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Iowa State University Scientist Helps to Reach Back Through Centuries of Cultivation to Track How Corn Adapted to Different Elevations and Environments


An Iowa State University scientist is exploring the adaptations that have allowed corn to be cultivated in a wide range of elevations and environments across the Americas. Comparing corn varieties adapted to low elevations with those adapted to high...
19-Sep-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

More Than Just a Cue, Intrinsic Reward Helps Make Exercise a Habit


Anyone who has tried sticking to an exercise routine knows it isn't easy. But the combination of a conditioned cue and intrinsic reward may be the key to developing an exercise habit, according to a new Iowa State University study.
13-Sep-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Student Journalists Provide More Informative Election Coverage, ISU Analysis Finds


Student journalists provide more informative election coverage than their professional counterparts, according to an analysis by Iowa State University.
7-Sep-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Iowa State Engineers Treat Printed Graphene with Lasers to Enable Paper Electronics, Devices


Iowa State engineers have led development of a laser-treatment process that allows them to use printed graphene for electric circuits and electrodes -- even on paper and other fragile surfaces. The technology could lead to many real-world, low-cost...
1-Sep-2016 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Iowa State Physicists Win W.M. Keck Foundation Grant to Develop Nanoscope


Iowa State's Jigang Wang is leading an effort to develop a new kind of microscope for materials studies called a "nanoscope." The W.M. Keck Foundation of Los Angeles is supporting the project with a three-year, $1.3 million grant.
11-Aug-2016 11:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Iowa State Scientists Develop Quick-Destructing Battery to Power ‘Transient’ Devices


Reza Montazami and his research group have developed a working battery that quickly self-destructs in water. The team's findings were recently published in the Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics.
4-Aug-2016 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Iowa State Study Suggests ‘Use It or Lose It’ to Defend Against Memory Loss


Iowa State University researchers have identified a protein essential for building memories that appears to predict the progression of memory loss and brain atrophy in Alzheimer’s patients. Their findings suggest there is a link between brain...
3-Aug-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Iowa State dietetic interns to work virtually with low-income families to improve nutrition


Iowa State University dietetic interns will provide nutrition coaching and wellness information to low-income families as part of a national health initiative. Interns will connect virtually with their clients using a smarthphone app.
20-Jul-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Presidential Debates Will Pit Policy vs. Reality Show Drama, Says ISU Professor


Ben Crosby can list several reasons why Hillary Clinton should have a clear advantage in the presidential debates. But the associate professor of English and speech communication says Trump is a wild card and his reality show qualities may give him...
19-Sep-2016 8:00 AM EDT

Iowa State University Ag Economy Expert Available for Interviews Regarding Bayer and Monsanto


7-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT

Presidential Victory: Clinton’s Top 5

25-Jul-2016 7:00 AM EDT

Trump Needs to Sell His Image to a Broader Audience, Says Iowa State Rhetoric Prof


20-Jul-2016 12:05 PM EDT

Presidential victory: Trump’s Top 5

18-Jul-2016 9:05 AM EDT

Trump’s V Pick Would Be His First Traditional Move, Says Iowa State Expert


14-Jul-2016 6:05 PM EDT

Decision to Ban Unrealistic Body Images Has Merit, but Presents Challenges


A public health measure and a slippery slope. That's how Iowa State University experts describe the decision by London's mayor to ban ads with "unrealistic body images" from the city's public transit system.
28-Jun-2016 8:00 AM EDT

Signs You’re a Helicopter or Pushy Parent and How to Find Balance


27-Jun-2016 12:05 PM EDT

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