Research Roundup


The latest scientific discoveries, straight from members of the University Research Magazine Association. The following is a selection of the most recent stories from URMA members’ magazines.

Invent Penn State may seem like an overnight success, but underpinning that idea is a 20-year legacy of deliberate tech transfer policy and program development, most of which happened under the steady leadership of Ron Huss, associate vice president for research and director of the Office of Technology Management (OTM). [...]
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
Source: Research at Penn State
Taylor Morris graduated from Penn State Behrend with a degree in psychology this past May. The Bradford, Pennsylvania, native was recognized this spring with the Ralph Dorn Hetzel Memorial Award and the Eric A. and Josephine S. Walker Award. [...]
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
Source: Research at Penn State
Two women dancing in space
The era of multi-messenger astronomy promises rich rewards—and a steep learning curve. Sometimes you need more than one perspective to get the full story. Scientists including astronomers working with the Fermi Large Area Telescope have recorded brief bursts of high-energy photons called gamma rays [...]
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
Source: Symmetry Magazine
Despite the potentially severe consequences of illness and even death, only about 40 percent of adults in the United States receive flu shots each year; however, researchers believe a new self-administered, painless vaccine skin patch containing microscopic needles could significantly increase the number of people who get vaccinated. [...]
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
Source: Georgia Tech Research Horizons
Your cancer has metastasized. No one wants to ever hear that. Now researchers have found a way to virtually halt cell migration, a key component in metastasis, in vitro, in human cells. In past in vivo studies in mice, treated cancer did not appear to recur, nor did observable side [...]
Sun, Jun 25, 2017
Source: Georgia Tech Research Horizons
Image of particle tracks
The startup of a 25-ton test detector at CERN advances technology for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment. In a lab at CERN sits a very important box. It covers about three parking spaces and is more than a story tall. Sitting inside is [...]
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
Source: Symmetry Magazine
Illinois State University's Concerts on the Quad series begins Monday, July 3, with the breathtaking two-some Future Stuff. Future Stuff consists of Gabe Burdulis and Althea (Thea) Grace, who met each other at a band competition in Chicago five years ago. Individually, both Burdulis and Grace started making music at very young [...]
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
Source: Illinois State University
Plant diseases pose a serious threat to global food security, especially in developing countries, where millions of people depend on consuming what they harvest. In sub-Saharan Africa, one plant disease in particular – maize lethal necrosis – is ravaging one of the region's preferred crops for food, feed and income. [...]
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
Source: University of Tennessee Research Press Releases
Roberta Trites has a message. “Girls, boys and non-binary children matter equally.” Trites is a distinguished professor at Illinois State and is currently serving as an interim department chair in the College of Business. However, most of her time at ISU has been spent in the department of English where she helped [...]
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
Source: Illinois State University
Since the 2010 census, Tennessee's population has continued to age and 2016 was no exception, according to the data released today by the US Census Bureau and disseminated by the Tennessee State Data Center. [...]
Thu, Jun 22, 2017
Source: University of Tennessee Research Press Releases