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2D perovskite

2D Perovskite Materials Found To Have Unique, Conductive Edge States

A new class of 2D perovskite materials with edges that are conductive like metals and cores that are insulating was found by...
ovarian cancer

Targeting A Key Protein May Keep Ovarian Cancer Cells From Spreading

Preventing a protein from doing its job may keep a certain type of ovarian cancer cell from growing and dividing uncontrollably in...
stigmatization

Game Theory Shows Why Stigmatization May Not Make Sense In Modern...

Although stigmatizing people suffering from an infectious disease may have been adapted for pre-historic humans, now it could cause more harm than...
autism

Unusual Eating Behaviors May Be A New Diagnostic Indicator For Autism

Atypical eating behaviors may be a sign a child should be screened for autism, according to a new study from Penn State College of Medicine.
hemorrhagic stroke

Cholesterol That Is Too Low May Boost Risk For Hemorrhagic Stroke

Current guidelines recommend lowering cholesterol for heart disease risk reduction. New findings indicate that if cholesterol dips too low, it may boost...
pollution cloud

Pig-pen Effect: Mixing Skin Oil And Ozone Can Produce A Personal...

When ozone and skin oils meet, the resulting reaction may help remove ozone from an indoor environment, but it can also produce...
post-traumatic stress disorder

Researchers Look to Unlock Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Puzzle

A team of Penn State and University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine researchers is attempting to answer a question that has...
Milk

Milk: Best Drink to Reduce Burn from Chili Peppers

People who order their Buffalo wings especially spicy and sometimes find them to be too "hot," should choose milk to reduce the...
native forest

South African Forests Show Pathways to a Sustainable Future

Native forests make up 1% of the landscape in South Africa but could play a key role in reducing atmospheric carbon and...
Newcastle disease

Researchers Find Genes That Could Help Create More Resilient Chickens

An international team of scientists, led by Penn State researchers, have identified genes that may help farmers, especially ones in low- and...
batteries

Next-Gen Batteries Possible with New Engineering Approach

Dramatically longer-lasting, faster-charging and safer lithium metal batteries may be possible, according to Penn State research, recently published in Nature Energy.The researchers developed a...
mysteries of aging

Mobile Technologies May Help Researchers Crack the Mysteries of Aging

A National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant will allow Penn State’s Martin Sliwinski and team to learn more about how small changes in the...
Dehydration

Shorter Sleep Can Lead to Dehydration

Adults who sleep just six hours per night — as opposed to eight — may have a higher chance of being dehydrated, according to...
synthetic materialvideo

Inexpensive Material Offers Solution for Ocean Oil Spills

A super-absorbent material developed by Penn State scientists could dramatically reduce the environmental impact of oil spills on oceans and allow recovered oil to...
freshwater mussels

Fracking Wastewater Accumulation Found in Freshwater Mussels’ Shells

Elevated concentrations of strontium, an element associated with oil and gas wastewaters, have accumulated in the shells of freshwater mussels downstream from fracking wastewater...
bacterial pathogens

Pathogens May Evade Immune Response with Metal-Free Enzyme

Some bacterial pathogens, including those that cause strep throat and pneumonia, are able to create the components necessary to replicate their DNA without the...
Cognitive Aging

Child Maltreatment Linked to Cognitive Aging

Almost 10 million older adults in the U.S. have cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s Disease, or other related dementias. Penn State researchers are looking into how...
chewed supplemented gum

Chewing Gum May Be Effective for Delivering Vitamins

Nearly 15 percent of all chewing gum varieties sold promise to provide health-enhancing supplements to users, so Penn State researchers studied whether two vitamin-supplemented...
organic polymers

Enhancement of Piezoelectric Properties in Organic Polymers All in the Molecules

The inability to alter intrinsic piezoelectric behavior in organic polymers hampers their application in flexible, wearable and biocompatible devices, according to researchers at Penn...
Infectious Disease

New Predictive Models May Transform Personalized Treatment of Infectious Disease

A new National Institutes of Health (NIH) High-Risk, High-Reward grant will allow Penn State’s Steven Schiff and team to explore a radically changed approach...