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College of Agricultural Sciences edition

Monday, November 23, 2020


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Dairy cows exposed to heavy metals worsen antibiotic-resistant pathogen crisis

Dairy cows, exposed to drinking water contaminated with heavy metals for a few years, carry more pathogens loaded with antimicrobial-resistance genes able to tolerate and survive various antibiotics. That’s the finding of a team of researchers that conducted a study of two dairy herds in Brazil four years after a dam holding mining waste ruptured, and it spotlights a threat to human health, the researchers contend.  Full story

Nittany Lion wagging ears over #GivingTuesday 2020 launch date

Celebrate the 'We Are' spirit this #GivingTuesday

On Nov. 30, from 6:55 p.m. EST — or 18:55 in military time, a nod to the year of Penn State's founding — until midnight on Dec. 1, Penn State will participate in its sixth #GivingTuesday — and alumni, parents, friends, fans, faculty, staff and students are invited to help make the day a success.  Full story