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Insulin resistance increases risk for Alzheimer’s disease, new Iowa State study finds

An Iowa State University study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Neurology, found a strong association between insulin resistance and memory function decline, increasing the risk for Alzheimer’s disease.
27-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Iowa State Analysis Reveals Needs for Improvement in Youth Fitness


Iowa State University researchers analyzing data from the NFL PLAY 60 FITNESSGRAM Partnership Project found that fitness levels for children in first through 12th grade sharply declined as students got older.
15-Jul-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Study Finds It’s Not What You Do, but How You Get Yourself to Exercise That Matters


Developing any habit starts with a routine. The trick is making exercise a habit that is hard to break. A new Iowa State University study shows that may be easier to accomplish by focusing on cues that make going to the gym automatic.
9-Jul-2015 8:05 AM EDT

Iowa State Engineers Develop Micro-Tentacles So Tiny Robots Can Handle Delicate Objects


Jaeyoun (Jay) Kim and his research group have developed microrobotic tentacles that can be the hands and fingers of small robots designed to safely handle delicate objects. The engineers describe their micro-tentacles in the journal Scientific...
22-Jun-2015 9:00 AM EDT

Iowa State Researchers Find Little Evidence to Support Skills Gap Claims


A shortage of skilled workers is often why many employers say they struggle to find qualified employees to fill vacancies. However, an Iowa State University economic analysis finds that some of the evidence used to support the skills gap debate is...
10-Jun-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Researchers Discover Surprisingly Wide Variation Across Species in Genetic Systems That Influence Aging


A new Iowa State University study focusing on insulin signaling uncovered surprising genetic diversity across reptiles, birds and mammals. Scientists previously assumed the process remained much the same throughout the animal kingdom, but the new...
27-May-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Iowa State to Be Home to a New, $20 Million National Center for Forensic Science


The National Institute of Standards and Technology just awarded up to $20 million to establish a Forensic Science Center based at Iowa State University. Carnegie Mellon University, the University of California, Irvine and the University of Virginia...
26-May-2015 12:30 PM EDT

Proteins May Slow Memory Loss in People with Alzheimer’s


Certain proteins may slow the devastating memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease, according to a groundbreaking Iowa State University study.
21-May-2015 12:05 PM EDT

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Iowa State Professor Returns From Cuba with a Sense of Optimism


Rose Caraway recently returned from Cuba after witnessing the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana. It’s a moment the Iowa State University assistant professor of religious studies has hoped for ever since she first traveled to Cuba 12 years ago.
29-Jul-2015 8:00 AM EDT

The Fascination with Selfies and Why Industry Will Follow Disney’s Lead on Selfie Sticks


Technology has fueled the fascination with selfies. Two Iowa State professors talk about the selfie trend and why more entertainment venues will follow Disney's lead to ban selfie sticks.
8-Jul-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Impact of Greek Debt Crisis on National Security and Global Community


7-Jul-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Decision to Remove Artificial Ingredients a Challenge, Says Iowa State Professor


Several major food companies plan to remove artificial ingredients from their products within the next few years. It’s a move that will be a challenge for the industry and likely increase costs, says an Iowa State University professor.
24-Jun-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Women’s Political Speeches and Ads Available Through Online Archive


Voters, scholars and students can search thousands of speeches and political ads from Hillary Clinton and more than 300 women candidates that are easily accessible through the Catt Center's Women's Political Communication Archives at Iowa State...
13-Apr-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Detecting Deception Online Is Not So Easy, Says Iowa State Professor


Phishing scams are such a problem that some businesses are sending out fake phishing emails to employees. An Iowa State University professor says the scams work in part because it's harder to detect deception online.
10-Mar-2015 8:00 AM EDT

Iowa State Professor Working to Improve Mental Health Care for Veterans


An Iowa State professor has new perspective as to the challenges veterans face when seeking mental health care. It’s an issue Alicia Carriquiry was aware, but she never fully understood the need until listening to veterans testify about their...
24-Feb-2015 12:00 PM EST

CIA Report to Push Conversation on Ethical and Effective Interrogation Methods

17-Dec-2014 5:00 PM EST

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