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2 hrs ago | Health News Digest

Stem Cells Reveal How Illness-Linked Genetic Variation Affects Neurons

A genetic variation linked to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and severe depression wreaks havoc on connections among neurons in the developing brain, a team of researchers reports.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Biology, Science, Pennsylvania State University, Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology

Jim Parsons takes the Ice Bucket Challenge (August 17, 2014)

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

6 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Airborne phased array radar could spur a a oequantum leapa in hurricane forecasts

Forecasts for the tracks of hurricanes have made huge strides over the past 15 years, improving by over 50 percent .

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Weather, Meteorology, Science, Travel

10 hrs ago | BioResearch Online

Jell-O-Like Biomaterial Could Hold Key To Cancer Cell Destruction

Scientists from Penn State University reported that a biomaterial made of tiny molecules was able to attract and destroy cancer cells.

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14 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Fungi turn a zombie antsa into booby traps

After killing its host, the so-called zombie ant fungus grows from the cadaver and produces spores, which rain down on the forest floor to infect new hosts.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Entomology, Sports

18 hrs ago | Newkerala.com

Childhood neglect may turn boys into violent adults

Examples of physical neglect include not taking a sick or injured child to the doctor, improperly clothing a child and not feeding a child.

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Related Topix: Penn State Shenango, Pennsylvania State University

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Lewistown Sentinel

Small-scale egg production increasing

An increasing number of families are choosing to raise chickens right in their backyard.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania Furnace, PA

American Library Association

Eyeing the New Diversity

Workplace diversity management in our field has primarily focused on increasing the number of underrepresented populations among our ranks.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Pennsylvania State University, University of Arizona

UConn Advance

UConn Joins Folger Institute Consortium

The University of Connecticut has been invited to join the Folger Institute's consortium of more than 40 college and university members.

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Related Topix: University of Connecticut, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Pennsylvania State University, Ohio State University, University of Virginia

Sys-Con Media

New Vice President of Digital Engagement Brings Thirty Years of Industry Experience to FIRSTA

FIRST A , a not-for-profit organization founded by inventor Dean Kamen to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology, announced Mark Greenlaw as Vice President of Digital Engagement.

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Related Topix: Inventions, Science / Technology, CIO News, Pennsylvania State University

Writer's Digest

Todd Davis: Poet Interview

Please welcome Todd Davis to the Poetic Asides blog. He's authored and edited 13 books, including the poetry collection In the Kingdom of the Ditch .

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Related Topix: Arts, Poetry

Medical News Today

New methods to predict gene and protein functions lead to significant advance in malaria research

Researchers led by Baylor College of Medicine have developed a new computational method to study the function of disease-causing genes, starting with an important new discovery about a gene associated with malaria - one of the biggest global health burdens.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Malaria, Health, Baylor College of Medicine, Columbia University, Princeton University, Pennsylvania State University

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Bradenton.com

JOBS Act rewards exchanges with IPOs

A 2-year-old U.S. law designed to make it easier for small companies has turned into a boon for the country's stock markets.

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Related Topix: Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law, California

Erie Times News

NWPA Collegiate Academy sophomore speaks on Civil War history

These are titles of lectures Grant Filbeck has given for free this summer at the Hubbard House Underground Railroad Museum in Ashtabula, Ohio.

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Related Topix: Ashtabula, OH, Penn State Erie The Behrend College, Pennsylvania State University

PhysOrg Weblog

Stem cells reveal how illness-linked genetic variation affects neurons

In this image, cell nuclei are shown in blue and synapses in red and green. Credit: Zhexing Wen/Johns Hopkins Medicine A genetic variation linked to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and severe depression wreaks havoc on connections among neurons in the developing brain, a team of researchers reports.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Biology, Science, Pennsylvania State University, Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Altoona Mirror

PSU student's suicide case ongoing

Penn State Altoona Chancellor Lori Bechtel-Wherry sat in her office in the E. Raymond Smith Building during a mid-July summer lull.

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Related Topix: Penn State Altoona, Student Society, Phi Sigma Kappa, Fraternities, US Governors, Tom Corbett

She Knows

Baby girl names inspired by famous sisters

Mary Fetzer is a freelance writer and marketing consultant with a marketing degree from Penn State University and 15 years of international business experience.

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Related Topix: State University, AR, Parenting, Family, Life, Sister's Day, Holidays

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Erie Times News

Education Department told to hand over hundreds of Sandusky-related e-mails

A former Pennsylvania State University trustee candidate who's been campaigning for transparency from the school and pushing for board members' and state officials' e-mails has scored a victory.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania State University, US Governors, Tom Corbett

Bloomberg

JOBS Act Rewards U.S. Exchanges Amid Surge of Criticism

A two-year-old U.S. law designed to make it easier for small companies has turned into a boon for the country's stock markets.

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Related Topix: Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law

Insurance Journal West

Fatal Farm Accidents Involving Kids Not Uncommon in Pennsylvania

Fifteen-year-old Jonas King was operating a skid loader when it overturned into a manure pit, trapping the boy under the heavy machinery.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Agriculture, Science, Medicine, Lancaster General, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Lancaster County, PA

Newswise

Stem Cells Reveal How Illness-Linked Genetic Variation Affects Neurons

A genetic variation linked to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and severe depression wreaks havoc on connections among neurons in the developing brain, a team of researchers reports.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Biology, Science, Pennsylvania State University, Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology

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