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Well-being of 'left behind' children in Kyrgyzstan focus of study
August 17, 2018
Between 650,000 and 750,000 of Kyrgyzstan's 5 million citizens work outside of the country, making it one of the most remittance-dependent countries in the world, according to lead investigator Guangqing Chi, associate professor of rural sociology and demography and public health sciences in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education.
A partnership between Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and Oxfam America aims to develop solutions to global problems of poverty, hunger and social injustice.
Working together for global good: Penn State, Oxfam join forces
July 17, 2018
Developing lasting solutions to the problems of poverty, hunger and social injustice is the cornerstone of a new partnership between Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and Oxfam America, the U.S. affiliate of Oxfam, the global organization working to end the injustice of poverty in 90 countries around the world.
The scientists developed a novel high-throughput sequencing technique that efficiently detected in bees both previously identified and 27 never-seen-before viruses belonging to at least six new families in a single experiment.
Scientists find evidence of 27 new viruses in bees
June 22, 2018
An international team of researchers has discovered evidence of 27 previously unknown viruses in bees. The finding could help scientists design strategies to prevent the spread of viral pathogens among these important pollinators.