Entomologists hope vigilance, research stop newly discovered spotted lanternfly
November 17, 2014
People seeing the spotted lanternfly for the first time are struck by its sometimes-flashy appearance. But don't let its colorful, butterfly-like veneer fool you, caution entomologists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. This exotic, invasive insect poses a potential threat to several important agricultural commodities in Pennsylvania.
Altered milk protein can deliver AIDS drug to infants
November 11, 2014
A novel method of altering a protein in milk to bind with an antiretroviral drug promises to greatly improve treatment for infants and young children suffering from HIV/AIDS, according to a researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Student ingenuity leads to program support endowment in food science
November 7, 2014
The financial impact of a food product developed by a team of Penn State food science students will have a much longer shelf life than the product itself, thanks to an anonymous investor who bought the rights to potentially produce it. An unnamed large company purchased the idea -- called Mooofins -- for $25,000, and the funding will be used to establish the Program Support Endowment for Food Science Students.
Never-before-seen insights into deer movement offered on research website
November 5, 2014
Two years into a study of factors influencing forest regeneration in Pennsylvania, researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are offering a window into their investigation, offering never-before-seen insights into deer movement.