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Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. Patients with septic perianal Crohn's disease have infected abscesses that then develop into fistulas. These open wounds are notoriously hard to treat and are a significant cause of patient discomfort.

Prior to the introduction of an #immunosuppressant medication called infliximab in 1998, septic perianal Crohn's disease was typically treated with surgery. While early studies of the drug showed a response rate of up to 60 percent, only 25 percent of patients continued to experience healing after one year on this medication.

"What was thought to be a silver bullet of sorts for this problem really is not," said Dr. Walter A. Koltun, professor of surgery at Penn State Hershey.
More on this alternative treatment: http://bit.ly/2bcQysS #PennState #Medical #Research
The first published combined medical and surgical care plan for managing septic perianal Crohn's disease, a serious complication that occurs in around 40 percent of Crohn's disease patients, has been developed by researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. The plan and its results took more than a decade to develop and are based on patient outcomes.
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Ali Borhan, professor of chemical engineering, and Rebecca Bascom, professor of medicine, have been awarded one of two Grace Woodward Grants for Collaborative Research in Engineering and Medicine for the 2016-2017 project period.

The Penn State pair was awarded $50,000 for their proposal, “Patient-Specific Diagnosis and Treatment of Respiratory Disease: Expanding the Engineering Toolbox.” http://bit.ly/2b9R4rA
Ali Borhan, professor of chemical engineering, and Rebecca Bascom, professor of medicine, have been awarded a Grace Woodward Grant for Collaborative Research in Engineering and Medicine for their proposal “Patient-Specific Diagnosis and Treatment of Respiratory Disease: Expanding the Engineering Toolbox.”
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“We know that there are changes in the #brain and some plasticity during this time, so we are hoping we can re-tune their face processing systems and social looking behaviors in the real world. The hope is that this intervention will alleviate some of the social symptoms of autism and help people with autism function in a more independent way.”
Penn State research using game technology to improve social communications in autistic teens: http://bit.ly/2bjjkIl
Suzy Scherf, assistant professor of psychology and head of the Laboratory of Developmental Neuroscience at Penn State, and her research team aim to help autistic adolescents discover how eye gaze provides information about the outside world in a new five-year project funded by the National Institutes of Health.
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"A common concern regarding cyberbullying is that strangers can attack someone, but here we see evidence that there are significant risks associated with close connections," said Diane Felmlee, professor of #sociology, Penn State. "The large magnitude of the effects of close relationships on the likelihood of cyberbullying, even after controlling for many other factors, was particularly surprising."
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Youth cyberbullying is dramatically more likely to occur between current or former friends and dating partners than between students who were never friends or in a romantic relationship, according to researchers.
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With the advent of new #technology, unconventional natural gas has become easier to access and extract. In the U.S., #shale is a well-known unconventional oil and #gas resource, and some of Penn State’s campuses are located above one of the largest natural gas reserve in the world, the Marcellus Shale.

In Colombia, researchers are discovering their own gas shale deposits.

