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Released: 20-Jan-2022 4:30 PM EST
New Regulations in Alaska, South Dakota, Remove Barriers for CRNAs
American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology

The start of the new year often brings with it new state laws and regulations, including two that remove barriers to patient care for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) in Alaska and South Dakota.

Released: 28-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
Clover improves soil quality, feeds biofuels crop
South Dakota State University

Planting Kura clover, a pasture legume, with prairie cordgrass can improve microbial activity in the soil, thus reducing the amount of fertilizer needed to produce the potential biofuels crop.

Released: 25-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
Balancing Power Plant Emissions, Operational Costs
South Dakota State University

Combining emissions modeling with operational cost analyses can help companies select locations for coal-powered electricity plants. That will help reduce the public’s exposure to airborne pollutants while providing customers with the electricity they need.

Released: 21-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
Senior design students develop materials for space station
South Dakota State University

Mechanical engineering students are working with NASA engineers to develop 3D printing materials that one day be used at the International Space Station, as part of the eXploration Systems and Habitation Academic Innovation Challenge.

Released: 12-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
Ora-curcumin formulation on its way to health product market
South Dakota State University

A unique formulation will allow the development of nutraceutical products by increasing the bioavailability of curcumin, a powerful anti-inflammatory, through the start-up company Turmeric Ultra Inc.

Released: 8-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST
New Sensor to Monitor Blood Sugar Through a Breath
South Dakota State University

A simple puff into a handheld device may one day be all it takes for people with diabetes to monitor their blood sugar

Released: 6-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
Community-based programs to improve medication adherence
South Dakota State University

In rural South Dakota where two-thirds of the counties have a health-care professional shortage and the nearest pharmacy might be an hour’s drive away, pharmacists can be key to helping patients ‘take their medicine.”

Released: 5-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST
Free Tickets Available Feb. 8 for the Boe Forum on Public Affairs - Keynotes Are Woodward & Bernstein
Augustana University, South Dakota

Augustana University and the Center for Western Studies announced that free tickets for the Boe Forum on Public Affairs featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein will be available beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 8 at The Boe Forum will be held March 19, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the Elmen Center on the Augustana campus.

Released: 1-Feb-2019 12:30 PM EST
Plant-Pollinator Interactions Improve Oilseed Production, Beehive Health
South Dakota State University

When it comes to producing oilseed, the more honeybees and other pollinators that visit a flowering field of Brassica carinata, the better.

Released: 29-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST
Analysis of client data helps improve weight-loss program
South Dakota State University

By analyzing client data, statisticians are finding patterns that will help Profile by Sanford increase the effectiveness its individualized weight-loss program. What they learn will help more members achieve their goals.

Released: 4-Jan-2019 4:50 PM EST
Determining How Cells Gain Antibiotic Resistance
South Dakota State University

Research using small genome bacterial to study how changes in the genome allow persister cells to gain resistance to antibiotics also helped an undergraduate find her career path.

Released: 3-Jan-2019 8:30 AM EST
51st Annual Dakota Conference Issues Call for Papers and Panels on Health Care and Health Policy
Augustana University, South Dakota

Augustana University’s Center for Western Studies (CWS) has issued a call for paper and panel proposals on the topic of “Health Care and Health Policy in the Northern Plains" as part of the 51st Annual Dakota Conference, which will be held April 26-27, 2019. Presentations by the general public or the health care industry are welcome

Released: 2-Jan-2019 5:05 PM EST
Dietetics major helps improve college wellness programming
South Dakota State University

Analysis of students' insight and suggestions regarding how to encourage their peers to develop healthy lifestyle, including stress management, is helping improve college wellness programming.

Released: 19-Dec-2018 4:05 PM EST
'Sonic Thunder' explores shock waves
South Dakota State University

A sonic boom and a thunderclap may seem like different phenomena, but their behavior is the same--that's one of the approaches used to explain shock waves in "Sonic Thunder."

Released: 14-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST
Cancer Researcher Identifying Ways to Overcome Drug-Resistance
South Dakota State University

Assistant Professor Iram Surtaj will use a new imaging technique to identify drugs that can disrupt overexpression of multidrug resistance protein 1, one of the main mechanisms through which cancer cells gain resistance to chemotherapy drugs.

Released: 10-Dec-2018 4:05 PM EST
Summer undergraduate researcher increases knowledge, confidence
South Dakota State University

“You can learn a lot here in a small amount of time," said Oglala Lakota college student Dillon Nelson of his summer research experience at South Dakota State. That knowledge was both scientific and personal.

