Local genetic adaption helps sorghum crop hide from witchweed

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Sorghum crops in areas where the agricultural parasite striga, also known as witchweed, is common are more likely to have genetic adaptations to help them resist the parasite, according to new research led by Penn State scientists. Changes to the LGS1 gene affect some of the...
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$2.8M grant to fund bioprinting for reconstruction of face, mouth, skull tissues

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Seamlessly correcting defects in the face, mouth and skull is highly challenging because it requires precise stacking of a variety of tissues including bone, muscle, fat... Read More >

Penn State No. 1 US producer of faculty Fulbright Scholars for 2019-20

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State has been recognized as the top U.S. producer of faculty Fulbright Scholars by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.... Read More >

Penn State receives five-year $3.7 million grant to study virus evolution

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa — The evolution of viruses will be the focus of a five-year $3.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s new program on convergence research, to an... Read More >

Zoubeida Ounaies named director of Penn State Center for Living Material Systems

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — To broaden applications of living materials, expand Penn State’s leadership in the engineering sciences on the international stage and grow partnerships with researchers and students around... Read More >

Academia-enterprise partnership aims to help people with diabetes

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — For a healthy person, a minor cut on the leg or foot is no big deal, something that only requires a bit of antiseptic and a... Read More >

Coronavirus Question: What Is a Super Spreader? A Scary Infectious Disease.

What is a super spreader? Researchers currently estimate that a person carrying the Wuhan coronavirus will, on average, infect approximately 2.6 people. Recent reports out of Wuhan also cite a case... Read More >