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Media Stereotypes Fuel Support for Anti-Muslim Action, New Research Shows


Iowa State researchers found a link between negative media stories about Muslims and support for military action and restrictions against Muslims. The research, published was designed to gauge the influence of media coverage portraying Muslims as...
3-Feb-2016 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Iowa State University Researchers Link ‘Housekeeping’ Gene with Male Infertility


ISU researchers have found evidence that a “housekeeping” gene present in every cell of the body may have a link to male infertility. The results of the study suggest that deficiency of the SMN gene could have different effects in males and...
2-Feb-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

TV a Top Source of Political Information for Caucus-Goers, According to ISU/WHO-HD Poll


Journalists will file countless reports from Iowa in the final days before the caucuses. According to the Iowa State University/WHO-HD Iowa Caucus Poll, voters rely on a variety of these reports for political information with national television...
29-Jan-2016 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Iowa State Engineer Models Heart Valves, Wind Turbines for Better Designs, Performance


Iowa State's Ming-Chen Hsu and his research group are developing computer modeling technologies that help engineers design better machines. The models are being applied to wind turbines, artificial hearts and gas turbines.
26-Jan-2016 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Iowa State/WHO-HD Poll Shows Tight Race as Iowa Caucus-Goers Change Their Minds


Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Ted Cruz lead their respective parties, according to a new Iowa State University/WHO-HD Iowa Caucus Poll. However, there is little room separating them from the next candidate.
26-Jan-2016 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Iowa State Engineers Build Cyber Security Testbed to Help Protect the Power Grid


Iowa State engineers have built the "PowerCyber" testbed to help researchers, industry engineers and students learn to protect the cyber security of the power grid. The end goal is to help create a future electric power grid that is secure and...
25-Jan-2016 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Teaching Privileged Students About Social Justice Necessary for Change, Says ISU Professor


Social justice educational initiatives often focus on giving a voice to students of color and low-income students, but Katy Swalwell, an assistant professor of education at Iowa State University, says such efforts alone may not be enough to bring...
13-Jan-2016 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Parents have more influence than they might realize to prevent substance use


Adolescence is a time when many children may consider experimenting with alcohol or drugs. New Iowa State University research shows parents can reduce that risk by maintaining a healthy and open relationship with their children.
10-Dec-2015 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Outcome of New Hampshire Primary Could Spell Disaster for Republicans


5-Feb-2016 9:05 AM EST

Iowa State University Experts to Discuss 2016 Iowa Caucuses and Issues

The following is a list of Iowa State University experts available to comment on issues and candidates for the 2016 caucuses and presidential election.
6-Jan-2016 8:00 AM EST

Resolving to Exercise More in 2016? Iowa State Experts Can Help You Start and Make It a Habit


Weight loss is often the goal for anyone starting a new exercise routine. It’s a good motivator, but Iowa State University health experts say weight is not the only factor to consider if you want to stick with it and see results.
4-Jan-2016 8:00 AM EST

Implications of Long Range Strike-Bomber Announcement


27-Oct-2015 8:05 PM EDT

Politics Will Prevent Real Economic Reform in China, Says Iowa State University Professor


Recovering from the economic crisis that rippled through the global markets will be long and difficult for China, said Jonathan Hassid, an assistant professor of political science at Iowa State University who studies Chinese news media and symbolic...
1-Sep-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Iowa State Professor Weighs Pros and Cons of Mergers for Business and Consumers


Investment in research and development is dwarfed by the money corporations spend to acquire other firms. And the return on that investment is not always beneficial for business or consumers, said David King, with Iowa State University’s College...
4-Aug-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Iowa State Professor Returns From Cuba with a Sense of Optimism


Rose Caraway recently returned from Cuba after witnessing the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana. It’s a moment the Iowa State University assistant professor of religious studies has hoped for ever since she first traveled to Cuba 12 years ago.
29-Jul-2015 8:00 AM EDT

The Fascination with Selfies and Why Industry Will Follow Disney’s Lead on Selfie Sticks


Technology has fueled the fascination with selfies. Two Iowa State professors talk about the selfie trend and why more entertainment venues will follow Disney's lead to ban selfie sticks.
8-Jul-2015 12:05 PM EDT

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