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Newswise: Study Shows Longer-Term Impact of Weight Loss Surgery on Sexual Function
Released: 20-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
Study Shows Longer-Term Impact of Weight Loss Surgery on Sexual Function
North Dakota State University

A longitudinal study led by Dr. Kristine Steffen, NDSU School of Pharmacy, shows patients undergoing bariatric surgery for obesity found the positive results of such surgery on sexual function may be longer lasting than previously known. The study included more than 2,000 patients at 10 hospitals in six clinical centers in the U.S.

Released: 14-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
Using drones to track honeybees gets ag sector buzzing
University of North Dakota

Australian technology startup Bee Innovative and the University of North Dakota (UND) are partnering to unlock an entirely new market for agricultural drones in the United States.They will track honeybees in real time for precision pollination in Australia, using UND’s global leadership in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

Newswise:Video Embedded test-flights-open-skies-for-commercial-use-of-drones
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Released: 2-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST
Test Flights Open Skies for Commercial Use of Drones
University of North Dakota

The University of North Dakota, along with research partners from Harris Corporation and the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site, achieved a major industry milestone on Dec. 21 with the first-ever test flights over a specially developed UAS network of technologies that opens the skies for broad commercial use of drones.

Newswise: ‘Woz’ Up? UND Partners with Technology-Based Training Leader Started by Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple Computers
Released: 9-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST
‘Woz’ Up? UND Partners with Technology-Based Training Leader Started by Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple Computers
University of North Dakota

As the executive director of the Teaching Transformation & Development Academy and director of extended learning, Krenelka wants UND to serve everyone, from new students to alumni to lifelong learners.

Newswise: SMHS Nets $20.3M Cancer Research Grant
Released: 11-Sep-2018 4:20 PM EDT
SMHS Nets $20.3M Cancer Research Grant
University of North Dakota

A $20.3-million, five-year grant to the University of North Dakota could help counter high cancer rates in North and South Dakota.

Newswise: Pharmacy and Health Partners Announce ONE Rx Program to Help Prevent Opioid Misuse
Released: 17-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Pharmacy and Health Partners Announce ONE Rx Program to Help Prevent Opioid Misuse
North Dakota State University

A new opioid misuse prevention program called ONE Rx was announced by pharmacy and health care partners in North Dakota. This continuing education program for pharmacists at community pharmacies moves opioid misuse and overdose prevention to the initial patient encounter, increasing awareness when patients first fill an opioid prescription.

Newswise: NDSU Research Foundation and OncoThira Announce License Agreement to Develop & Market Compounds Discovered at NDSU for the Treatment of Cancer
Released: 13-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT
NDSU Research Foundation and OncoThira Announce License Agreement to Develop & Market Compounds Discovered at NDSU for the Treatment of Cancer
North Dakota State University

OncoThira will develop and market compounds discovered by NDSU pharmaceutical sciences researcher Steven Qian that take advantage of high COX-2 expression in cancer to down regulate cancer promoting prostaglandins and elevate production of the recently characterized anti-cancer compound 8-HOA

Newswise: Representing with Flying Colors
Released: 17-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT
Representing with Flying Colors
University of North Dakota

Her name is “Evelyn,” and she’ll be screaming across the Texas sky today representing UND on the first leg of the annual 2,400-mile Air Race Classic.

Newswise: Study Shows Promise in Administering Insulin in Pill Form
Released: 28-Jun-2018 4:05 PM EDT
Study Shows Promise in Administering Insulin in Pill Form
North Dakota State University

A study by a team that includes Amrita Banerjee, assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences at North Dakota State University, Fargo, shows promise in administering insulin in pill form. Banerjee is listed as first author in the study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Newswise: NATURE program builds a STEM career pathway for tribal students in North Dakota
Released: 19-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT
NATURE program builds a STEM career pathway for tribal students in North Dakota
ND EPSCoR State Office

NATURE is a North Dakota EPSCoR-sponsored collaboration from the five North Dakota tribal colleges, North Dakota State University, and the University of North Dakota held annually for nearly 20 years. NATURE aims to improve science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education for North Dakota tribal college and middle/high school students.

Newswise: Drilling Down for a Win
Released: 7-May-2018 1:15 PM EDT
Drilling Down for a Win
University of North Dakota

It’s UND kelly green, seven feet tall and it can bore through limestone like butter.

