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Penn State set to lead on new exoplanet science priorities
Penn State set to lead on new exoplanet science priorities 07 November 2018A report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine sets the stage for Penn State's Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds to expand its role in NASA's exoplanetary science initiatives
Hot temperatures can trigger an RNA response in plants
Hot temperatures can trigger an RNA response in plants 05 November 2018The stress of hotter temperatures may trigger a response in a plant's RNA -- part of a cell's genetic messaging system -- to help manage this change in its environment, according to a team of Penn State researchers.
Pathogens may evade immune response with metal-free enzyme required for DNA replication
Pathogens may evade immune response with metal-free enzyme required for DNA replication 18 October 2018New study shows that some bacterial pathogens, including those that cause strep throat and pneumonia, are able to create the components necessary to replicate their DNA using a ribonucleotide reductase enzyme that does not require a metal ion cofactor.

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