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From miniature horses to draft horses, the Equine Experience at Penn State's Ag Progress Days covers the gamut of the equine animal.
Demonstrations, clinics highlight Equine Experience at Ag Progress Days
July 10, 2017
Ag Progress Days Equine Experience will offer a variety of activities for horse enthusiasts.
This image shows developing eggs in a dissected mosquito ovary into which gene-editing protein cargo (fluorescent green) has been transduced.
Researchers to develop new gene-editing method for the study of arthropods
July 10, 2017
A grant from the National Science Foundation will enable a Penn State-led team of entomologists to develop and disseminate a technology they say could bring gene-editing capabilities within reach of everyday scientists, regardless of the arthropod species they study. The $2.5 million award is part of NSF's Enabling Discovery through GEnomic Tools (EDGE) program.
Making sports venues such as Pocono Raceway sustainable is an organizational challenge that involves proper signage, messaging, color codes and containers, Penn State researchers have found.
Researchers working with sports venues to make them 'greener,' sustainable
July 6, 2017
Ecosystem and bioproduct researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are working with professional sports franchises to make their venues "greener" and reduce the environmental impact of their events.
Suresh Kuchipudi, associate professor of virology in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, conducted research to determine if little brown bats can be asymptomatic carriers of avian and human influenza viruses. Here, he infects cells with influenza virus as part of those studies.
Bats have potential to host avian and human influenza viruses, study shows
June 28, 2017
A study conducted by researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences showed it is possible for avian and human influenza viruses to infect little brown bats, the most widely spread bat species in North America.
A researcher in the College of Agricultural Sciences is participating in a national project identifying key barriers that must be overcome throughout the jet-fuel supply chain to annually produce and effectively market 1 billion gallons of alternative jet fuel in the near term and 10 billion gallons in the longer term.
Research progressing on how to spur wide use of aviation biofuels
June 26, 2017
Slowed as much by extremely low oil prices as supply-chain and technological challenges, the effort to integrate biofuels into the nation's aviation fuel supply is nonetheless progressing, according to a researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.