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Bushmeat may breed deadly bacteria

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — People who eat wildebeests, warthogs and other wild African animals may be at risk for contracting potentially life-threatening diseases, according to an international team of researchers. The team analyzed samples of bushmeat — meat derived from wildlife — in the Western Serengeti in Tanzania and identified...
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Animals on the plains of Africa

Sonsteby named executive director of Penn State’s Applied Research Laboratory

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Allan G. Sonsteby, deputy executive director of Penn State’s Applied Research Laboratory (ARL), has been named the executive director of ARL, effective Dec. 1. He succeeds Paul... Read More >

Professor-student partnership leads to medical testing startup

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Sir Alexander Fleming was searching for a cure-all wonder drug when he found it — penicillin — in the discarded remains of his Petri dish experiments.... Read More >

Hovering closer to the secrets of hummingbird flight

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The extraordinary ability of hummingbirds to perform complex escape maneuvers will be explored for its potential to enhance the field of robotics and micro aerial vehicles,... Read More >

Keating awarded NSF funding to study synthetic cells and the rules of life

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A research team including Christine Keating, professor of chemistry, has been selected to receive funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of its “Understanding... Read More >

Brandywine professor explores behavior of parasites in their insect hosts

MEDIA, Pa. — Married couples generally don’t end their day with dinner-table conversation about parasites and mosquitoes — unless they are researchers whose individual areas of focus present a unique... Read More >

Virus may jump species through ‘rock-and-roll’ motion with receptors

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Like a janitor thumbing through a keychain to find just the right key to open a lock, the “rock-and-roll” motion of the canine parvovirus during the... Read More >