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The Importance of Business Succession for Rural Communities


The vitality of rural economies depends on maintaining existing small businesses, but many businesses don't have a succession plan, said Iowa State University experts. Even though resources are available to assist businesses, several factors can...
19-Jul-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Care for Chronically Ill Children May Suffer When Parents and Doctors Are at Odds


An Iowa State University researcher examines the challenges parents face as advocates for a child with a chronic illness. Katherine Rafferty says if the lines of communication between parents and doctors breakdown, the child’s quality of care is...
12-Jul-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Plant Scientists Explore the Balance Between Growth and Drought Response in Latest Publication


Iowa State University scientists are untangling the complex genetic mechanisms that control growth and stress response in plants. A recently published paper from the researchers identifies a group of proteins that may be of interest to plant...
12-Jul-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Intervention Program Reduces Domestic Violence Recidivism Rates, Iowa State Study Finds


Most states mandate that domestic violence offenders complete some type of batterer intervention program, but the success rates are often quite low. That is why the results of a new method developed by an Iowa State University professor are so...
10-Jul-2017 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Engineers Win Energy Department Grants to Help Develop a Reliable, Resilient Power Grid

Two Iowa State electrical engineers have won Energy Department grants to help improve the country's power grid. The projects' goals include addressing the challenges of adding high levels of intermittent power sources to the grid, mainly wind and...
7-Jul-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Study Links Across U.S. Grids to Move Renewable Energy and Share Capacity

With today’s production of wind energy in the prairie states and solar energy in the desert states, Iowa State University's James McCalley said there’s strong economic motivation to move power to and from the country's primary power grids.
6-Jul-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Look Inside Your Own Pantry or Fridge to Find the Top Culprit of Food Waste


Did you know you throw out about 20 pounds of food every month? Nearly 40 percent of the food produced in the U.S. goes to waste. Iowa State University experts have tips for reducing waste at home, and look at how the food service industry is...
21-Jun-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

$1 Million Grant to Study Whether Prairies Can Help Beehives Keep the Weight on


Iowa State University researchers are studying how prairie may help honey bees build sufficient honey stores to last through lean winters. The research group recently received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to further the...
15-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Mosquitoes and Ticks: What You Need to Know This Summer


22-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT

Read Outside the Box to Keep Students Learning During Summer Months, Says ISU Professor


A certain amount of learning is lost when children are out of school for the summer. While most children don't want to think about hitting the books, Iowa State's Emily Hayden has some creative suggestions for parents to encourage learning and...
8-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT

Corn and Soybean Markets Up Slightly Going Into Planting Season, According to Economist


21-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT

Ag Expert Available to Comment as Farmers Begin Planting for US Growing Season


21-Apr-2017 10:05 AM EDT

ISU Financial Experts: Changes to Credit Reports Will Benefit College Students


Iowa State University financial experts say changes in the way credit scores are calculated will help college students and young adults build credit. They say it's too soon to tell how the changes will impact the economy.
21-Mar-2017 8:00 AM EDT

Unseen Role of the First Lady Is Why the Position Remains Important Today, Says ISU Professor


First ladies are often defined by the causes they champion, but they also play a vital role the public rarely sees, says Stacy Cordery, an expert on first families and a professor of history at Iowa State University. That behind-the-scenes role is...
17-Jan-2017 9:05 AM EST

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

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