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December 6, 2012

Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is part of a $6.2 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) aimed at improving food security in the developing world.

December 6, 2012

An animal scientist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences played a role in the first complete sequencing of the pig genome by an international team of researchers.

November 29, 2012

Six Penn State faculty members have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

November 29, 2012

With the current focus on carbon emissions affecting climate change and the critical role forests play in storing the element, a better understanding of the impact that fire has on the global carbon cycle is needed by policymakers, according to a researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

November 29, 2012

The November 8th issue of Scientific American included an article on the work of Dr. David Hughes, assistant professor of entomology and biology, with the Ophiocordyceps parasitic fungus, also known as the "Zombie Ant Fungus."

November 26, 2012

"And don't let the bedbugs bite" is no longer a harmless adage. In reality today, these bloodthirsty bugs infest thousands of homes.

November 26, 2012

Earlier this year, the U.S. Golf Association, the golf turfgrass industry and the Penn State turfgrass program lost a friend and colleague, Stanley Zontek.

November 19, 2012

The November 15th issue of Nature includes the publication of the pig genome, entitled “Analyses of pig genomes provide insight into porcine demography and evolution.” This project was contributed to by Dr. Wansheng Lui, an Associate Professor in the College of Agricultural Sciences Department of Animal Science. Sequencing of the pig genome began in the 1990’s and the International Swine Genome Sequence Consortium (SGSC) launched in 2003. Dr. Liu’s laboratory is involved in the construction of a high-resolution radiation hybrid (RH) map with ~10,000 gene markers. This map serves as a “scaffold” for pig genome sequence assembly and gene annotation.

November 13, 2012

The College of Agricultural Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University is looking for an Independent Contractor – Report Writing Professional to assist in completing the FY2012 USDA Annual Report of Accomplishments and Results and the FY2013-2018 Plan-of-Work for the College of Agricultural Sciences Extension and Research enterprise, due to USDA April 1, 2013.

November 13, 2012

An ingredient in green tea that helps reduce blood sugar spikes in mice may lead to new diet strategies for people, according to Penn State food scientists.

November 8, 2012

Penn State will be hosting the annual meeting of the Allegheny Branch of the American Society for Microbiology on November 9th and 10th.

November 8, 2012

As Penn State celebrates 150 years of graduate education, Research Unplugged featured a graduate student researcher at the third talk in its six-event series.

November 8, 2012

With the help of information technology (IT), Penn State professor Mark Guiltinan makes the world a sweeter place.

November 8, 2012

This week’s NIFA update specifically mentions research performed by a team including College of Ag faculty Drs. Chris Mullin and Jim Frazier on the impact of spray additives on the learning ability of honey bees.

November 6, 2012

Pen Pals, Glowing Parasites & Crop Camouflage Could Help Improve Lives. Gates Foundation's Grand Challenges Explorations grants invest in bold ideas to address global health and development challenges.

November 1, 2012

For pathologists, identifying damaged or diseased tissue is a time-consuming process of poring over samples under a microscope.

October 16, 2012

The Northeast could help lead the way to a renewable-energy-based economy by utilizing marginal and abandoned land to grow energy crops such as perennial grasses and fast-growing woody plants.

September 24, 2012

This summer was notable because of drought conditions in June and July, and searing heat in July, but that won't limit the beauty of Pennsylvania's fall foliage.

September 24, 2012

Across the Appalachian Plateau in Pennsylvania, 50 to 70 percent of shale-gas pads are being developed on slopes that could be prone to erosion and sedimentation problems, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.