Released: 3-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST
New tumor model helps researchers treat pancreatic cancer
South Dakota State University

Patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer face a poor prognosis because the tumor forms dense scar-like tissue that is difficult for chemotherapy drugs to penetrate, but a new model may help researchers develop new therapies.

Released: 27-Nov-2018 3:45 PM EST
Identifying Bacteria to Improve Gut Health
South Dakota State University

An undergraduate researcher is identifying bacteria that can potentially help improve gut health by colonizing the gut mucosal layer and stimulating the immune system.

Released: 14-Nov-2018 7:05 AM EST
Augustana University Offers New Online Master’s Degree in Special Education
Augustana University, South Dakota

The recently approved master's program will offer two areas of specialization in Special Education: K-12 and Early Childhood. In partnership with Learners Edge, the program will formally launch in February 2019 and will be delivered completely online to cohorts of 18 students each.

Released: 1-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EDT
Helping Children Five and Younger Deal with Trauma
South Dakota State University

An increasing number of children under the age of five are experiencing mental and emotional difficulties. Mental health clinicians, Headstart teachers and parents in South Dakota be better prepared to help them through a new collaborative project.

Released: 30-Oct-2018 10:55 AM EDT
Can Influenza D Become a Risk to Humans?
South Dakota State University

Two strains of influenza D have been identified, one affecting cows and the other both cows and pigs, but antibodies have been found in goat, sheep and horses. Researchers are evaluating the likelihood of this stable virus becoming a risk to humans.

Released: 25-Oct-2018 3:50 PM EDT
Identifying, Reducing Flow of Counterfeit Goods
South Dakota State University

Graduate students will gain the skills to help identify and reduce the flow of counterfeit through the NSF Research Traineeship program. This compliments what the South Dakota Center for Security Printing and Anti-Counterfeiting Technology is already doing.

Released: 22-Oct-2018 10:20 AM EDT
'There’s a Lot of Bad Information Out There and People Can Be Really Scared About This Injury.'
Sanford Health

When it comes to concussion management, sports medicine has come a long way. From diagnosis to treatment, care teams like the one at Sanford Health’s concussion clinic are fine-tuning how to best handle this injury.

Released: 15-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT
Prototype Solar Energy, Battery Systems to Fuel Commercialization
South Dakota State University

Designing, building and testing prototype systems that show how renewable energy can power devices, such as a weather and soil sensor station, can help bridge the gap between basic science research and commercialization.

Released: 11-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
Modeling how genes are expressed in specific cell types
South Dakota State University

A computational model that can track how genes are expressed in each cell type within tissue may help scientists unravel how diseases, such as cancer, progress and how they evade treatment.

Released: 9-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT
Making batteries store more energy, last longer
South Dakota State University

A new solid polymer electrolyte may help make cell phone batteries store more energy and last longer.

Released: 8-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Ovarian cancer: Symptoms and why it’s hard to diagnose
Sanford Health

Ovarian cancer is the presence of malignant cells in the ovaries. There are three types: Epithelial, which are cancers that affect the outer surface of the ovary and comprise 90 percent of ovarian cancers. Stromal tumors in cells that produce the hormones. Tumors in germ cells, which produce the eggs.

Released: 4-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT
How to talk to kids about cancer
Sanford Health

Knowing how to talk to kids about cancer when a parent or someone else close to them has been diagnosed is important for children. They often sense something is going on, so it is better to talk and explain what is going on.

Released: 26-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT
Nurse-Researcher Evaluates How Abuse Victims Respond to Bariatric Surgery
South Dakota State University

A unique opportunity to study patients undergoing bariatric surgery is helping health care professionals understand the challenges that those who have experienced physical or sexual abuse face during recovery.

Released: 11-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Developing “Human-Like” Control System
South Dakota State University

To explore extreme environments, machines need to think like humans. Engineers are working to solve fundamental scientific problems to make intelligent control systems possible.

Released: 7-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT
When to Evacuate Residents During a Wildfire
South Dakota State University

Coupling two models, one to predict how fast the fire will travel and another to estimate traffic flow, can help emergency managers determine when to evacuate residents during a wildfire.

Released: 30-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Winter wheat breeding program increases yield potential
South Dakota State University

It’s been a good year for the winter wheat breeding program, with some experimental lines showing up to a 10 percent increase in yield over already released varieties.

