In response to the ongoing pandemic, the Manufacturing and Sterilization for COVID-19 (MASC) Initiative was launched at Penn State in March. With more than 350 researchers contributing, the initiative is focused on designing and delivering rapidly scalable solutions and generating tangible impact, particularly within the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Residents of Pennsylvania can monitor the spread of COVID-19 across the commonwealth with an online dashboard created by researchers at Penn State. The dashboard, which has been available since March 12, provides a map of the state with the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases represented by county
Erie companies have shipped more than 50,000 locally produced medical face shields to hospitals, health-care workers and first responders in three states. The shields, which were designed in part by Jason Williams, an assistant teaching professor of engineering at Penn State Behrend, are essential protective gear for medical personnel treating patients who have the COVID-19 virus.
Penn State has begun enrolling participants in an international clinical trial evaluating an investigational antiviral drug, remdesivir, for treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Researchers across Penn State are shifting their research programs to address the COVID-19 crisis, thanks to funding from a seed grant initiative led by the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences.
A rapid “request for proposals” at Penn State University brings experts across disciplines together to address a global threat
Federal investment is crucial for encouraging basic scientific research — the bedrock for the applied research that has transformed our lives
Preschoolers may not be as good at resisting large portions of everyday foods as was previously thought, according to Penn State researchers.
Commercial mushroom farms, academic researchers and mushroom hobbyists rely on the Penn State Mushroom Spawn Lab. The Lab is especially important for Pennsylvania's $764 million mushroom industry, which leads the United States in mushroom production. The industry also supports 8,600 jobs in the state.
Having ancestors who were frequently exposed to stressors can improve one's own immune response to stressors, according to Penn State researchers who studied fence lizards and their stress response.