Newswise: NDSU Researchers Develop Improved Production Method to Create Synthetic Silk Fibers
Released: 13-Apr-2018 1:05 PM EDT
NDSU Researchers Develop Improved Production Method to Create Synthetic Silk Fibers
North Dakota State University

Researchers in the pharmaceutical sciences lab of Dr. Amanda Brooks at North Dakota State University, Fargo, have developed a method to improve the production of synthetic silk fibers. The goal is to develop synthetic silk fibers for biomedical and other applications. NDSU researchers developed a 3-D printed silk spinning device that mimics the natural gland structure of spiders.

Newswise: Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Student Wins Three Minute Thesis Competition
Released: 26-Feb-2018 2:00 PM EST
Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Student Wins Three Minute Thesis Competition
North Dakota State University

A pharmaceutical sciences doctoral student studying results of weight-reduction surgery delivered the top presentation at North Dakota State University's Three Minute Thesis Competition hosted by the College of Graduate and Interdisciplinary Studies on Feb 22.

Newswise: Research Suggests Colonoscopy Link to Appendicitis
Released: 26-Jan-2018 10:35 AM EST
Research Suggests Colonoscopy Link to Appendicitis
University of North Dakota

Although the incidence of appendicitis in the United States has been in decline for many years, the condition still affects approximately seven percent of Americans annually.

Released: 16-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST
North Dakota State University Joins Two National Distributed Computing Groups
North Dakota State University

The NDSU Center for Computationally Assisted Science and Technology (CCAST) joins OSG (Open Science Grid) and XSEDE (Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment).

Newswise: American Indian Nursing Documentary Receives Multiple Awards
Released: 10-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST
American Indian Nursing Documentary Receives Multiple Awards
North Dakota State University

A documentary film titled “Essence of Healing: Journey of American Indian Nurses” received the 2017 Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Media Award at the group’s 44th biennial convention in Indianapolis in October and the Best Service Film Award from the 42nd American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco in November.

Newswise: Researchers Examine Fall Prevention Efforts for Seniors
Released: 8-Nov-2017 3:05 PM EST
Researchers Examine Fall Prevention Efforts for Seniors
North Dakota State University

Two NDSU researchers have published a paper giving high marks to a program designed to help aging adults prevent falls.

Released: 31-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Radon on the Radar
University of North Dakota

Researchers have known for decades that exposure to radon may cause lung cancer, and that North Dakota and Iowa have some of the highest radon rates in the country. Could radon potentially cause other cancers? Researchers from the geography department and the School of Medicine & Health Sciences teamed up to explore that possibility. Along with a high incidence of radon, North Dakota also has the highest rate in the nation of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or CLL. No one knows what causes this cancer, which usually is found in people over age 70. It is not curable but is treatable for some patients. Could there be a correlation?

Newswise: NDSU Researcher Receives NIH Grant to Study Repair of Vascular Damage From Diabetes
Released: 28-Sep-2017 3:05 PM EDT
NDSU Researcher Receives NIH Grant to Study Repair of Vascular Damage From Diabetes
North Dakota State University

A North Dakota State University research team led by Dr. Yagna Jarajapu in pharmaceutical sciences has been awarded more than $1.3 million in a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health for research to combat the negative impact of diabetes on blood vessels.

Newswise: It’s All in the Hands: Researchers Find Correlation Between Athletic Ability and Finger Length
Released: 17-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT
It’s All in the Hands: Researchers Find Correlation Between Athletic Ability and Finger Length
University of North Dakota

Researchers at University of North Dakota and Sacred Heart School study the correlation between athletic ability and finger length

Newswise: Millennials View Support, Access to Information as Key to Staying with an Employer
Released: 6-Jul-2017 12:05 PM EDT
Millennials View Support, Access to Information as Key to Staying with an Employer
North Dakota State University

A new study by researchers at NDSU and the National University of Singapore found members of the Millennial Generation may be interested in long-term employment with an organization when employee communication is open, thorough and applicable to their work.

Newswise: On the Offensive Against Opioids
Released: 5-Jul-2017 2:05 PM EDT
On the Offensive Against Opioids
University of North Dakota

UND Clinical Social Worker Thomasine Heitkamp scores $3.8 million grant to combat drug addiction

Newswise: NDSU Assistant Professor Receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award
Released: 14-Jun-2017 12:05 PM EDT
NDSU Assistant Professor Receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award
North Dakota State University

A North Dakota State University assistant professor has received a national award that will bring more than $500,000 to the geosciences department at NDSU and provide research opportunities for students.