Penn State #EMS professors, couple to research Colombian shale through #Fulbright awards: http://bit.ly/2bJwsCV #Earth #Mineral #sciences
What are the odds that two Penn State professors married to each other are able to both receive Fulbright awards for consecutive semesters in the same country? For Luis Ayala and Zuleima Karpyn, luck seemed to be on their side. Ayala, William A. Fustos Family Professor in Energy and Mineral Engineering, and Karpyn, professor of petroleum and natural gas engineering, both received the Fulbright-Colciencias Innovation and Technology Award from the ...
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Penn State #Law Professor Marco Ventoruzzo spent much of the month of August in #Japan at the invitation of the University of Tokyo Faculty of Law, teaching in the law school’s summer program on comparative business law and participating in a conference organized by Professors Keiichi Karatsu and Gen Goto. http://bit.ly/2bcQedB
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A new class, “Transition is the Mission,” being piloted at Penn State University Park this semester, was designed to help student veterans maximize their time at Penn State academically, professionally and personally. The course, Education 100, is being offered through the College of Education, and it is open to all student veterans.
“I’ve done it myself, and I know some of the struggles,” said Erik Orient, director of the Penn State #Engineering Ambassadors.
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"The crisis of a #baby that is born too early and requires intensive medical care to sustain life presents an enormous challenge to parents' ability to handle such stress," said Kim Doheny, associate professor of pediatrics, Penn State College of Medicine.
More on how parents cope with stress of the #NICU affects #family dynamics: http://bit.ly/2bSlf35
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Understanding how parents cope while their child is in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) could lead to better support for the family and a more successful transition to home when the baby is healthy, according to Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Harrisburg researchers. Parental use of religious and secular coping strategies while their prematurely born baby receives intensive medical care may affect the family's interactions.
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New research out of Penn State shows that endangered corals in the eastern Pacific Ocean are isolated from healthy #coral populations in the west.
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Contrary to a prevailing theory, coral larvae could not survive the 5,000-kilometer trip across the Pacific Ocean to replenish endangered corals in the eastern Pacific, according to new research.
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Penn State #researchers are involved in some high-flying #NASA research missions. The principal investigator of ACT-America, a series of airborne missions to study how atmospheric carbon dioxide and methane moves, is Penn State's own Ken Davis.
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"Pregnancy represents one of those few places in social life where women are allowed to gain weight without much backlash. But women reported feeling like they faced the same stigmatization immediately after pregnancy."
-- David J. Hutson, assistant professor of sociology, Penn State Abington

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Pregnant women often rely on two identities -- a pregnant self and a non-pregnant self -- to help them navigate the profound psychological and physiological effects that pregnancy has on their body image, according to a Penn State Abington researcher.
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Penn State 'Ask an Ethicist' Question: If I am working for a local #restaurant and I notice that the head chef (who also happens to be the owner of the restaurant) is using ingredients that are not "fresh" and could possibly cause the customers to get sick, how do I go about dealing with this? Do I confront the owner? Do I call the health board? What would be the best way to go about this issue quietly without bringing negative attention to the restaurant?
When do you report #food safety problems?
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Serving safe and healthy food is a priority for the vast majority of restaurateurs. But, sometimes the cost or lack of knowledge makes it difficult for chefs or owners to implement the necessary processes to ensure food safety standards are met. What happens if an employee of the restaurant notices a consistent lack of concern for food safety? Should the employee report it to the proper authorities, take action or both?
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2 weeks ago
If you like wasting your money on required courses such as gender studies and queer theory, then attend Penn State. It's no wonder that it was a haven for a person like Jerry Sandusky. When I attended back in the 80's, they were inculcating students with idiotic notions such as "Marriage is Rape". All of that crap is nonsense. The feminists complain about rape but not when boys are the victims.
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Marc Merritt
2 months ago
PSU. High quality education comparable to Ivy League, but without the Ivy League price. Proud of my alma mater.
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Lawrence Qiu
2 months ago
Building is one of the centers of Penn State. It has a lot of history and is a must-see if you come visit PSU. You won't be disappointed.
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Nicolas Carbo
4 months ago
Great school, intelligent and helpful staff. Great parties, nothing beats state college on game day! WE ARE!
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Lucas Fabian Hackl
4 months ago
Great place if you want to do research in gravity: I'm a graduate student in the gravity group and believe that it was a great choice to come here. Beside the excellent research, State College is a nice town (maybe a bit small) and has almost everything one can wish for - due to its size everything is also nearby. The Penn State Campus is really pretty and sometimes I just go to the Aboretum to think about my research.
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Atip Lawanprasert
2 months ago
Good university. With the friendly environment for every international students. Great experience that everyone should try and get into!
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John O'Donald
5 months ago
Big university in a small town, plenty of opportunities and resources for everyone. If you take full advantage and get involved it will certainly be an unforgettable experience. The university gets smaller the more you join clubs and activities and make them your own.
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Jose Alfredo Llerena
2 months ago
I never received admission letter (whether accepted or not) for IST PHD, and when I contacted graduate school I never got any response either. Seems like a great place to study