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Iowa State Researchers Fabricate Microfibers for Single-Cell Studies, Tissue Engineering


Iowa State researchers are using the science of microfluidics -- the study of fluids moving through channels just a millionth of a meter wide -- to design and fabricate microfiber scaffolds that support cell growth and tissue engineering.
6-Oct-2016 12:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Identify New Lead in Search for Parkinson’s Cure


In a paper published in the academic journal Nature Communications, ISU scientists identified a protein that may safeguard neurons from the ravages of Parkinson’s disease.
4-Oct-2016 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Iowa State University Scientists Propose a New Strategy to Accelerate Plant Breeding by Turbocharging Gene Banks


A new study led by an Iowa State University agronomist may help scientists sift through vast amounts of plant seeds stored in gene bank facilities across the globe to identify those useful to plant breeders attempting to produce better varieties.
30-Sep-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Design Piracy a Tough Case Even for Fashion Police


Fashion piracy is a legal quagmire that dates back to the late 19th century. In her new book, Iowa State professor Sara Marcketti explains why consumer demand is a driving force, and why some designers are taking legal action.
3-Oct-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Iowa State, Ames Laboratory Researchers Developing New Steel for Better Electric Motors


Researchers from Iowa State and the Ames Laboratory are leading development of a new kind of steel for the motors in electric vehicles. The new steel would help make the motors smaller, lighter, more powerful and more cost effective.
28-Sep-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Iowa State, Chevron Team Up to Develop Pilot Plant, Advance Biofuel Technology


Iowa State engineers are working with Chevron U.S.A. to develop a pilot plant and study a biorenewables technology called solvent liquefaction. The technology produces a bio-oil that can be processed into fuels or chemicals and a biochar that can...
26-Sep-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Risk and Reward of Financial Sector Reform in the U.S.


The value of risk capital is often overlooked or forgotten in debates about financial sector reform. A finance professor and the dean of Iowa State University's College of Business explain why risk capital is critical for high-risk ventures, and how...
26-Sep-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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Iowa State Experts Available to Comment on 2016 Presidential Election

The countdown is on to Election Day. These Iowa State faculty can provide expert commentary on the 2016 presidential election, and issues ranging from voter behavior to gender issues to campaign rhetoric.
12-Oct-2016 8:00 AM EDT

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

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