Science and Technology

Followers may tune out when municipalities tweet too much

Municipalities don’t need to unleash a tweet storm to keep their citizens informed on the social network. In fact, according to Penn State researchers, municipalities that focus their tweets tend to have higher engagement with the citizens who follow their accounts.

Assessing the binding affinity

In April 2018, Ealy, Yazgi and Abouomar (from left to right) spent a Friday afternoon at the Lehigh Valley campus using fluorescence spectrometry to assess the binding affinity of different molecules to RBP. To measure the fluorescence, they utilized a micro cuvette for the chemicals as part of their wet bench research. Binding of a molecule to the protein occurs when there is no more fluorescence.