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2009-12-06 13:51:03

Studies with fruit flies have shown that the specialized nerve cells called neurons can rebuild themselves after injury.

2009-10-29 09:00:00

BIGLERVILLE, Pa., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania acting Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced today that after 10 years, the Plum Pox Virus has been eradicated in the state. The Plum Pox Virus is a disease that severely affects stone fruit production.

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2009-10-28 08:28:44

Two Penn State University researchers have carried out one of the first-ever analyses of the effects of global warming on endangered primates.

2009-10-22 09:45:16

Groups of neurons that precisely keep time have been discovered in the primate brain by a team of researchers that includes Dezhe Jin, assistant professor of physics at Penn State University and two neuroscientists from the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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2009-10-09 13:23:57

If you have ever taken a long road trip, the windshield of your car will inevitably be splattered with bugs by the time you arrive at your destination. Could the DNA left behind be used to estimate the diversity of insects in the region?

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2009-09-11 13:20:00

Rapid change is underway in the Arctic due to the effects of climate change.

2009-09-08 10:51:00

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless is installing a temporary cell site--called a COW, or Cell On Wheels--near Penn State University's Beaver Stadium to provide additional network coverage and calling capacity just in time for football season.

2009-07-31 14:13:41

A group of nanoengineers, biologists and physicists have used innovative approaches to deduce the internal structure of chromatin, a key player in DNA regulation, to reconcile a longstanding controversy in this field. This new finding could unlock the mystery behind the origin of many diseases such as cancer.

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2009-04-21 13:28:37

Researchers at Penn State University have conducted what they are referring to as the first-ever attempt by college counseling centers to reveal the current state of mental health issues on college campuses.

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2009-03-31 08:34:15

February's brutal chimpanzee attack, during which a pet chimp inflicted devastating injuries on a Connecticut woman, was a stark reminder that chimps are much stronger than humans—as much as four-times stronger, some researchers believe.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.