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Galaxy DNA-analysis Software Now Available 'In The Cloud'
2011-11-09 04:33:59

Galaxy -- an open-source, web-based platform for data-intensive biomedical and genetic research -- is now available as a "cloud computing" resource. A team of researchers including Anton Nekrutenko, an associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State University; Kateryna Makova, an associate professor of biology at Penn State; and James Taylor from Emory University, developed the new technology, which will help scientists and biomedical researchers to harness such tools...

2011-09-14 11:35:00

The National Logistics & Distribution Conference (NLDC) announces the appointment of Dr. John J. Coyle to the NLDC Board of Advisors. Dr. Coyle is director of corporate relations for the Center for Supply Chain Research and professor emeritus of Business Administration at Penn State University. NLDC is the premier educational event for senior level supply chain executives. The NLDC Board of Advisors assist in developing the annual conferenceâs theme, tracks and session topics...

2011-05-08 00:05:47

The games are Thursday and Saturday, May 5 and 7, and will be played on Sport Court's new Response HGâ“ž¢ and Maple Selectâ“ž¢ high performance sports flooring at Penn State University's Recreation Hall. University Park, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) May 07, 2011 For the 18th year in a row, this week's NCAA® Men's National Collegiate Volleyball Championship is being played on Sport Court®. The games are Thursday and Saturday, May 5...

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2011-04-14 06:34:37

After more than a century of studying schizophrenia, the root cause of the disorder is still unknown. But induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) generated from schizophrenic patients have brought researchers a step closer to understanding the biological underpinnings of the disease. A team of scientists at Penn State University, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and other institutions expect the new method can be used to study other mysterious disease such as autism and bipolar...

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2011-03-29 14:42:33

A team of scientists has discovered that descendants of "exploratory" butterflies that colonized new habitats differ genetically from their more cautious cousins. The team, led by James Marden, a professor of biology at Penn State University, and Christopher Wheat, a post-doctoral scholar working at both Penn State and the University of Helsinki, has revealed some of the genetic bases for faster egg maturation, a higher rate of energy metabolism, and superior flight ability -- traits that...

2011-03-03 15:16:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Moody-Nolan, the nation's largest African-American owned and operated architecture firm, will continue its long and valued relationship with Penn State University with the announcement of a 48,000-square-foot expansion and partial renovation of the university's intramural sports and recreation building. The most recent sports and recreation project strengthens Moody-Nolan's goal of expanding its deep portfolio of education, healthcare,...

2011-02-22 21:52:48

Study attempts to establish cost-effective approaches when reducing tillage in transitional and organic hay and forage production As the organic food trend continues to grow; more farmers are converting from conventional agriculture to organic production. One of the fastest growing markets in the U.S. is the production of organic milk. The growth of this industry has prompted many farmers to transition their land to organic feed grain production. With transition on the rise, it is necessary...

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2011-02-21 08:30:00

Researchers at the University of Michigan and Penn State University have been studying a species of shape-changing plant that they believe can help them develop a new breed of structures that can twist, turn, bend, stiffen, and otherwise adapt to their environments. According to a press release from the Ann Arbor, Michigan-based educational institution, the Mimosa plant, which folds its leaves on contact through a phenomenon known as nastic motions, could result in robots that could maneuver...

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2010-12-14 13:35:47

High school students' interactions provide new look at disease transmission It's colds and flu season, and as any parent knows, colds and flu spread like wildfire, especially through schools. New research using human-networking theory may give a clearer picture of just how, exactly, infectious diseases such as the common cold, influenza, whooping cough and SARS can spread through a closed group of people, and even through populations at large. With the help of 788 volunteers at a high school,...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.