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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, thanks to a $923,483 grant from the Office of Naval Research.

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 >

New tool in fight against malaria

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Redesigning molecules originally developed to treat the skin disease psoriasis could lead to an effective new drug against malaria, according to an international team of researchers.... Read More >

States Warn Residents About Mosquito-Borne Illness That Has Killed 5

Health authorities have warned residents to protect themselves against bites from mosquitoes that can transmit a rare virus that has killed at least five people in three states this year.

Pennsylvania reports first 2019 human case of West Nile Virus

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — Pennsylvania has reported its first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in 2019, according to the Department of Environmental Protection. According to the DEP, a... Read More >