College of Agricultural Sciences news

College of Agricultural Sciences edition
Monday, December 7, 2020

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- 'Anti-antibiotic' allows for use of antibiotics without driving resistance
-- After shipping, pallets pose big risk to public, cause many accidents, injuries
-- Researchers aim to 'upcycle' nutrient waste on farms using duckweed
-- Project examining impact of the pandemic on youth receives broad response
-- College of Agricultural Sciences announces 2020 Staff Laureate Award winners
-- University endorses climate change letter to world leaders
-- Penn State seeks nominations for Earthshot Prize for environmental solutions

Also in this issue: Media Highlights.

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STORIES:

'Anti-antibiotic' allows for use of antibiotics without driving resistance
An inexpensive, FDA-approved drug — cholestyramine — taken in conjunction with an antibiotic prevents the antibiotic from driving antimicrobial resistance, according to new research by scientists at Penn State and the University of Michigan.

https://news.psu.edu/link/RpwNL9J3
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After shipping, pallets pose big risk to public, cause many accidents, injuries
Shipping pallets — often used as display platforms in retail settings or seen as raw material for household projects — were responsible for sending more than 30,000 people to the emergency rooms of U.S. hospitals over a recent five-year period, according to a new study by a Penn State researcher.

https://news.psu.edu/link/B_fM1Zc3
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Researchers aim to 'upcycle' nutrient waste on farms using duckweed
With a $1.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation, Penn State researchers will investigate how duckweed could be grown on Pennsylvania farms to limit nutrient pollution into the Chesapeake Bay.

https://news.psu.edu/link/BRr89M4V
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Project examining impact of the pandemic on youth receives broad response
A global, interdisciplinary research initiative designed to support youth and empower them to play an active role in addressing the challenges left in the pandemic's wake, received survey responses from more than 6,000 youth in at least 50 countries.

https://news.psu.edu/link/gmYg8PFZ
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College of Agricultural Sciences announces 2020 Staff Laureate Award winners
Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences announced recipients of its 2020 Staff Laureate Awards during a recent virtual collegewide staff meeting.


https://news.psu.edu/link/98LWjsYT
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University endorses climate change letter to world leaders
Penn State was one of 37 international universities that endorsed a letter drafted by the International Universities Climate Alliance that urged world leaders to protect humankind from climate change.

https://news.psu.edu/link/scFt9RwM
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Penn State seeks nominations for Earthshot Prize for environmental solutions
In an effort to identify strong examples of promising solutions to environmental challenges, Penn State faculty and staff are encouraged to either self-nominate or to nominate other researchers or projects for the Earthshot Prize, by the internal deadline of Dec. 17.

https://news.psu.edu/link/HWVRGZLW

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MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS:

The New York Times - Friday, Nov. 27, 2020
COVID-19 won't stop evolving when the vaccine comes
Many people anxiously await a COVID-19 vaccine, however, a new Penn State research study suggests the possibility that the virus could develop resistance to the vaccine.

https://news.psu.edu/link/jHbstQrF
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More: https://news.psu.edu/link/2DDpzmmX

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QUICK LINKS:

Coronavirus updates
Stay up-to-date on the latest information from Penn State regarding the global coronavirus outbreak.
https://news.psu.edu/link/Y9yfCw72

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