Released: 27-Aug-2018 4:05 PM EDT
Seeing What Isn’t There in a Construction Site
South Dakota State University

Through the use of a mixed reality headset, contractors and construction managers can “see” where pipes and ductwork should be positioned. This technology is being tested during the construction of a health care facility.

Released: 15-Aug-2018 4:05 PM EDT
Tribal College Students Experience Research at SDState
South Dakota State University

“Come try it out—this is what we do.” These words from SDState researchers are helping students from Sinte Gleska University in Mission see what’s possible through their research through a two-day BioSystems Networks and Translational Research (BioSNTR) center-sponsored research experience.

Released: 3-Aug-2018 4:05 PM EDT
Develop 3D Printed Material for Space Station
South Dakota State University

A team of mechanical engineering senior design students will collaborate with NASA to develop and test innovative feedstock materials that can be 3D printed in space through X-Hab.

Released: 27-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Taking Oats Beyond the Breakfast Aisle
South Dakota State University

A food scientist will further improve a near-infrared spectrometer calibration as a single platform for determining the quality of oats and develop new products that take oats beyond the breakfast aisle through a new NIFA grant.

Released: 13-Jul-2018 5:05 PM EDT
CubeSat Satellite Data Make Daily Crop Monitoring Possible
South Dakota State University

A smart phone app may soon allow farmers to track the daily progress of crops and monitor plant health using data from conventional and small CubeSat satellites.

Released: 3-Jul-2018 5:05 PM EDT
Providing Access to Health Care in Rural, Underserved Areas
South Dakota State University

Senior nursing students at South Dakota State and practicing registered nurses in the state will be trained to take on expanded roles in primary care delivery and identify opioid use disorders. This will help address access to health care for rural and underserved areas.

Released: 26-Jun-2018 5:05 PM EDT
Computer Modeling Helps Keep Aviation Electronics Cool
South Dakota State University

Testing complex heat sink fin configurations, such as rectangular and hexagonal pins, zigzag and arc plates and short plates, as well as pin-and-plate combinations can be done through computational fluid dynamics modeling.

Released: 22-Jun-2018 4:05 PM EDT
Calculating forest biomass using LiDAR, satellite imagery
South Dakota State University

By integrate remote sensing data from airborne light detection and ranging (LiDAR) and Landsat 8 and Sentinel 2 satellites, doctoral student Pedro Oliveira seeks to more accurately map the height of the Brazilian Amazon forest canopy. That will help scientists better calculate how much carbon is stored there.

Released: 8-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT
Helping high school ag, science teachers integrate research into curriculum
South Dakota State University

High school science and agriculture teachers are gettting Ideas for new curriculum units and the chance to network with university professors and other teachers through iLEARN.

Released: 7-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT
Satellite sensors track spring greenup, fall leaf-off
South Dakota State University

Spring came later this year, but high inter-annual variability is not unusual, according to geospatial scientists who been tracking the growing season since 2000 using environmental satellite data.

Released: 23-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT
Steel Chips Show Promise at Removing E. Coli From Storm Drain Water
South Dakota State University

Contaminants in storm runoff can negatively impact water quality in rivers and streams, but filtering the water through steel chips may remove 85 to 95 percent of the E. coli.

Released: 8-May-2018 5:05 PM EDT
Scholarly Work Helps Nurses Cope with Night Shift, Fatigue
South Dakota State University

Shift work is one of the biggest factors that can drive nurses away from hospitals, but the develop workplace practices that help nurses cope with fatigue can help.

Released: 2-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
Conservation Book Addresses Fragmented Populations, Genetic Isolation
South Dakota State University

"Genetic Management of Fragmented Animal and Plant Populations" examines how management of fragmented plant and animal populations can improve through practical applications of conservation biology.

Released: 27-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT
Preventing Vitamin A Deficiency in Africa with Sweet Potato-Enriched Bread
South Dakota State University

Scientists from Kenya and South Dakota are evaluating the bread’s starch digestibility and nutritional potential to sweet potato-enriched bread to help prevent vitamin A deficiency in Africa.

Released: 11-Apr-2018 11:35 AM EDT
Sanford Research Summit Focuses on Native, Rural Health
Sanford Health

Event brings national researchers together to share information

Released: 3-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT
Some Animal Viruses May Survive in Imported Feed Ingredients
South Dakota State University

Seven of the 11 animal viruses tested can potentially survive the transglobal journey from Asia or Europe to the United States in at least two commonly imported feed ingredients. That means feed biosecurity should be a major priority.

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