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Malaria parasites sense and adapt to their host’s nutritional status Malaria parasites sense and adapt to their host’s nutritional status
151 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
The chances of surviving a malaria infection may be higher when the host consumes fewer calories, according to new research. A new study shows that the infectious agent responsible for malaria, the Plasmodium parasite, is able to sense its host’s nutritional status and actively adapt through chang [Read More]
Women and men may have different bipolar disorder biomarkers Women and men may have different bipolar disorder biomarkers
151 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Men and women react differently to compounds associated with immune system response to bipolar disorder, according to an international team of medical researchers. The findings suggest that bipolar disorder could one day be diagnosed by measuring biological changes in the body, and that treatments c [Read More]
Grape-based compounds kill colon cancer stem cells in mice Grape-based compounds kill colon cancer stem cells in mice
152 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Compounds from grapes may kill colon cancer stem cells both in a petri dish and in mice, according to a team of researchers. The compounds — resveratrol —which are found in grape skins and seeds, could also eventually lead to treatments to help prevent colon [Read More]
Acupuncture may not be effective in treating infertility Acupuncture may not be effective in treating infertility
152 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
HERSHEY — Acupuncture, alone or with the medication clomiphene, does not appear to be effective in treating infertility in women with polycystic ovary syndrome, according to a new international study including Penn State College of Medicine. The finding casts [Read More]
Investigational cancer compound receives FDA approval to begin human trials Investigational cancer compound receives FDA approval to begin human trials
152 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
An investigational compound developed by Penn State researchers that targets and destroys cancer cells while leaving healthy cells unharmed has been approved for phase one clinical human trials by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. [Read More]
Penn State researchers receive grant to develop new contraception technology Penn State researchers receive grant to develop new contraception technology
153 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Two Penn State researchers have received a grant through the Grand Challenges Explorations program — an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — to develop a novel approach to contraception. [Read More]
Backyard Poultry Presents Salmonella Risk Backyard Poultry Presents Salmonella Risk
154 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Penn State News
“More and more people are raising backyard chickens, and they need to understand proper techniques for handling birds and equipment,” said Phillip Clauer, senior instructor and extension specialist at Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. [Read More]
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