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September 21, 2017

An inexpensive biomaterial that can be used to sustainably replace plastic barrier coatings in packaging and many other applications has been developed by Penn State researchers, who predict its adoption would greatly reduce pollution.

September 20, 2017

A diet that includes plenty of colorful vegetables and fruits may contain compounds that can stop colon cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases in pigs, according to an international team of researchers.

September 19, 2017

CSL Behring, a global specialty biotherapeutics leader, has committed $4.92 million to Penn State over the next six years to create the multidisciplinary Center of Excellence in Biotechnology, and to revitalize the Shared Fermentation Facility, an engine for collaboration and innovation in biological training and research on the University Park campus.

September 18, 2017

The goal of this competition is to strengthen interdisciplinary strategic networks or research initiatives in the College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS) by supporting cohorts of Ph.D. students to conduct interconnected, innovative research.

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.

September 15, 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.

September 13, 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, new research suggests.

September 13, 2017

These awards should be used for presenting original research at national or international meetings. Please note that either an oral or poster presentation is required to be eligible for these funds. One travel award per degree is allowed. Awards are limited to $500 for domestic travel and international travel.

September 12, 2017

The land stretching between New England and the Ohio River is a critical region dominated by agriculture and forests, but also hosts four of the largest metropolises in the nation with rapidly increasing demand for sustainable energy.

September 12, 2017

The College of Agricultural Sciences Graduate Student Competitive Grant Program is sponsored by the College of Agricultural Science’s Office for Research and Graduate Education. This program is a unique opportunity available to graduate students advised by College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS) faculty. The program serves as professional development for all CAS graduate students by providing funds to support master or doctoral research. It is anticipated that up to $40,000 will be awarded during this funding cycle.

September 12, 2017

The goal of this program is to capitalize on the collective expertise within our college and to invest in faculty-driven initiatives that will strengthen existing programs and promote new interdisciplinary research programs.

September 8, 2017

A newly released report examines how flooding and recent changes to the federal flood insurance program are impacting rural Pennsylvania in unique ways.

September 8, 2017

An increasing number of today's consumers are scanning egg cartons for the words "cage-free," "natural," "free-range" and the like.

September 5, 2017

Young people's voices often are not heard, especially if they are on the "fringe" of society.

September 5, 2017

If a human mother is stressed while pregnant, research shows her child is much more likely to have emotional, cognitive or even physiological problems, such as attention deficit, hyperactivity, anxiety, language delay, obesity, diabetes and hypertension.

September 5, 2017

Plant-based sensors that measure the thickness and electrical capacitance of leaves show great promise for telling farmers when to activate their irrigation systems, preventing both water waste and parched plants, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

August 30, 2017

A protein, called inositol-requiring enzyme 1 — IRE1 — may serve as a key driver in a series of molecular interactions that can both promote and, paradoxically, inhibit tumors in certain types of cancers, such as non-melanoma skin cancers, according to a team of molecular biologists.

August 28, 2017

The Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE) announced the addition of three new cofunded faculty members who will join Penn State during the 2017–18 academic year. The faculty members are Kristina Douglass, Jonathan Duncan and Jillian Goldfarb.

August 28, 2017

Hemp is hip again in Pennsylvania, and researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are among a select group tasked with exploring the potential economic benefits to the Commonwealth of this important — yet maligned — crop.

August 23, 2017

Many would argue that bigger doesn't necessarily mean better. But when it comes to the profitability and survival of Pennsylvania farms, size apparently matters, according to a report compiled by economists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.