Research News at Penn State's Eberly College of Science
- Discovered: How to unlock inaccessible genes
- 29 January 2016 — An international team of biologists has discovered how specialized enzymes remodel the extremely condensed genetic material in the nucleus of cells in order to control which genes can be used. The discovery will be published in the print edition of the journal Nature on February 4, 2016.
- What dose of medication is best to prevent the evolution of drug resistance?
- 28 January 2016 — A new model shows that the standard practice of treating infections with the highest tolerable dose of anti-microbe medications may not be best for preventing the evolution of drug resistance in all cases. A paper describing the research will be published on January 28, 2016 in the journal PLOS Computational Biology.
- Now you see it, now you don't: The quasar that just disappeared
- 08 January 2016 — Astronomers can't find any sign of the supermassive black hole at the center of the quasar named SDSS J1011+5442, and they couldn't be happier. "This is the first time we've seen a quasar shut off this dramatically, this quickly," said Penn State Postdoctoral Scholar Jessie Runnoe, who led the international team of astronomers from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) that is reporting this discovery today.