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Iowa State University Researchers Detail What Makes Costly Ruminant Bacteria So Infectious


An Iowa State University veterinary research team has discovered the specific genetic mutations that make Campylobacter jejuni such a virulent strain of bacteria in ruminant animals such as sheep and cattle. The research could lead to a vaccine or...
30-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Gene Mutation Linked to Early Onset of Parkinson’s Disease in Caucasians


A defect in a gene that produces dopamine in the brain appears to accelerate the onset of Parkinson’s disease, according to new research from Iowa State University. The effect is particularly dramatic for young-to-middle-age adults.
28-Nov-2016 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Iowa State University Scientists Explore Environmental Advantages of Horticultural Bioplastics


Bioplastic may offer gardeners a more sustainable alternative to petroleum-based pots and flats, according to Iowa State University research. Although more expensive to manufacture than conventional plastics, bioplastics someday may grow beyond a...
22-Nov-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

ISU Scientist Receives NSF Grant to Study Origins and Functions of Orphan Genes in Corn and Other Crops


An ISU scientist is leading an effort to study orphan genes in crop species. The research, supported by a National Science Foundation grant, could lead to breeding and engineering crop varieties that better meet the nutritional needs of humans and...
15-Nov-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Iowa State Engineers Study Glass in Batteries as a Way to Increase Performance and Safety


Iowa State University's Steve Martin has researched battery materials for 30-plus years. He has a new grant that will allow him to expand his fundamental materials studies into research and development of new, all-solid-state technology for actual...
14-Nov-2016 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Iowa State Physicists Help Demonstrate Existence of New Subatomic Structure


Iowa State University researchers have helped demonstrate the existence of a tetraneutron, a subatomic structure once thought unlikely to exist.
3-Nov-2016 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Competence Matters More Than Gender for Women Running for Office


This election has shattered some gender barriers, while at the same time reinforced certain stereotypes that still exist for women. A new Iowa State University study found that gender plays a significant role in how much voters care about a...
1-Nov-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Iowa State Engineer Developing Tools, Technologies to Make a Better, Smarter Power Grid


Iowa State's Zhaoyu Wang is working on four projects that will help develop a better, smarter power grid.
26-Oct-2016 5:00 PM 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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