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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Research Suggests How Environmental Toxin Produced by Algae May Lead to...

Can a computer be used to explain why an environmental toxin might lead to neurodegenerative disease? According to Penn State College of...
robotics

Researchers Explore Fish Movement to Enhance Underwater Robots

To understand the sensing, control and physics of fish-swimming with the goal of mimicking their performance in advanced robotics, researchers in the...
restless leg syndrome

Suicide and Self-Harm Risk Is Nearly Triple in People with Restless...

Restless legs syndrome was associated with a nearly tripled risk of suicide and self-harm in a new study led by Penn State...
Gaussian devices

Brain-Inspired Computing Could Tackle Big Problems in a Small Way

While computers have become smaller and more powerful and supercomputers and parallel computing have become the standard, we are about to hit...
weather forecasts

Focusing Computational Power for More Accurate, Efficient Weather Forecasts

They say if you don’t like the weather, just wait awhile. But how long you wait may depend on your location —...
Foodborne Pathogen

Foodborne Pathogen Sheltered by Harmless Bacteria That Support Biofilm Formation

Pathogenic bacteria  that stubbornly lurk in some apple-packing facilities may be sheltered and protected by harmless bacteria that are known for their...
quantum materials

Quantum Leap: DOE Grant aims to Speed Software Development for Quantum...

Better understanding quantum materials and translating that knowledge to practical technologies is the focus of a new $2.75 million Penn State-led project...
cryo EM

Penn State Enters New Era of Atomic-Level Imaging with Cryo EM...

When you sit down to watch your new 4K television for the first time, suddenly those old standard-definition re-runs of "Star Trek"...
methane detection

Researchers Develop Affordable, Less-Intensive Methane Detection Protocol

A new testing protocol that uses existing, affordable water chemistry tests can help scientists and regulators detect sites showing evidence of new...
genome sequencing

Whole Genome Sequencing May Help Officials Get a Handle on Disease...

Whole genome sequencing technology may give epidemiologists and health care workers a powerful weapon in tracking and, possibly, controlling outbreaks of serious...
mosquito-borne disease

Research Predicts Stability of Mosquito-Borne Disease Prevention

More than half of the people in the world, including in the United States, live alongside Aedes aegypti — the mosquito that...
navigation devices

Barn Owls May Hold Key to Navigation and Location

The way barn owl brains use sound to locate prey may be a template for electronic directional navigation devices, according to a...
polymer

Penn State Beaver Student, Professor Create Polymer

It may be summer break, but if you wander over to Penn State Beaver’s Michael Baker Building and stick your head in...
coral reef

How to Restore a Coral Reef

New guidelines drafted by a consortium of concerned experts could enable corals to adapt to changing environments and help restore declining coral...
neuroimaging

Brains Trained on E-Devices May Struggle to Understand Scientific Info

Overuse of electronic devices is no “LOL” — laughing out loud — matter, according to researchers, who suggest that excessive interaction with...
leaky gut syndrome

Plants Defend Against Insects by Inducing ‘Leaky Gut Syndrome’

Plants may induce "leaky gut syndrome" — permeability of the gut lining — in insects as part of a multipronged strategy for...
antibodies

Maintaining Shelf-Stable Drugs

A new mathematical model describes how highly concentrated antibody solutions separate into different phases, similar to an oil and water mixture. This...
greenhouse gas

Reducing Farm Greenhouse Gas Emissions May Plant the Seed for a...

By adopting a few beneficial management practices, farms — and particularly dairy farms — can play a key role in reducing greenhouse...
parasitic plants

Parasitic Plants Use Stolen Genes to Make Them Better Parasites

Some parasitic plants steal genetic material from their host plants and use the stolen genes to more effectively siphon off the host’s...
Knee injuries

A Single Measurement May Help Determine Kneecap Instability Risk

Knee injuries can be a scourge to collegiate and pro athletes alike, but Penn State researchers say a single measurement taken by...