Feature Archive

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Research Features

Examining the Atoms of Disease

10/9/14Penn State scientist Scott Showalter is using high-powered magnets and his passion for chemistry to study the chemical structures in our bodies that cause disease.

Making Chocolate Sustainable

7/22/14As the price of chocolate soars, Penn State scientists could give the world's cocoa crops a big boost from a simple, biodegradable, non-toxic spray.

Coral Reef Survivors

5/5/14As climate change pushes water temperatures perilously high, why is it that some species of coral can withstand the heat?

Under the Ice Sheets

1/23/14A Penn State geosciences professor travels to Antarctica and Greenland to study what the ice sheets can reveal about climate change.

Going Viral

11/5/13Digital biologist Marcel Salathé doesn't have a lab. Instead, he's using Twitter data as a tool to track the spread of infectious diseases.

Ground-Breaking Roots

8/9/13The U.N. estimates that one in every seven people around the world is hungry. Jonathan Lynch and the Roots Lab use information technology to get to the root of this problem.

America's Tomato Crush

7/26/13Historian John Hoenig says our love affair with tomatoes is about more than taste; it's about our successful quest to eat them all year long.

Creating Momentum of Success

7/23/13David Lee, associate professor of education, is refining strategies that can help children diagnosed with emotional behavioral disorders thrive both in the classroom and in the world.

Even Zombies Need an Agent

7/15/13While unraveling a dramatic case of mind control, biologist David Hughes brought the real science behind zombies to the big-screen Hollywood blockbuster "World War Z."

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