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2014-07-30 04:28:49

The environmental impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is more widespread than previously believed, as experts have located two additional deep-water coral communities that were damaged by the 2010 disaster.

2014-07-11 12:24:45

Agreement Provides Solid Wage, Benefit Improvements, Caps Health Care Costs SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pa., July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Penn State University employees have reached

2014-02-24 07:54:55

Two teams have independently discovered that a single regulatory protein acts as the master genetic switch that triggers the development of male and female sexual forms (termed gametocytes) of the malaria parasite, solving a long-standing mystery in parasite biology with important implications for human health.

Critical Protein For Healthy Cell Growth In Mammals Discovered
2014-01-28 12:37:01

A team of researchers has discovered a protein that is required for the growth of tiny, but critical, hair-like structures called cilia on cell surfaces.

Wildlife Greatly Impacted By Arctic Sea-Ice Loss
2013-08-02 07:11:40

Because sea ice is at its lowest point in 1,500 years, scientists are questioning how ecological communities in the Arctic will be affected by this continued and perhaps accelerating melting process over the next two decades.

Alzheimer's, Schizophrenia, and Autism Studied With Mature Brain Cells Reprogrammed From Skin Cells
2013-06-07 07:36:57

Difficult-to-study diseases such as Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, and autism now can be probed more safely and effectively thanks to an innovative new method for obtaining mature brain cells called neurons from reprogrammed skin cells.

Gene Offers New Clues To Treatments For Deep-vein Thrombosis
2013-05-08 09:16:22

A gene associated with both protection against bacterial infection and excessive blood clotting could offer new insights into treatment strategies for deep-vein thrombosis -- the formation of a harmful clot in a deep vein.

On Twitter, Anti-vaccination Statements Spread More Easily Than pro-vaccination Statements
2013-04-05 09:39:14

On Twitter, a popular microblogging and social-networking service, statements about vaccines may have unexpected effects -- positive messages may backfire, according to a team of Penn State University researchers

Fluorescent Tags Help Scientists Solve Mystery Of Human DNA Replication
2013-04-02 05:24:54

Scientists at Penn State University have discovered how a vital step in the human DNA replication process – the loading of molecular structures known as sliding clamps onto DNA molecules – is performed.


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