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New Grant Will Help Iowa State University Researchers to Explore Genetics of Stress Resistance in Corn


A $2.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation will help ISU plant scientists build a better understanding of how corn plants deal with stress conditions. The research will focus on a delicate but vital process in plant cells called...
29-Apr-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Clothing Made From Tea Byproduct Could Improve Health of Fashion Industry


The fashion industry generates a lot of waste, which is why a team of Iowa State University researchers developed a new fiber that's 100 percent biodegradable. Researchers are testing the fiber – made from a green tea byproduct – to see if it's...
26-Apr-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Iowa State Engineers Develop Micro-Sized, Liquid-Metal Particles for Heat-Free Soldering


Martin Thuo of Iowa State and the Ames Laboratory has led development of liquid-metal particles that can be used for heat-free soldering and other applications. Thuo has helped launch a startup company to develop and market the technology.
25-Apr-2016 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Paleontologists Find North America’s Oldest Monkey Fossil Along Panama Canal


Aaron Wood, now of Iowa State, found a tiny, black-colored fossil tooth in 2012 when he was a postdoctoral research associate for the Florida Museum of Natural History. It turns out that find was North America's oldest monkey fossil.
21-Apr-2016 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

‘Good Cop’ Parent Not Enough to Buffer Some Harmful Effects of ‘Bad Cop’ Parent


New Iowa State University research shows harsh parenting may increase a child’s risk for poor physical health and obesity as they get older. And attempts by one parent to counterbalance the harsh behavior are not always effective in lessening that...
19-Apr-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Iowa State Physicist Analyzes First Electron Neutrino Data From NOvA Experiment


Iowa State physicists are part of the huge NOvA Neutrino Experiment that just published two papers about the first experimental observations of muon neutrinos changing to electron neutrinos.
13-Apr-2016 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Iowa State University Researcher Helps to Forecast the Chances of Monarch Butterfly Survival


Monarch butterflies in North America may face quasi-extinction in the next 20 years unless something is done to expand their population capacity, according to an Iowa State University researcher. The eastern migratory monarch population declined 84...
29-Mar-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Iowa State’s ATHENA Lab Dedicated to Augmenting, Understanding Human Performance


Iowa State's ATHENA Lab is packed with sensors, tools and equipment -- all to help engineers find ways to augment human performance. That includes developing better ways to train welders, design body armor or place UPC codes on packages.
28-Mar-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Time to Change How News Media Cover Mass Shootings, Says Iowa State Prof


Media attention focused on the shooter in a mass killing sends the wrong message, says an Iowa State University professor. Douglas Gentile says news reports about the killer, weapons and ammunition glamorize the situation and set a “high score”...
4-May-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Brazil’s Impeachment Battle a Sad Day for Democracy, Iowa State Political Scientist Says


19-Apr-2016 2:05 PM EDT

ISU Economist Working to Better Assess the Costs of Climate Change


To effectively combat climate change, an ISU economist says we need to better understand the costs. Ivan Rudik says estimates of the damage from greenhouse gas emissions are highly uncertain. Better assessment will help find effective ways to...
14-Apr-2016 2:05 PM EDT

Understanding ISIS, Middle East Violence and What the Resulting Refugee Crisis Means for the U.S.


There is no justification for the bombings at the Brussels airport and train station, but Michael Christopher Low says it is important to understand the factors motivating this type of violence by the terrorist group ISIS.
30-Mar-2016 9:05 AM EDT

Major Crisis or Event Could Be Deciding Factor on EU Referendum

21-Mar-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Contested Conventions and How 2016 Might Change Future Elections

9-Mar-2016 3:05 PM EST

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

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