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A wearable gas sensor for health and environmental monitoring

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A highly sensitive, wearable gas sensor for environmental and human health monitoring may soon become commercially available, according to researchers at Penn State and Northeastern University. The sensor device is an improvement on existing wearable sensors because it uses a self-heating mechanism that enhances sensitivity. It...
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LiveB1G: Infectious Disease Forecasting

As part of its LiveB1G series, the Big Ten Network has featured Penn State professor Steven Schiff, who leads an interdisciplinary team that applies weather forecast modeling to forecast infection... Read More >

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.... Read More >

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 >