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Graduate student Ericka Reed awarded Gilliam Fellowship by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Graduate student Ericka Reed awarded Gilliam Fellowship by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute 16 August 2017 Ericka Reed, a doctoral student in biochemistry and molecular biology, has been selected to receive the Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The fellowship is intended to prepare a diverse and highly-trained scientific workforce to be leaders in their fields.

Penn State gearing up for 2017 solar eclipse event
Penn State gearing up for 2017 solar eclipse event 15 August 2017 On August 21, faculty and students from Penn State’s Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics will be handing out hundreds of safe “eclipse glasses” for students and community members who want to see the partial solar eclipse that will be visible in central Pennsylvania.

Viruses up their game in arms race with immune system
Viruses up their game in arms race with immune system 14 August 2017 In a classic example of the evolutionary arms race between a host and a pathogen, the myxoma virus -- introduced to control the rabbit population in Australia in 1950 -- has developed a novel and deadly ability to suppress the immune response of its host rabbits.

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