Newswise: Student Researchers Prepare Space Satellite for Launch
Released: 8-Jun-2017 3:05 PM EDT
Student Researchers Prepare Space Satellite for Launch
North Dakota State University

NDSU students are putting the finishing touches on a project that soon will be rocketed into space.

Released: 7-Jun-2017 3:05 PM EDT
NDSU Study Examines Perspectives on State's Oil Development
North Dakota State University

The latest round of oil development in North Dakota’s Bakken region has raised a variety of issues and concerns, according to new research led by Devan McGranahan, assistant professor in the School of Natural Resource Sciences.

Newswise:Video Embedded mark-of-excellence
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Released: 12-May-2017 3:05 PM EDT
‘Mark’ of Excellence
University of North Dakota

UND Charles R. Johnson Endowed Professor of Journalism Mark Trahant joins prestigious 2017 class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Newswise: NDSU Graduate Student Nears Landmark Publication Total
Released: 13-Mar-2017 9:00 PM EDT
NDSU Graduate Student Nears Landmark Publication Total
North Dakota State University

North Dakota State University entomology doctoral student Eduardo Faundez is nearing the rare and remarkable milestone of 100 scientific publications.

Newswise: Mega Meteorite
Released: 10-Mar-2017 4:05 PM EST
Mega Meteorite
University of North Dakota

UND Geology Faculty and Students Get Another First-Hand Glimpse of Largest Space Rock Ever Found in State

Newswise: Mega Meteorite
Released: 10-Mar-2017 4:05 PM EST
Mega Meteorite
University of North Dakota

UND Geology Faculty and Students Get Another First-Hand Glimpse of Largest Space Rock Ever Found in State

Newswise: NDSU Student Studying Cancer Treatment Wins Three Minute Thesis Competition
Released: 13-Feb-2017 10:00 AM EST
NDSU Student Studying Cancer Treatment Wins Three Minute Thesis Competition
North Dakota State University

NDSU students have many opportunities to practice skills they will use in their professional lives. The NDSU Graduate School hosted a Three Minute Thesis Competition to challenge graduate students to effectively communicate complex research to a general audience.

Newswise: NIH Funds UND Study of Early Formation of Cancer-Causing Viruses
Released: 30-Jan-2017 11:05 AM EST
NIH Funds UND Study of Early Formation of Cancer-Causing Viruses
University of North Dakota

Barry Milavetz researches epigenetic modifications in infected cells when they’re most easily treatable

Newswise: Leading Infectious Disease NDSU Expert Working to Increase North Dakota’s Immunization Rates
Released: 26-Jan-2017 1:05 PM EST
Leading Infectious Disease NDSU Expert Working to Increase North Dakota’s Immunization Rates
North Dakota State University

NDSU forms collaborative relationships with local organizations to serve the state’s citizens. The NDSU Center for Immunization Research and Education works closely with health care providers to improve the state’s immunization rates.

Newswise: NDSU Scientist Uses Genetics to Identify Wood for High-End Guitars
Released: 22-Dec-2016 4:00 PM EST
NDSU Scientist Uses Genetics to Identify Wood for High-End Guitars
North Dakota State University

NDSU faculty member Jill Hamilton’s research on spruce hybrids has applications for conservation, but it is also being used to identify suitable wood for guitars.

Newswise: Research Experience Gives NDSU Student Confidence, Career Options
Released: 21-Dec-2016 9:00 AM EST
Research Experience Gives NDSU Student Confidence, Career Options
North Dakota State University

A team of North Dakota State University students and faculty are researching ways to use spider silk for medical treatments.

Newswise: New NDSU Research Initiative Aims to Solve Large-Scale Public Health Problems
Released: 20-Dec-2016 3:05 PM EST
New NDSU Research Initiative Aims to Solve Large-Scale Public Health Problems
North Dakota State University

A Population Health Research Initiative is expected to help solve global public health problems by establishing a Public Health doctoral degree program and launching other collaborative programs that combine different fields from six academic colleges.

