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New Research Details Genetic Resistance to Sudden Death Syndrome in Soybeans

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Incorporating a combination of genes from the model plant Arabidopsis may build high levels of resistance to sudden death syndrome in soybeans, according to research from an Iowa State University agronomist. A recently published study points to one gene in particular as a likely candidate to bolster resistance.

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Learning Two Languages Does Not Limit Academic Potential for Head Start Students

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Not all dual-language learners are at risk academically. A new Iowa State study found as dual-language learners gained English proficiency, they had significant growth in cognitive and academic development, eventually outperforming students who only spoke English.

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Engineers Developing Data-Driven ‘Factboard’ to Improve Factory Operations

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Iowa State's Guiping Hu is leading a research team developing data-driven, real-time software technology to help improve factory floor operations, including manufacturing processes, logistics, safety and energy management.

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Consumers May Not Recognize Costs, Consequences of Demand for ‘Clean’ Food

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Eating “clean” is all about avoiding foods with additives, preservatives or other chemicals on the label. Two Iowa State University professors are warning of the consequences associated with the clean food movement in terms of food waste, safety and cost.

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$1 Million Grant to Improve Corn Genetics for Organic Production Practices

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A $1 million grant will help ISU researchers advance the genetics of corn varieties intended to be grown in organic settings. The project aims to improve the performance of field and sweet corn varieties in conditions unique to organic production systems.

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Ordinance Reduces Violent Crime Near Late-Night Bars by Making Owners Part of Solution

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An ordinance requiring bar owners to beef up security helped reduce crime at late-night clubs in Little Rock, Arkansas, according to a new study. Iowa State's Kyle Burgason says other cities tackling crime near bars could take similar action with the same results.

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Iowa State Engineers Help Black Sea Countries Fight Cybersecurity Threats

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Iowa State University cybersecurity researchers recently presented two days of demonstrations and case studies to help four Black Sea countries fight off cyberattacks. One of the countries -- Ukraine -- was hit by a 2015 cyberattack that cut power to 230,000.

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Teens Sacrifice Sleep When They Spend More Time on Electronic Devices

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The temptation to respond to social media notifications and text messages is keeping more and more teens awake at night. Teens who spend more than two hours a day on their smartphones get fewer than seven hours of sleep each night, according to a new study.

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You Would Not Ask a Firefighter to Perform Open-Heart Surgery

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The concept of “collective intelligence” states that if a team performs well on one task, it'll repeat that success on other projects, regardless of the work. While it sounds good in theory, it doesn’t work that way in reality, according to an Iowa State University researcher.







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