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Article ID: 694804

Turtle and Bird Genomes Provide Tantalizing Clues to Dinosaur Genomics

Iowa State University

Comparing how the chromosomes of modern-day birds and turtles are structured can help scientists figure out how dinosaur genomes might have looked. An Iowa State University scientist contributed to an international research team that recently published its findings reaching back through 260 million years of genomics.

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Iowa State Students Develop Plans for Crowded Cemeteries, a Looming Issue for Communities Across the Nation

Iowa State University

An Iowa State University researcher brought his unique work to the classroom, studying the land-use implications of cemeteries and burial. This semester, his students researched and planned various options for the city of Perry, which – like many communities across the United States – is facing space constraints in its cemetery.

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18-May-2018 7:00 AM EDT
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Motivation to Move May Start with Being Mindful

Iowa State University

A meditation and stress reduction program may be as effective at getting people to move as structured exercise programs, according to a study led by an Iowa State researcher. Jacob Meyer is part of another study that found resistance training reduces symptoms of depression.

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Article ID: 694339

From 10-Minute Pitches to a 10-Week Intensive: Meet Three Startups Accepted to CYstarters

Iowa State University

After a 10-week intensive accelerator program this summer, a new cohort of Iowa State University student entrepreneurs will come up for air with a plan to move their startup businesses forward. Meet three of the startups that made the cut for this year’s cohort.

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10-May-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694204

Iowa State Students Design, Build Children’s Garden at Iowa Women’s Prison

Iowa State University

Iowa State University design students worked with incarcerated women and prison staff at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women to design and build a children’s garden, which will encourage positive family visits and healthy relationships.

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8-May-2018 11:30 AM EDT
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Engineers Studying Nanodefects Suspected of Causing Early Failures of Electrical Materials

Iowa State University

Breakdowns in electrical materials can lead to short circuits and blown fuses, robbing the power grid and even cell phones of reliability and efficiency. Iowa State's Xiaoli Tan is working to be the first to see and record how nanoscale defects in electrical insulators may evolve into material breakdowns.

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Iowa State University Student Named Udall Scholar

Iowa State University

Zoey Mauck, an Iowa State University senior working toward degrees in landscape architecture and community and regional planning, has been named a 2018 Udall Scholar for her tireless efforts to make communities more bicycle- and pedestrian-accessible through planning, design and community engagement.

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Article ID: 694104

Brain Activity, Reactivity Help Explain Diabetics’ Negative Feelings and Risk for Depression

Iowa State University

For millions of Americans who are obese and living with diabetes, feelings of sadness, anger and anxiety are often part of daily life. A new Iowa State University study suggests those negative feelings may stem from problems regulating blood sugar levels that influence emotional response in the brain.

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Article ID: 693718

Researchers Model How Midwestern Land-Use Changes Affect Carbon Storage Over the Last 165 Years

Iowa State University

Expanded agricultural activity throughout the Midwest since 1850 has reduced the amount of carbon that can be stored in the soil, according to models designed by ISU scientists. However, modern farming practices such as no till can improve carbon sequestration, which could help to slow climate change.

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Iowa State Graduate's Legacy: A Stronger Community

Iowa State University

Malik Burton wasn’t sure college would happen. Four years later, he’s graduating Iowa State University as a campus leader in diversity and inclusion efforts, and a passionate advocate with plans to improve higher education through social justice.

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