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Iowa State University Experts Develop Food Safety Campaign to Keep Older Adults Safe


Iowa State University researchers are targeting leafy greens in an effort to protect older adults from foodborne illnesses. Leafy greens are a common source of contamination and older adults are often most susceptible to severe illness or death.
15-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Iowa State Is First U.S. Student Team to Win International Data Mining Competition

An Iowa State team topped 98 universities from 28 countries to capture first place in the 15th annual Data Mining Cup. It is the first time a U.S. team has won. A leading European data mining company sponsors the intelligent-data analysis...
10-Jul-2014 3:55 PM EDT

Iowa State Landscape Architecture Students Create Decompression Area for Prison Employees


As a follow up to their outdoor classroom project for offenders last summer at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women, ISU landscape architecture students are designing and building an outdoor decompression area for correctional officers and...
8-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Iowa State Engineers Turn LEGO Bricks Into a Scientific Tool to Study Plant Growth


Iowa State University engineers are using LEGO bricks to build controlled environments to study how variations in climate and soil affect plant growth. They say LEGO bricks "are highly convenient and versatile building blocks" for the studies.
26-Jun-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Iowa State Researchers Find Evidence of Growing Polarization in U.S.


Iowa State University researchers developed a technique to determine if election results truly represent the “will of the people.” Their study of ballot data provides new evidence of the growing polarization of U.S. voters.
25-Jun-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Iowa State University Researchers Test Accuracy of Fitness Bands and Find Way to Correct Self-Report Errors


Iowa State University researchers tested eight different fitness bands to determine the accuracy of each model. The activity monitors make it easy for anyone to track their physical activity and calories burned, but researchers found not all devices...
9-Jun-2014 9:55 AM EDT

Iowa State, Ames Lab Researchers Find the Mechanism That Forms Cell-to-Cell Catch Bonds


Strong cell-to-cell bonds are important to heart health and fighting cancer. Iowa State researchers are studying the biophysics responsible for those strong bonds. Their most recent findings have just been published by Nature Communications.
5-Jun-2014 3:30 PM EDT

Iowa State Experts Help Consumers Get Back to Their Roots


Interest in local, sustainable food sources is motivating more people to plant their own gardens each spring or shop their local farmers market. As a result, Iowa State University experts are fielding more questions.
7-May-2014 1:05 PM EDT

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U.S. Focus on Malaysian Airliner Overshadowing Israel-Gaza Situation


18-Jul-2014 1:00 PM EDT

SUPCO Ruling on Executive Power Example of Problems with Antiquated System


26-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT

No Paid Leave for Families Is Shameful


24-Jun-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Why Your Office Should Be Like a Jazz Jam Session


It doesn’t matter where you work – every organization has a culture defined by its rhythm and harmony, much like music. In the day-to-day grind at work, we don’t give much thought to our office culture, but an Iowa State business professor...
10-Jun-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Crime Rate Likely to Increase with Changes to Clemency Rules


23-Apr-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Misconceptions About Energy Drinks Could Have Health Consequences, Says Iowa State Professor


Many popular energy drinks contain five times the caffeine in a cup of coffee, but you won’t find the amount listed on the can. An Iowa State professor says the omission could explain why a CDC study found some young people think energy drinks are...
8-Apr-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Most Americans Won’t Support This Type of ‘Free Speech’


2-Apr-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Bold New Calorie Counts Will Draw Attention to No. 1 Health Problem


28-Feb-2014 12:00 PM EST

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