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Professor awarded NSF grant for research in water security in Kenya

Nov 8, 2019

Asher Rosinger, assistant professor of biobehavioral health and anthropology and Ann Hertzler Early Career Professor in Global Health, was recently awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant allowing him to further his research in water and its impact on health and well-being. Rosinger and…

Penn State researchers lead the way in Water-Energy-Food research in Africa

Sep 3, 2019

Three Penn State researchers — Rachel Brennan, in the College of Engineering, and Mike Jacobson and Brian Thiede, in the College of Agricultural Sciences — recently received $250,000 in University Strategic Plan seed fundingto address global Water-Energy-Food (WEF) challenges. The award, said…

Shorter sleep can lead to dehydration

Nov 6, 2018

Adults who sleep just six hours per night — as opposed to eight — may have a higher chance of being dehydrated, according to a study by Penn State.  These findings suggest that those who don’t feel well after a night of poor sleep may want to consider dehydration — not simply poor sleep — as a…

Black, Hispanics less likely to drink tap water, more likely to buy bottled

Feb 25, 2018

Black and Hispanic U.S. adults are half as likely as whites to drink tap water and more than twice as likely to drink bottled water, according to a recent Penn State analysis. The findings also support past research that indicates that minorities and more vulnerable populations have a higher…