Phil Bevilacqua and his graduate student Joshua Sokoloski presented talks about calorimetric theory, research applications, and practical experimental aspects.
New mass spectrometry equipment empowers proteomics research at Penn State
The Huck Institutes’ Proteomics Core Facility has taken delivery of a state of the art, high resolution mass spectrometer to provide high end proteomics capabilities to scientists across all of the Penn State campuses.
Epidemic! Infectious Disease on a Changing Planet
Unexpected Discovery Reveals Key Protein Plays a Crucial Role in Regeneration of Injured Nerve Cells
Healthy human nerve cells, or neurons, are meant to last a lifetime. Unlike most cells in the body, neurons cannot be replaced by new cells after experiencing damage caused by disease or injury. This means they must be experts at repairing or rebuilding themselves.
Reversing autism in a petri dish
The research team, including Gong Chen of the Huck Institutes and the Department of Biology, developed a culture system using pluripotent stem cells from patient fibroblasts to generate functional neurons.
Students spread flu with thousands of close encounters
Most infectious diseases, including those with the greatest potential to become pandemics, are spread when droplets from an infected individual find their way to others in close proximity.
Loss of species increases infectious disease risk
Since 1970, global population sizes of birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles and fish have declined almost 30%; 12% of birds, 23% of mammals, 32% of amphibians, 31% of gymnosperms and 33% of corals are currently threatened with extinction.