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New method uses fluorescence to identify disease-causing forms of proteins
13 February 2019A new method uses fluorescence to detect potentially disease-causing forms of proteins as they unravel due to stress or mutations.
Opening the STEM classroom to students with visual impairments
11 February 2019A student that is blind sits at a desk with a bottle of glue and piece of paper in front of them. He reaches out to run his fingers over the raised lines of dried glue on the paper. This is his first time understanding the shapes of a fingerprint.
Toward automated animal identification in wildlife research
11 February 2019A new program developed by researchers from Penn State and Microsoft Azure automatically detects regions of interest within images, alleviating a serious bottleneck in processing photos for wildlife research.
"Probing the Universe with Gravitational Waves" a free public lecture on February 9
07 February 2019A free public lecture titled "Probing the Universe with Gravitational Waves" will be given by Nobel Laureate Barry C. Barish on Saturday, February 9, at 11:00 a.m. in 104 Keller Building on the Penn State University Park campus. Barish is the Maxine and Ronald Linde Professor of Physics, Emeritus, at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). His lecture is among the six weekly lectures in the 2019 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science, which has the overall theme: "Cosmic Clues Open New Frontiers in Space Science." Registration is not required.
Simple drug combination creates new neurons from neighboring cells
07 February 2019A simple drug combination that converts cells neighboring damaged neurons into functional new neurons could potentially be used to treat stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and brain injuries.
Open-access satellite data allows tracking of seasonal population movements
06 February 2019A massive release of passive-surveillance satellite data of nighttime lights could help researchers in fields ranging from agriculture to epidemiology.
Science for all
06 February 2019Students in the Eberly College of Science are creating communities for underrepresented groups to promote a diverse, inclusive scientific enterprise
Eberly College of Science Selected for 2019 Beckman Scholars Program Award
01 February 2019Penn State’s Eberly College of Science has been selected as a 2019 Beckman Scholars Program Awardee by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, an organization dedicated to advancing research in chemistry and the life sciences. This program recognizes 12 premier undergraduate institutions from across the country with strong faculty and research facilities that support undergraduate research.
Male birth control for the malaria parasite
31 January 2019Disrupting two genes involved in the preservation of RNA molecules inhibits the ability of the male form of the malaria parasite to mature and be transmitted from human blood into mosquitoes.
Membraneless protocells could provide clues to formation of early life
31 January 2019Membraneless protocells allow RNAs to participate in fundamental chemical reactions, providing clues to early steps in origin of life on earth.
"The Quantum Universe in the Planck Era and Beyond" a free public lecture on February 2
30 January 2019A free public lecture on Saturday, February 2, in the 2019 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science will begin at 11:00 a.m. in 100 Huck Sciences Building (Berg Auditorium), on the Penn State University Park campus. The speaker for this lecture is J. Richard Bond, University Professor in the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Toronto.
"Discovery of Pulsars: A Graduate Student's Story" a free lecture for the public on January 26
25 January 2019Two lectures titled "Discovery of Pulsars: A Graduate Student's Story" will be given at the Penn State University Park campus by the newest winner of the Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, a visiting professor of astrophysics at the University of Oxford, England, and professorial fellow in physics at Mansfield College, England. Both lectures are organized by Penn State's Eberly College of Science.
Stellar winds, the source material for the universe, are clumpy
24 January 2019Data recorded by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory of a neutron star as it passed through a dense patch of stellar wind emanating from its massive companion star provide valuable insight about the structure and composition of stellar winds.
New method uses ultraviolet light to control fluid flow and organize particles
22 January 2019A new, simple, and inexpensive method that uses ultraviolet light to control particle motion and assembly within liquids could improve drug delivery, chemical sensors, and fluid pumps.
How hot are atoms in the shock wave of an exploding star?
21 January 2019A new method to measure the temperature of atoms during the explosive death of a star will help scientists understand the shock wave that occurs as a result of this supernova explosion.
Having stressed out ancestors improves immune response to stress
21 January 2019Having ancestors who were frequently exposed to stressors can improve one's own immune response to stressors, according to researchers at Penn State who studied fence lizards and their stress response. The results suggest that family history should be considered to predict or understand the health implications of stress.
Discovering the beauty of living cells: Science meets coffee shop art
17 January 2019A recent art exhibition in downtown State College featured "The Art of Cell Biology," with 18 works produce by Penn State scientists. Claire Thomas, associate professor of biology and of biochemistry and molecular biology and curator of the exhibit, discusses the exhibit as well as the intersection of science and art.
"Cosmic Messengers from Deep Space Launch a New Era of Discovery" a free public lecture on January 19
16 January 2019A free public lecture titled "Cosmic Messengers from Deep Space Launch a New Era of Discovery" will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 19, on the Penn State University Park campus in Berg Auditorium, 100 Huck Sciences Building. The lecture is among the events in the annual Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science. The overall theme of the 2019 series is "Cosmic Clues Open New Frontiers in Space Science." No registration is required.
Freedom to hypothesize: Biology professor prepares Scholars for graduate school
15 January 2019Penn State Associate Professor of Biology and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Claire Thomas helps her students develop an ability to think critically in research situations.
Differences in genes’ geographic origin influence mitochondrial function
14 January 2019A new study explores whether interactions between genomes found in the nucleus of a cell and within the mitochondria of a cell, which are fine-tuned by natural selection over deep evolutionary time, could be altered when genes of different geographic origins are brought together within a genome.

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