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First ever open public alerts from LIGO: Two probable black-hole mergers spotted in first weeks after gravitational-wave detector is updated
First ever open public alerts from LIGO: Two probable black-hole mergers spotted in first weeks after gravitational-wave detector is updated 16 April 2019Two new probable gravitational waves have been detected by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and the Virgo observatory in Italy in the first weeks after the detectors were updated.
A new signal for a neutron star collision discovered
A new signal for a neutron star collision discovered 16 April 2019A bright burst of X-rays has been discovered by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory—including Penn State researchers—in a galaxy 6.6 billion light years from Earth, an event that likely signals the merger of two neutron stars.
Researchers to study genetic roots of Parkinson's disease with NSF grant
Researchers to study genetic roots of Parkinson's disease with NSF grant 12 April 2019A pair of Penn State professors will combine different sources of information to more efficiently identify genes involved in disease progression. Ultimately, this work may help to further precision medicine.

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