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Gluconate, a small organic molecule, inhibits neonatal seizures in rodent models and could open up new avenues for the treatment of epilepsy in human newborns. The image illustrates the structure of neonatal hippocampus (green), overlaid with a typical electrophysiological trace of seizure activity, and the molecular structure of gluconate. IMAGE: CHEN LABORATORY, PENN STATE

A new drug that inhibits neonatal seizures

Neonatal seizures or neonatal convulsions are epileptic fits occurring from birth to the end of the neonatal period. The neonatal period is the most...
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Study finds Wi-Fi location affects online privacy behavior

The speed of technology has far outpaced the security of the technology. For example, free public wireless connections have always left users vulnerable to...
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Everyday stress may boost blood vessel dysfunction in people with depression

Long term stress, or a constant stress experienced over a prolonged period of time, can contribute to long-term problems for heart and blood vessels....
Psychology may help explain why male and female serial killers differ

Psychology may help explain why male and female serial killers differ

A recent study has found that male serial killers and female serial killers choose their victims and commit crimes in different ways. Male serial...
After being immunized with the proteins, rabbits developed antibodies that were able to bind with the virus. IMAGE: © GETTYIMAGES MIRROR-IMAGES

Custom-made proteins may help create antibodies to fight HIV

HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is one of the world’s most serious public health challenges and it still continues to be a major...
Plastic dome coated with a new antireflection coating (right), and uncoated dome (left). IMAGE: GIEBINK LAB/PENN STATE

Antireflection coating makes plastic invisible

Scientists at the Penn State have developed a new type of Antireflection coating that could potentially improve existing coatings to the extent that it can make...
This image, taken with Hubble's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2in 1995, shows the orange-red rings surrounding Supernova 1987A in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The glowing debris of the supernova explosion, which occurred in February 1987, is at the center of the inner ring. The small white square indicates the location of the STIS aperture used for the new far-ultraviolet observation.

How hot are atoms in the shock wave of an exploding star?

Scientists at the Penn State have developed a new technique to measure the temperature of atoms during the explosive death of a star. Scientists combined...
The mystery involved a spontaneous gene mutation that causes red pigments to show up in various corn plant tissues for a few generations and then disappear in subsequent progeny. IMAGE: SURINDER CHOPRA RESEARCH GROUP/PENN STATE

Unraveling of 58-year-old corn gene mystery may have plant-breeding implications

Scientists snow have successfully solved a six-decades-old mystery of corn- why red pigments appear on corn sometimes. They solved the mystery while discovering a mutant gene...
Researchers at Penn State found negative mood is associated with higher levels of inflammation, inspiring future research to investigate how daily interventions can improve mood. IMAGE: GETTY IMAGES SPUKKATO

Negative mood signals body’s immune response

Negative mood can be both a consequence of chronic unresolved stress and a behavioral way of influencing those around us. Because of the complicated...