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Glass sculptures depict the malaria-causing parasite, Plasmodium falciparum.
New research agenda for malaria elimination and eradication
January 8, 2018
Manuel Llinás, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, and Jason Rasgon, professor of entomology and disease epidemiology, have participated in the formulation of an updated research agenda for global malaria elimination and eradication.
Fourth generation dairy farmer Philip Dean is shown alongside automatic takeoffs, which he received with help from AgrAbility.
USDA-NIFA funding supports farmers with disabilities, youth safety programs
December 19, 2017
Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has been awarded funding from the U.S Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture for programs to help prevent fatalities and serious injuries associated with farming and to provide assistance to individuals farming with disabilities.
Penn State researcher Michael Jacobson surveyed small-holder farmers in villages across four counties in Kenya about their willingness to grow croton trees. He asked them such things as how many trees they have, whether they would be willing to plant more, and whether they would gather the nuts and provide them to a biofuel-making company at collection points and, if so, at what price.
Farmers in Kenya willing, able to ramp up croton nut output for biofuel
December 19, 2017
Small-holder farmers in Kenya have the capacity and desire to play a major role in the scale-up of biofuel production from agroforestry, according to a Penn State forest economist, who led a study in the East African country.
Penn State Grape and Wine Team boosts industry through research, education
December 15, 2017
The Penn State Grape and Wine Team supports the growing grape and wine industry through cutting-edge research and outreach that addresses grape and wine production and quality challenges, with particular emphasis on Pennsylvania and the eastern United States.
Catherine Cutter, professor of food science and assistant director of food safety and quality programs for Penn State Extension, talks to Armenien students. She believes internationalization of the state university extension system, which has been vital to establishing food safety in the United States, would greatly benefit the world.
Extending food safety training to other countries could save live
December 14, 2017
Food safety practices that Americans take for granted — washing hands with soap, refrigeration, and not cutting raw meat and vegetables on the same surface without disinfection — are not widely practiced in other places around the world, and researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences want to change that.