Newswise: NDSU Researcher Awarded $1.89 Million Grant for Alzheimer’s Study
Released: 6-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST
NDSU Researcher Awarded $1.89 Million Grant for Alzheimer’s Study
North Dakota State University

Jagdish Singh, chair and professor of pharmaceutical sciences at North Dakota State University, is receiving a $1.89 million grant award for his research to develop a nanotechnology-based system that effectively delivers Nerve Growth Factor across the blood brain barrier to treat Alzheimer's disease.

Newswise: Grand Challenge Initiative to Create Center for Cancer Research
Released: 26-Oct-2016 3:05 PM EDT
Grand Challenge Initiative to Create Center for Cancer Research
North Dakota State University

The NDSU Grand Challenge Initiative was developed to solve complex and evolving global issues with collaborative, interdisciplinary research. Kalpana Katti, NDSU Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, leads a group of NDSU’s top researchers in an effort to find a cure for prostate and breast cancer with the start of the Center for Engineered Cancer Test Beds.

Newswise: NDSU Researcher Awarded $3.7 Million Grant for Weight Loss Surgery Study
Released: 11-Oct-2016 10:05 AM EDT
NDSU Researcher Awarded $3.7 Million Grant for Weight Loss Surgery Study
North Dakota State University

Patients who undergo weight loss surgery to combat obesity don’t always lose the pounds they expect or they gain weight back. A team of researchers at seven institutions, including North Dakota State University, Fargo, is working to find out why.

Newswise: NDSU Researchers to Study Hurricane Matthew Evacuation Decision-Making
Released: 7-Oct-2016 4:05 PM EDT
NDSU Researchers to Study Hurricane Matthew Evacuation Decision-Making
North Dakota State University

The researchers want to find out how and why local residents choose to evacuate. They also will study the many variables that can explain the uncertainty in making those decisions.

Released: 30-Sep-2016 4:05 PM EDT
NSF Funds Big Data Project in Digital Agriculture
University of North Dakota

The University of North Dakota, in partnership with Iowa State University, Kansas State University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is leading a multi-institution Digital Agriculture Spoke grant of about $1 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF describes the UND-led project as Digital Agriculture - Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Plant Sciences and Education.

Released: 27-Sep-2016 12:05 PM EDT
Science of 'Sully': Professor Discusses Airplane Landing That Led to the Movie
University of North Dakota

Aerospace professor and Airbus 320 expert discusses the story of an aircraft emergency landing on the Hudson River in 2009, now featured in a top box office motion picture

Released: 27-Sep-2016 11:05 AM EDT
U.S. Children Are Less Fit Than Others Around the World
University of North Dakota

An international research team co-led from the University of North Dakota and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) studied the aerobic fitness levels of children and youth across 50 countries. The results were just published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The U.S. ranked 47 of 50.

Released: 1-Sep-2016 11:30 AM EDT
NDSU Startup Invited to Demo Day at Congress
North Dakota State University

Uniqarta, a startup company at North Dakota State University, has been invited to Washington, D.C., to participate in University Startups Demo Day at Congress on Sept. 20, 2016. The National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) organized the event and selected participants who have been named the “Best University Startups 2016.”

Released: 26-Aug-2016 8:00 AM EDT
NDSU, Sanford Health Select Human Health Research Grant Recipients
North Dakota State University

Three research projects have received $250,000 in seed funding from the Sanford Health NDSU Collaborative Seed Grant program.

Newswise: NDSU Researcher Receives $435,000 NIH Grant for Colon Cancer Research
Released: 16-Aug-2016 2:05 PM EDT
NDSU Researcher Receives $435,000 NIH Grant for Colon Cancer Research
North Dakota State University

Researchers in North Dakota State University’s College of Health Professions have received a $435,000 three-year grant award for colon cancer research that focuses on creating more effective therapies to combat colon cancer and lessen chemotherapy side effects.

Newswise: UND Lauds New Federal Law on Air Traffic Control Hiring Practices
Released: 15-Aug-2016 2:05 PM EDT
UND Lauds New Federal Law on Air Traffic Control Hiring Practices
University of North Dakota

Legislation emphasizes value of degree from a certified aviation training schools, ensures better job opportunities for students

Newswise: NDSU Study Shows Major Flooding Affects Growth of Unborn Babies
Released: 4-Aug-2016 4:15 PM EDT
NDSU Study Shows Major Flooding Affects Growth of Unborn Babies
North Dakota State University

NDSU faculty and students conduct world-class research, searching for answers to important questions. In a recent study, NDSU researchers explored how major floods affect the growth and development of unborn children.


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