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Greater Rates of Mitochondrial Mutations Discovered in Children Born to Older Mothers

13 October 2014 —The discovery of a "maternal age effect" by a team of Penn State scientists that could be used to predict the accumulation of mitochondrial DNA mutations in maternal egg cells -- and the transmission of these mutations to children -- could provide valuable insights for genetic counseling.

Mystery of rare 5-hour space explosion explained with help from US/Russia and US/UK/Italy satellites (17 September 2014)

Rethinking the Basic Science of Graphene Synthesis (7 September 2014)

Niel Brandt Named Verne M. Willaman Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics (2 September 2014)

Mark Maroncelli Receives Joel Henry Hildebrand Award in the Theoretical and Experimental Chemistry of Liquids (28 August 2014)

Eric Feigelson Awarded Faculty Scholar Medal for Outstanding Achievement (26 August 2014)

Zombie ant fungi 'know' brains of their hosts (22 August 2014)

Hot-spring bacteria reveal ability to use far-red light for photosynthesis (20 August 2014)

Miriam Freedman Receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award (20 August 2014)

Penn State is a Member of the New $678 million Telescope Now Approved for Construction (18 August 2014)

Pygmy phenotype developed many times, adaptive to rainforest (18 August 2014)

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