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Oral Microbiota May Predict Obesity Risk
Weight gain trajectories in early childhood are related to the composition of oral bacteria of two-year-old children, suggesting that this understudied aspect of a child’s microbiota — the collection of microorganisms, including beneficial bacteria, residing in the mouth — could serve as an early indicator for childhood obesity.
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Penn State researchers believe ants can offer human-disease insights
What can ants teach us about the transmission and spread of human disease? Perhaps a lot, according to a team of researchers who recently received a grant of more than $1.8 million from the National Science Foundation to explore this question.
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Debashis Ghosh to chair the Biostatistical methods and Research Design Study Section
Dr. Debashis Ghosh has accepted an invitation to serve as chairperson of the Biostatistical Methods and Research Design Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, for the term beginning July 1, 2013 and ending June 30, 2015.
Located in Information / News / 2013 News
On Twitter, Anti-Vaccination Sentiments Spread More Easily than Pro-Vaccination Sentiments
On Twitter, a popular microblogging and social-networking service, statements about vaccines may have unexpected effects -- positive messages may backfire, according to a team of Penn State University researchers led by Marcel Salathé, an assistant professor of biology. In addition to Salathé, other researchers who contributed to the study include Penn State researchers David R. Hunter, a professor of statistics, Duy Q. Vu, a graduate student in the Department of Statistics, and Shashank Khandelwal, an application developer in the Department of Biology. The research was funded by a Society in Science-Branco Weiss Fellowship, the Office of Naval Research, and the National Institutes of Health.
Located in Information / News / 2013 News
Statistics help clear fog for better climate change picture
Statistics is an important tool in sorting through information on how human activities are affecting the climate system, as well as how climate change affects natural and human systems, according to a Penn State statistician.
Located in Information / News / 2013 News