A Penn State student showed residents of Arusha, Tanzania, how to operate the Mashavu telemedicine system as part of the Humanitarian Engineering Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) program in Penn State’s College of Engineering.
Overwhelmed? Have you tried unplugging? For how long? Did it help?
SOON — FIGHT DISEASES BETTER
More effective treatment of diseases (like tuberculosis and anthrax) could result from a new kind of antibiotic being studied by scientists led by Kenneth Keiler, assoc. prof., biochemistry and molecular biology, Penn State.
Certain molecules inhibit growth of distantly related bacteria by stopping trans-translation*.
* Jump in here, molecular biologist Big Black Glasses fans:
What is trans-translation?
Photo credit: Bacillus anthracis (anthrax) cells being killed by a molecule, Ken Keiler lab, Penn State
Worldwide possible visibility for gamma Delphinid shower, 6/10-11/13 (Geert Barentsen, International Meteor Organization)
Bright green areas – best visibility, highest radiant elevation
Unshaded areas – no view
Highest Resolution Ever ~ Maps of Nearest Galaxies
Light masked our view of some galaxies. Now it’s all clear, thanks to Penn State, NASA and ultraviolet light mapping.
Astronomers created the
MOST super-high-resolution ultraviolet light surveys EVER
of the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds,
two major galaxies closest to our own Milky Way.
With the surveys, “we can study how stars are born and evolve across each galaxy in a single view, something that’s very difficult to accomplish for our own galaxy because of our location inside it.”
Project lead from NASA, Stefan Immler
“…this project fills in a major missing piece of the scientific puzzle.”
Penn State astronomer, Michael Siegel, lead scientist
for the Ultraviolet/Optical Telescope (UVOT) on
NASA’s Swift observatory –– a satellite, with three telescopes in Earth orbit, controlled by Penn State from Mission Operations Center on the University Park campus