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June 20, 2013

hroughout the summer, the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology will be celebrating its 50-year anniversary with a number of special events and an exhibit, "Healthy Plants for a Healthy World: 50 Years of Plant Pathology at Penn State."

June 18, 2013

Entomologists are exploring the causes of a massive die-off of the honey bee population, from viruses and mites to the role of pesticides on bee health and behavior.

June 17, 2013

A few cups of hot cocoa may not only fight off the chill of a winter's day, but they could also help obese people better control inflammation-related diseases, such as diabetes, according to Penn State researchers.

June 7, 2013

Prevention is often the best medicine, not only for physical health, but also public health, according to researchers at Penn State and Iowa State University.

June 3, 2013

A method that may reduce by more than half the time it takes health officials to identify Salmonella strains has been developed by researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

May 23, 2013

Malaria-carrying mosquitos appear to be manipulated by the parasites they carry, but this manipulation may simply be part of the mosquitos’ immune response, according to Penn State entomologists.

May 23, 2013

A recently completed study of water supplies on Pennsylvania dairy farms found that about a quarter of those tested had at least one water-quality issue.

May 23, 2013

The first-ever estimate of how fast frogs, toads and salamanders in the United States are disappearing from their habitats reveals they are vanishing at an alarming and rapid rate.

May 23, 2013

The Penn State Product Development team, a group of students in the food science department, recently was name one of three finalists in the Dairy Research Institute New Product Competition.

May 14, 2013

The CAS Grants and Contracts office submitted the University's 1000th ePIAF form, earning a surprise visit and cake.

May 13, 2013

The Center for Pollinator Research will be hosting the second International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health, and Policy this August.

May 9, 2013

Changing the way a plant forms cellulose may lead to more efficient, less expensive biofuel production, according to Penn State engineers.

May 9, 2013

Recently released reports about the frequency of foodborne illness -- commonly known as food poisoning -- show that the risks have not changed much in recent years, according to an expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

May 9, 2013

One of the world's most mysterious insects is about to invade the skies over wooded areas in eastern Pennsylvania and other states, but an expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences say it's not a cause for alarm.

April 30, 2013

Dr. Surojit Sarkar, of the Department of Veterinary and Biological Sciences has been named a 2013-14 American Association of Immunologists Public Policy Fellow.

April 26, 2013

Proposed new Food and Drug Administration regulations developed under the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA, will affect how Pennsylvania farmers, processors and retailers operate.

April 22, 2013

In the wake of several manure-pit fatalities on mid-Atlantic farms in recent years, researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences have published a new, international standard to vent confined animal-manure storage facilities used at large livestock operations.

April 16, 2013

Congratulations to Dr. Howard Salis, of the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering.

April 10, 2013

Nina Jenkins and Matt Thomas of Penn State's entomology department will host the NanoDays Science Café from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at Zola New World Bistro, 324 W. College Ave., State College, Pa.

April 10, 2013

Matthew Thomas, professor of entomology in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and Huck Scholar in Ecological Entomology, has been chosen to receive the 2012-13 Alex and Jessie C. Black Award for Excellence in Research.