Researchers identify terrain likely to attract wasting disease-infected deer
April 10, 2014
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- A study of the spread of chronic wasting disease among white-tailed deer in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania found that infected deer tend to cluster in low-lying open and developed areas. These results suggest that state wildlife management agencies should concentrate surveillance efforts in such topography and landscapes, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Student finds her passion for food systems in Pittsburgh
April 8, 2014
As a member of the Penn State Women's Rugby Team, Olivia Lindsey knows a thing or two about teamwork. So it should come as no surprise that when she went looking for an internship last year, she was drawn to the idea of joining a 50-member multi-institution research team.
Research suggests that green tea, exercise boost weight loss, health
April 2, 2014
Mice on a high-fat diet that consumed decaffeinated green tea extract and exercised regularly experienced sharp reductions in final body weight and significant improvements in health, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, who suggest that similar results could be realized by people.
Governor's School for the Ag Sciences back after five-year hiatus
March 28, 2014
Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Agricultural Sciences, which will take place July 13 to Aug. 9 at Penn State's University Park campus. After being closed in 2008, the Governor's School for the Agricultural Sciences is one of two Governor's Schools reinstated for 2014, along with the Governor's School for Engineering and Technology at Lehigh University in Bethlehem.