From aging to cancer—with quite a bit in between—Katherine Aird, assistant professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology at Penn State College of Medicine, and her team have a whole world of research opportunities in front of them.
A team of researchers has developed a new framework that can combine three existing methods of finding mutations -- or structural variants -- in the DNA of cancer cells into a single, more complete picture.
The mechanics behind how an important process within the cell traps material before recycling it has puzzled scientists for years. But Penn State researchers have gained new insight into how this process seals off waste, much like a trash bag.
An intervention designed to promote healthy growth that taught first-time moms how to respond with age-appropriate responses to their babies' needs resulted in children having lower body mass indexes (BMIs) when they were three years old.
Two current drugs used to treat psychosis and depression showed anti-cancer activity in mice by blocking the movement of cholesterol within drug-resistant cancer cells, according to Penn State Cancer Institute researchers.