Penn State Research News
Penn State College of Medicine has just received a $3.9 million award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) of the National Institutes of Health for research to find biomarkers for Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's disease is a chronic and progressive movement disorder that affects more than 1 million Americans. The five-year award is part of the Parkinson's Disease Biomarkers Program of the NINDS that is designed to find reliable markers that can be used in the future evaluation of novel therapies that may stop Parkinson's. Professor Xuemei Huang of Penn State Hershey Medical Center has been an active researcher in this field. The new award will be based on recent results from her laboratory that suggest a novel way to detect Parkinson's related brain damage by using a commonly available clinical technique, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Posted: Nov 14, 2012
The National Science Foundation awarded an interdisciplinary team of scholars $11.9 million to support a multi-institution research network on Sustainable Climate Risk Management.
Posted: Nov 14, 2012
Penn State's International Center for the Study of Terrorism is part of a $1.48 million research collaborative.
Smartsphere, the leading Enterprise Portfolio Management consulting firm donated iteraplan, Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM) software, valued at $250,000, to the Center for Enterprise Architecture at Penn State University's College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST). The donation of iteraplan software supports the center's efforts in pursuing its educational and research objectives. Iteraplan is already being used in an IST Enterprise Architecture course.
Penn State will receive $4.2 million over the next three years from the National Science Foundation to continue the work of the National Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge Network (NACK Network), founded at the University with a four-year grant from the NSF in 2008.
The Northeast could help lead the way to a renewable-energy-based economy by utilizing marginal and abandoned land to grow energy crops such as perennial grasses and fast-growing woody plants. That's the goal of a new research and education project led by Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and supported by a $10 million grant from the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, a program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
The work of the Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute at Penn State has been recognized with a $6 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration to improve facilities and continue operating a rigorous analysis and testing program for new model buses.
Suzanne Shontz earns early career award
Posted: Jun 19, 2012
Penn State will expand Galaxy, an open-source platform for biomedical and genetic research, with a $5.8 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health.
Posted: Jan 31, 2012
The U. S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $3.5-million grant to the Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute at Penn State.
Posted: Dec 05, 2011
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate is providing $1.3 million to Penn State for a groundbreaking new study of the motivations and behaviors of terrorist actors.