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Plant Biosecurity Course at BRI Combats Wheat Blast

Wheat blast, an emerging disease that threatens worldwide food security, is the focus of a plant biosecurity course at Kansas State University's Biosecurity Research Institute.
22-May-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Vaccines Developed for H5N1, H7N9 Avian Influenza Strains


Researchers have developed vaccines for H5N1 and H7N9, two new strains of avian influenza that can be transmitted from poultry to humans. The strains have led to the culling of millions of commercial chickens and turkeys as well as the death of...
22-May-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Genes May Influence Leadership in the Workplace


A Kansas State University researcher has found that the dopamine transporter gene DAT1 can have both positive and negative effects on leadership in the workplace.
19-May-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Study Finds Those Who Believe in Pure Evil Support More Harsh Criminal Punishments

A psychology study finds that people who believe in pure evil are more likely support sentences such as life in prison without parole and the death penalty for criminals.
14-May-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Moderate Exercise May Make Cancer Treatments More Effective, Kinesiologist Finds


Kansas State University kinesiology research offers encouraging information for cancer patients: A brisk walk or a slow jog on a regular basis may be the key to improved cancer treatments.
4-May-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Patented Compound Kills Various Human Pathogenic Fungi, May Improve Human Health

Kansas State University has received a patent for a simple chemical compound that kills several major fungi that affect human health.
30-Apr-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Economic Instability Could Contribute to Low Fertility Rates, Finds New Research

New research from Kansas State University finds environmental factors like economic downturn and high mortality rates could contribute to changing fertility desires.
29-Apr-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Aquatic Ecologist Says Dams Are Boxing in Fish — Indicators of Environmental Health — Causing Them to Disappear From Kansas


Several species of fish — including the peppered chub and the plains minnow — were found to be severely declining in the Great Plains.
28-Apr-2015 9:05 AM EDT

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Kansas State University UAS Experts Offer Insight on New FAA Initiatives

The Federal Aviation Administration announced two new unmanned aircraft systems initiatives on Wednesday, May 6, at the Unmanned Systems 2015 conference in Atlanta. Two Kansas State University Salina faculty members are attending the conference and...
7-May-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Food Science Expert Explains Why Listeria Is Showing Up More Often in Food Recalls

Listeria has been the reason for 16 recalls in two months, in products not typically associated with the bacteria. A Kansas State University food science expert explains why the foodborne pathogen is appearing in different products.
5-May-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Spring Clean Your Finances with These Tips From a Financial Expert

Wanting to rid yourself of paper bills but don't know what to keep? A Kansas State University financial planner explains what you can toss and why cleaning your financial health is about more than just trashing some documents.
24-Apr-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Communication Scholar Suggests Strategies to Build Language, Listening Skills


This story looks at how a parent can bolster a child's communication skills.
16-Apr-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Simple Tasks Help Protect Your Credit


With mega data breaches coming from entities such as retail stores, insurance providers and restaurant chains, someone could more easily gain access to personal financial information that consumers have legitimately shared with companies. A family...
23-Mar-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Experts Discuss Irish Beef's Availability in U.S. For First Time in 15 Years

Trade and agricultural experts from Kansas State University say this "green beef" could open the door for trade agreements with other countries in the European Union.
17-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Poultry Expert Says Avian Influenza Strain Not Harmful to Humans or Poultry Products

A Kansas State University poultry specialist explains why humans don't need to worry about H5N2 avian influenza getting them sick or contaminating their food.
17-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EDT

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

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