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Beetroot Beneficial for Athletes and Heart Failure Patients, Research Finds

Researchers find the nitrate in beetroot targets fast-twitch muscles, increasing the blood flow to muscles that receive less oxygen. This can increase high-intensity athletic performance and improve quality of life of heart failure patients.
23-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Partnership with National Laboratory Brings Latest Diagnostic Tests to University


A Kansas State University veterinary medicine team is partnering with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to bring the latest diagnostic tools to the university and provide opportunities for students.
20-Oct-2014 10:50 AM EDT

Forest Service Says Buy Local Firewood to Prevent Spread of Invasive Beetle

An invasive beetle has spread to 22 states and could kill millions of Ash trees. A forest health specialist from the Kansas Forest Service encourages the use of local firewood to prevent the spread of Emerald Ash Borer.
15-Oct-2014 9:40 AM EDT

Protein Found in Insect Blood That Helps Power Pests' Immune Responses

By studying a protein called beta-1,3-glucan recognition protein in the blood of a caterpillar, researchers have found a genetic mechanism that may help trigger an insect's immune system into killing pathogens in the insect's blood.
14-Oct-2014 9:30 AM EDT

Kinesiology Researcher Finds Dads — Not Just Moms — Battle Balancing Work, Family, Exercise

A study by a Kansas State University kinesiology researcher finds fathers experience the same exercise barriers as mothers: family responsibilities, guilt, lack of support, lack of time, scheduling constraints and work.
9-Oct-2014 9:35 AM EDT

Tick-Borne Disease Research Aims to Develop New Vaccines


A Kansas State University researcher has received a four-year $1.8 million National Institutes of Health grant to continue studying the tick-borne bacterium Ehrlichia chaffeensis.
8-Oct-2014 11:45 AM EDT

University's School of Music, Theatre, and Dance Named All-Steinway School

A generous donation has helped the Kansas State University School of Music, Theatre, and Dance to be named an All-Steinway School.
6-Oct-2014 9:40 AM EDT

Water Research Tackles Growing Grassland Threat: Trees


Two Kansas State University biologists are studying streams to prevent tallgrass prairies from turning into shrublands and forests.
25-Sep-2014 10:05 AM EDT

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Veterinarian Cautions Against Using Unnecessary Over-the-Counter Drugs

A Kansas State University veterinarian cautions pet owners against using over-the-counter antibiotics to treat tear stains, which are often only a cosmetic issue.
22-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Renewing Health Insurance Should Take More Than 15 Minutes, Specialist Says

Renewing health insurance is more complicated than simply choosing the same plan year after year because plans change annually, a Kansas State University community health specialist says.
16-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Veterinary Pharmacologist Warns That Eggs From Backyard Chickens May Pose Consumption Problems


A pharmacologist warns that if you are raising chickens in your backyard, don't consume their eggs if the animals have been taking medication.
16-Sep-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Number of People Susceptible to Painful Mosquito-Borne Virus Increasing, Says Leading Researcher


Kansas State University leading researcher in chikungunya virus says many more people are at risk of getting infected now that mosquitoes in the U.S. are carrying the virus.
23-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Culinary Historian Says Americans Have Long Celebrated Fourth of July with Food

Food and the Fourth of July have long been an American tradition, according to Jane Marshall, a culinary historian and food writing instructor at Kansas State University.
2-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT

#KState Political Science Expert Can Talk About Middle East Unrest

20-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Start Mosquito Protection Methods Now, Says a Kansas State University Veterinarian

Kansas State University veterinarian advises to start mosquito prevention methods now in order to protect yourself and your horse from West Nile virus during the heavy infection season in mid to late summer.
19-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Food Safety Specialist Says Food Poisoning Cases Underreported

A Kansas State University food safety specialist says there are distinct symptoms for food poisoning and reporting it to your doctor is an important step in improving food safety.
18-Jun-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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