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March 22 2017
Bedbugs beware: New research may beat back bedbug epidemic

A new biopesticide developed by Penn State scientists has the potential to turn the bedbug control market on its ear, thanks to a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem taking root at Penn State that’s helping to push crucial discoveries out of the laboratory and into the marketplace.

March 22 2017
Study demonstrates bed-bug biopesticide could defeat insecticide resistance

A fungal biopesticide that shows promise for the control of bed bugs is highly effective even against bed-bug populations that are insecticide resistant, according to research conducted by scientists at Penn State and North Carolina State universities. The study suggests that Aprehend, a mycoinsecticide developed at Penn State, likely will provide an important new tool for managing bed-bug infestations, which have surged in recent years.

March 15 2017
Penn State Behrend team wins CFA regional challenge

A Penn State Behrend team won the initial round of the CFA Institute Research Challenge, the “investment Olympics” for university students. The team advances to the Americas Regional final, set for April 6-7 in Seattle.

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