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Flexible flagella fight flow: Bacteria change a liquid’s properties and escape entrapment
Flexible flagella fight flow: Bacteria change a liquid’s properties and escape entrapment 27 June 2017 A flexible tail allows swimming bacteria to thin the surrounding liquid and to free themselves when trapped along walls or obstacles, according to Penn State researchers. This finding could influence how bacterial growth is controlled.

Genes, Ozone, and Autism: Increased risk for autism when genetic variation and air pollution meet
Genes, Ozone, and Autism: Increased risk for autism when genetic variation and air pollution meet 22 June 2017 A new analysis shows that individuals with high levels of genetic variation and elevated exposure to ozone in the environment are at an even higher risk for developing autism than would be expected by adding the two risk factors together.

Improving elementary teacher mathematics fluency: Penn State to host summer workshops at four campuses across the Commonwealth
Improving elementary teacher mathematics fluency:  Penn State to host summer workshops at four campuses across the Commonwealth 20 June 2017 The Pennsylvania Math Initiative (PMI), founded at Penn State in 2012, will once again be hosting professional development workshops aimed at improving the mathematics fluency of elementary school teachers.

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