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Article ID: 699093

Transgenic rice plants could help to neutralize HIV transmission

Iowa State University

An international research group, which included an ISU scientist, has proven that three proteins that can help prevent the spread of HIV can be expressed in transgenic rice plants. Using plants as a production platform could provide a cost-effective means of producing prophylactics, particularly in the developing world.

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16-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 699069

Breaking Down the Barriers of Human-Computer Communication

Iowa State University

With more businesses using artificial intelligence to engage with consumers, the industry is working to make those interactions more human-like. An Iowa State researcher is contributing to that effort by improving how machines, such as smartphones and computers, understand and generate language.

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Article ID: 698769

Seismologist works to determine the limit of ground accelerations during earthquakes

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Iowa State's Igor Beresnev has worked summers and weekends to find the answer to a very old question in seismology. Yes, he says, there is a limit to ground accelerations during an earthquake.

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9-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698770

Biomedical Scientist Receives Department of Defense Grant to Study How Metal Exposure Affects Parkinson’s Symptoms

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Iowa State University biomedical scientists are examining how exposure to the metals manganese and vanadium may contribute to Parkinson’s disease. The research was supported recently by a nearly $1 million grant from the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity.

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Article ID: 698717

Hydration Strategy Key as High School Athletes Begin Practice

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The first week of high school sports practices is a particularly vulnerable time for athletes, says an Iowa State University assistant professor of kinesiology. James Lang says being proactive about hydration, rather than reactive, is important to keep athletes safe.

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8-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698641

Startup businesses find success, plan for future after Iowa State's CYstarters program

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CYstarters may have ended, but the work continues for the 15 startup businesses founded by Iowa State University students and recent alumni.

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7-Aug-2018 10:15 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698367

University exhibit encourages Iowans to ‘think outside the square’ at Iowa State Fair

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University Marketing partnered with the College of Design for Iowa State’s fair exhibit in the Varied Industries Building: “Think Outside the Square: Design That’s Shaping Iowa’s Future.” The massive pavilion created by design students, faculty and staff features 3,200 3D-printed joints, 400 cardinal and gold LED lights and 400 mirrors.

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1-Aug-2018 9:20 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698323

Scientists Examine Perennial Grass as an Option for Flood-Prone Agricultural Land

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Iowa State University researchers have received a grant to study how well the perennial grass miscanthus performs in low-lying areas of agricultural fields that are prone to flooding. The research has the potential to identify more efficient uses of such land while also providing environmental benefits.

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31-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698087

Horticulture Researchers Experiment with Integrating Chickens Into Vegetable Production

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Iowa State University researchers are exploring how the integration of chickens into vegetable crop rotations may spark environmental and economic benefits for growers. The research involves experiments at the ISU Horticulture Research Station.

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26-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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    26-Jul-2018 10:00 AM EDT

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Iowa State University Will Lead New, National Institute to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance

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Iowa State will lead a national institute to address a global public health concern. The new Institute for Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education builds upon a partnership with the USDA Agricultural Research Service, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska Medical Center, the University of Iowa, Mayo Clinic and many other researchers, educators, clinicians and extension personnel. APLU and AAVMC announced the institute, which stems from a recommendation by a joint task force. The Institute for Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education will be housed at Iowa State and funded by ISU and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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