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Penn State toxicologist Gary Perdew has received a $7.3 million "outstanding investigator award" from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
September 15, 2017

A faculty member in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has received a $7.3 million grant for innovative research on a cellular protein that could be a target for enhancing immune function in response to a variety of diseases and environmental toxins. Gary Perdew, John T. and Paige S. Smith Professor in Agricultural Sciences, received the award from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health.

What we need now is for cool to cold temperatures to arrive by early to mid-October to bring out the best colors like these, according to Penn State forest ecologists.
September 14, 2017

The rainy summer in Pennsylvania has set the stage for what could be an awesome autumn foliage display, according to forest ecologists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Aaron Blakney, an environmental resource management major, tries out the HAZMAT suits with his fellow CDC interns during the summer of 2017.
September 13, 2017

Senior environmental resource management student Aaron Blakney spent the summer of 2017 analyzing the impacts of hazardous materials during an internship with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Researchers said findings of their recent study suggest that dietary interventions that promote fruit and vegetable consumption can help reduce childhood obesity and cardio-metabolic disease risk.
September 12, 2017

Potential disparities in fruit and vegetable intake in Mexican-American children may be placing them at greater risk for obesity and related health problems, according to researchers at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and Penn State.

Research underway in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences will help poultry farmers provide safe, comfortable housing for cage-free chickens.
September 7, 2017

A shift in consumer behavior is prompting some poultry producers to change the manner in which chickens are housed and cared for, and research underway in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences will help them convert from traditional caged housing to noncaged systems that continue to safeguard the health and safety of flocks and employees.