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Compound made inside human body stops viruses from replicating
20 June 2018A team of researchers has identified the mode of action of viperin, a naturally occurring enzyme in humans and other mammals that is known to have antiviral effects on viruses such as West Nile, hepatitis C, rabies, and HIV. This discovery could allow researchers to develop a drug that could act as a broad-spectrum therapy for a range of viruses.
Eberly College of Science promotions in academic rank, effective July 1, 2018
19 June 2018Fourteen tenured and tenure-line faculty in the Eberly College of Science have been promoted, effective July 1.
Capturing light in a waveguide array: Confined, insensitive light could improve lasers, solar cells
04 June 2018Cheaper and more efficient photonic devices, such as lasers, optical fibers, and other light sources, may be possible with confined light that is unaffected by imperfections in the material that confines it, according to new research.
Climate change forced zombie ant fungi to adapt
30 May 2018Zombie ants clamp on to aerial vegetation and hang for months spewing the spores of their parasitic fungi, but researchers noticed that they do not always clamp on to the same part of the plant. Now the researchers know that the choice of leaves or twigs is related to climate and that climate change forced the fungi to adapt to local conditions.
Edward O’Brien honored with OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award
29 May 2018Edward O’Brien, assistant professor of chemistry, has been selected to receive the American Chemical Society OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award in Computational Chemistry for new research, which utilized computational chemistry methods to identify new mechanical forces acting on ribosomes, the molecular machines that make proteins.
Eberly College of Science undergraduate earns Astronaut Scholarship
24 May 2018Eberly College of Science undergraduate Taylor Baum has been selected to receive an Astronaut Scholarship by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation.
Mechanical force controls the speed of protein synthesis
16 May 2018As cells create proteins, the proteins modulate synthesis speed by exerting a mechanical force on the molecular machine that makes them, according to a team of scientists who used a combination of computational and experimental techniques to understand this force.
Four Eberly College of Science graduate students receive Penn State awards
15 May 2018Four graduate students in the Eberly College of Science were honored for their accomplishments during the annual Graduate Student Awards Luncheon.
Penn State student Paige Laughlin receives PennACE Student of the Year Award
14 May 2018Penn State undergraduate student Paige Laughlin has been selected to receive the 2017 Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Employers (PennACE) JoAnne Day Student of the Year Award in the technical category.
Altered body odor indicates malaria even if microscope doesn't
14 May 2018Typhoid Mary may have infected a hundred or more people, but asymptomatic carriers of malaria infect far more people every year through mosquito vectors. An international team of researchers is working toward a way to identify malaria patients including infected individuals who show no malaria symptoms.
Abhay Ashtekar honored as an Evan Pugh Professor
11 May 2018Penn State Professor of Physics Abhay Ashtekar, Holder of the Eberly Family Chair in Physics and Director of the Penn State Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos, has been named an Evan Pugh Professor.
Squire Booker honored as an Evan Pugh Professor
11 May 2018Penn State Professor of Chemistry and of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Squire J. Booker, Holder of the Eberly Distinguished Chair in Science and an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has been named an Evan Pugh Professor
Amie Boal receives 2018 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award
09 May 2018Amie Boal, assistant professor of chemistry, and of biochemistry and molecular biology, has been selected as one of 13 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars for 2018 by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation.
Peter Hudson to receive Penn State Honorary Alumni Award
08 May 2018Peter Hudson, Verne M. Willaman Professor of Biology and director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences at Penn State, has been selected to receive the Honorary Alumni Award from the Penn State Alumni Association.
Fifty years of statistics at Penn State
04 May 2018Penn State’s Department of Statistics is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month. From humble beginnings in the 1960s, it has grown to become one of the leading centers in the world for research in statistical theory and applications.
A designer’s toolkit for constructing complex nanoparticles
03 May 2018A team of chemists at Penn State has developed a designer’s toolkit that lets them build various levels of complexity into nanoparticles using a simple, mix-and-match process.
Mackenzie Moon to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Spring Commencement 2018
30 April 2018Mackenzie Moon of Enon Valley, Pennsylvania, will be honored as the student marshal for the Eberly College of Science during Penn State University’s spring commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 5, 2018, on the University Park campus.
Eberly College of Science undergraduate to conduct engineering research in Japan
25 April 2018Eberly College of Science student Benjamin Piazza will study nanomaterial science in Japan as part of the Nakatani Research & International Experiences for Students Fellowship for U.S. students.
Louis Martarano named spring 2018 commencement speaker
23 April 2018Louis A. Martarano, director of the Science BS/MBA accelerated joint degree program at Penn State and an independent consultant, will deliver the commencement address for the Eberly College of Science undergraduate graduation ceremony on May 5, 2018.
New sodium-ion electrolyte may find use in solid-state batteries
20 April 2018A newly discovered structure of a sodium-based material allows the materials to be used as an electrolyte in solid-state batteries, according to researchers from Penn State and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). The team is fine-tuning the material using an iterative design approach that they hope will shave years off the time from research to everyday use.

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