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ICS Faculty Fellows Program accepting applications through December 9, 2011

The Institute for CyberScience is offering up to five $25,000 awards for development of interdisciplinary collaborations

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Huck Institutes, CIDD pushing the data science envelope

Infectious disease specialists marshal computational resources, social media data in pursuit of larger goals

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Virus, bone marrow cells key in new cancer discoveries

Huck Institutes' researchers exploring innovative avenues of treatment

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Facility relocated fall 2011

The micro-calorimetry equipment which was previously located in 104 Chemistry Building was moved to 8 Althouse Lab.

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Huck Institutes may launch strategic initiatives in Africa

Potential collaborations are being explored with the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) in Arusha, Tanzania.

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Vivek Kapur appointed Huck Institutes' first associate director for strategic initiatives

New role intended to drive interdisciplinary innovation, promote excellence in research and education

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Autumn colors may be later, less vivid this year

Dr. Marc Abrams discusses fall foliage and La Ni?a.

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Update on the move

Dates have been revised for the Microscopy and Cytometry Facility's move to the Millennium Science Complex.

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Openings for faculty positions: Department of Bioengineering

The department seeks to hire full time faculty.

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The Facility is moving...

The Microscopy and Cytometry Facility (formally the Electron Microscopy Facility and Flow Cytometry Facility) will be moving to the Millennium Science Complex in October 2011.

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Sun remains the best source of vitamin D

Dr. J. Lynne Brown debunks supplementation hype.

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Penn State offers pioneering dual-title bioethics graduate program

New doctoral degree is the first of its kind in the U.S.

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Penn State's new Millennium Science Complex is a paradigm without precedent

If you were told it was "state of the art," you might compare it to past paragons of the phrase; if you experienced it firsthand, you would see that it redefines the phrase entirely.

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Sustainability of Pennsylvania forests at risk

Dr. Jim Finley discusses the USDA Forest Service report.

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Second group of fellows to be selected

A new group of fellows will be selected to join the program soon.

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Former Huck Institutes director in New York Times

Dr. Nina Fedoroff, "Engineering Food for All."

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Huck Institutes to host 2nd Annual Bioinformatics and Genomics Retreat - September 16th & 17th, 2011

Keynote speaker Dr. Richard Edward Green. Visionary talk and panel discussion. Poster sessions. Research presentations. Open to all Penn State faculty, postdocs, students, and staff. Registration is free!

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Inhibiting enzymes increases success in treatment of resistant tumors

Dr. Wafik El-Deiry and his team of researchers at the College of Medicine in Hershey have recently discovered that treating hypoxic tumors in lab mice with the drug sangivamycin-like molecule 3 (SLM3) helps to keep the cancerous cells from multiplying.

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Ancient bones yield clues about polar bears' ancestry

After analyzing DNA samples from ancient bear bones, a team of scientists including Penn State professor and biologist Beth Shapiro suggests that the polar bears we know today actually descended from a brown bear matriline in Ireland during the last Ice Age.

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Scientists sequence genomes of Tasmanian devil and rare, contagious cancer

A multi-national team of scientists led by Penn State professors Stephan Schuster and Webb Miller, and Vanessa Hayes of the Venter Institute in San Diego has successfully sequenced the genomes of two Tasmanian devils and a rapidly spreading, contagious cancer known as Devil Facial Tumor Disease (DFTD).

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