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CDC warns that flu activity this week is the highest it has been all season

With the flu season still in full swing, as many as 17.8 million people — including 2 million more within the last week — have fallen sick with influenza since October in what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls a “low-severity” season, officials said Friday. Despite a milder season this year, the CDC warns that...
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More scrutiny needed for less-deadly foodborne bacteria

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Employing advanced genetic-tracing techniques and sharing the data produced in real time could limit the spread of bacteria — Bacillus cereus — which cause foodborne illness,... Read More >

Army Acquisition Experts Clear the Acquisition Chaos

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania–U.S. Army researchers and technology developers, together with peers from across the spectrum of government research, spent two days with researchers, scientists, professors, and grants and contracts managers... Read More >

Male birth control for the malaria parasite

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Disrupting two genes involved in the preservation of RNA molecules inhibits the ability of the male form of the malaria parasite to mature and be transmitted... Read More >

Information about the Government Shutdown for NSF Proposers and Grantees

Proposals:   FastLane and Research.gov proposal preparation and submission will be available; however, proposals will not be processed until normal operations resume. Grants.gov proposal preparation and submission will likely be... Read More >

Government Shutdown Guidance for Sponsored Research

Sponsor-specific and systems information related to the United States government shutdown that began Dec. 22, 2018.

Breazeale Nuclear Reactor ‘hot cell’ area

Researchers at Penn State’s Radiation Science and Engineering facility use mechanical hands to safely handle radioactive samples in a heavily shielded ‘hot cell’ chamber. The mechanical hands are so proficient... Read More >