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New Research Details Genetic Resistance to Sudden Death Syndrome in Soybeans


Incorporating a combination of genes from the model plant Arabidopsis may build high levels of resistance to sudden death syndrome in soybeans, according to research from an Iowa State University agronomist. A recently published study points to one...
20-Nov-2017 4:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

Learning Two Languages Does Not Limit Academic Potential for Head Start Students


Not all dual-language learners are at risk academically. A new Iowa State study found as dual-language learners gained English proficiency, they had significant growth in cognitive and academic development, eventually outperforming students who only...
8-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Engineers Developing Data-Driven ‘Factboard’ to Improve Factory Operations


Iowa State's Guiping Hu is leading a research team developing data-driven, real-time software technology to help improve factory floor operations, including manufacturing processes, logistics, safety and energy management.
7-Nov-2017 4:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

$1 Million Grant to Improve Corn Genetics for Organic Production Practices


A $1 million grant will help ISU researchers advance the genetics of corn varieties intended to be grown in organic settings. The project aims to improve the performance of field and sweet corn varieties in conditions unique to organic production...
26-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Ordinance Reduces Violent Crime Near Late-Night Bars by Making Owners Part of Solution


An ordinance requiring bar owners to beef up security helped reduce crime at late-night clubs in Little Rock, Arkansas, according to a new study. Iowa State's Kyle Burgason says other cities tackling crime near bars could take similar action with...
25-Oct-2017 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Iowa State Engineers Help Black Sea Countries Fight Cybersecurity Threats


Iowa State University cybersecurity researchers recently presented two days of demonstrations and case studies to help four Black Sea countries fight off cyberattacks. One of the countries -- Ukraine -- was hit by a 2015 cyberattack that cut power...
25-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Teens Sacrifice Sleep When They Spend More Time on Electronic Devices


The temptation to respond to social media notifications and text messages is keeping more and more teens awake at night. Teens who spend more than two hours a day on their smartphones get fewer than seven hours of sleep each night, according to a...
19-Oct-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

You Would Not Ask a Firefighter to Perform Open-Heart Surgery


The concept of “collective intelligence” states that if a team performs well on one task, it'll repeat that success on other projects, regardless of the work. While it sounds good in theory, it doesn’t work that way in reality, according to an...
17-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Consumers May Not Recognize Costs, Consequences of Demand for ‘Clean’ Food


Eating “clean” is all about avoiding foods with additives, preservatives or other chemicals on the label. Two Iowa State University professors are warning of the consequences associated with the clean food movement in terms of food waste, safety...
31-Oct-2017 4:10 PM EDT

80th Anniversary of Massacre Time for Remembrance and Recognition of Solidarity


October marks the 80th anniversary of the 1937 Haitian massacre, which killed an estimated 20,000 Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent. Megan Jeanette Myers, an Iowa State asst. prof., says the anniversary is a time for reflection and...
25-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT

Hurricane Harvey relief supply logistics: ISU prof can share lessons learned from disaster sites


29-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT

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

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