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Released: 18-Dec-2019 12:45 PM EST
Cookie doctor makes gingerbread replica of the Kansas State University President's Residence
Kansas State University

Sugar and spice and everything nice: that's what the Kansas State University President's Residence is made of — or at least the miniature gingerbread version. It was designed, baked, constructed and decorated by Rebecca Miller Regan, assistant professor of bakery science, who understands the science behind making gingerbread houses.

Released: 12-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT
K-State Olathe lab testing delta-9 THC, CBD cannabinoids for hemp growers
Kansas State University

Researchers at Kansas State University's Olathe campus are testing Kansas growers' hemp samples for delta-9 THC and CBD levels.

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Released: 6-Sep-2019 5:00 PM EDT
Aw, Shucks: K-State Vet Says Corn on the Cob No Treat for Dogs
Kansas State University

Corn on the cob is a treat that many people enjoy each summer. But a Kansas State University veterinarian says don't share that cob with your dog.

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Released: 25-Jun-2019 8:50 AM EDT
New Transmission Model for Ebola Predicted Latest Uganda Cases
Kansas State University

A new risk assessment model for the transmission of Ebola accurately predicted its spread into the Republic of Uganda, according to the Kansas State University researchers who developed it. They published "Risk assessment of Ebola virus disease spreading in Uganda using a multilayer temporal network" in bioRxiv before the Uganda cases.

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Released: 12-Jun-2019 9:50 AM EDT
Sensory research digs deep to understand why people like potatoes
Kansas State University

Sensory analysis research is uncovering what people like about various potato varieties. The findings will help restaurants and food producers make potato-based foods that better align with consumer expectations and desires.

Newswise: THE HOT ZONE connects with Kansas State University's long history as 'Silicon Valley for biodefense'
Released: 23-May-2019 3:05 PM EDT
THE HOT ZONE connects with Kansas State University's long history as 'Silicon Valley for biodefense'
Kansas State University

Kansas State University and its leaders are again being highlighted for their biodefense efforts.

Newswise: National Geographic's THE HOT ZONE shows biosecurity's importance
Released: 23-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT
National Geographic's THE HOT ZONE shows biosecurity's importance
Kansas State University

Ron Trewyn, Kansas State University NBAF liaison, writes to encourage people to watch THE HOT ZONE, a National Geographic limited series inspired by two Kansas State University veterinarians and leaders and their work during the 1989 Ebola-related outbreak in Virginia.

Newswise: Kansas State University zoonotic disease research fights viruses in the hot zone
Released: 23-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Kansas State University zoonotic disease research fights viruses in the hot zone
Kansas State University

Kansas State University researchers are helping battle most of the nation's top-priority zoonotic diseases.

Newswise: No time to lose: Historic examples of civility may help today's civil discourse, according to new book
Released: 23-Apr-2019 8:05 AM EDT
No time to lose: Historic examples of civility may help today's civil discourse, according to new book
Kansas State University

MANHATTAN, KANSAS — A look at the past may help ordinary people improve civility, according to Kansas State University’s Timothy J. Shaffer, co-editor/author of the book, "A Crisis of Civility?: Political Discourse and Its Discontents" from Routledge. Receiving praise from former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, former senator and Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and former news anchor Katie Couric, the book discusses the status of the nation's civility.

Released: 26-Mar-2019 3:30 PM EDT
Novel Data Sharing Agreement Accelerates Translational Research
Kansas State University

An animal health company is contributing historical clinical data about cats and dogs through a first-of-its-kind data sharing agreement. Information may help "big data" researchers rapidly develop and test therapeutics, drugs and medical technologies for people and companion animals.

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Released: 20-Feb-2019 9:45 AM EST
Teens need frequent communication with parents to maintain youth resiliency after a divorce
Kansas State University

MANHATTAN, KANSAS — Texting, FaceTime and other popular communication methods among teens may help build supportive parent-youth relationships after a divorce, according to a Kansas State University family studies researcher. Mindy Markham, associate professor and associate director for Kansas State University's School of Family Studies and Human Services; Jonathon Beckmeyer at Indiana University; and Jessica Troilo at West Virginia University recently published a study about parent-youth relationships after a divorce in the Journal of Family Issues.

Newswise: Kansas State University awarded grant for juvenile justice initiatives
Released: 25-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST
Kansas State University awarded grant for juvenile justice initiatives
Kansas State University

The Kansas State University Juvenile Justice Collaborative has been awarded $521,805 by the Kansas Department of Corrections and the Kansas Advisory Group to work with local communities in developing support systems for youth and families.

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Released: 23-Jan-2019 10:15 AM EST
Under the sea: Kansas State University geologist explores the depths of the oceans
Kansas State University

A Kansas State University geologist is studying the ocean floor and underwater volcanoes to learn more about the minerals and microbial life in the Pacific Ocean.

Released: 19-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST
New Kansas State University study on low noise and high-performance transistors could bring innovations in electronics, sensing
Kansas State University

A research study on low noise and high-performance transistors led by Suprem Das, Kansas State University assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, has been published by Physical Review Applied.

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Released: 30-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST
Scientists reveal substantial water loss in global landlocked regions
Kansas State University

A new study involving Kansas State University researchers reveals that water storage declines in global landlocked basins has aggravated local water stress and caused potential sea level rise.

Newswise: Battle of the sexes: Kansas State University biologist uses DOD grant to research trauma survival differences between men, women
Released: 15-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST
Battle of the sexes: Kansas State University biologist uses DOD grant to research trauma survival differences between men, women
Kansas State University

A Kansas State University biologist is using a $650,000 U.S. Department of Defense grant to study the differences between men and women and how their hormones affect the ways they respond to medication and surgery after a traumatic event.

Newswise: Green energy: Wind energy agreement will provide savings, 50 percent of electricity needs for Kansas State University Manhattan campus
Released: 12-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST
Green energy: Wind energy agreement will provide savings, 50 percent of electricity needs for Kansas State University Manhattan campus
Kansas State University

Kansas State University has signed an agreement with Westar Energy to provide approximately 50 percent of the energy needs for the university's main Manhattan campus from a wind farm in Nemaha County and save the university nearly $200,000 annually.

Newswise: #KState scientists, Biosecurity Research Institute study #africanswinefever to prevent outbreak in U.S.
Released: 8-Oct-2018 4:40 PM EDT
#KState scientists, Biosecurity Research Institute study #africanswinefever to prevent outbreak in U.S.
Kansas State University

MANHATTAN — African swine fever virus threatens to devastate the swine industry and is positioned to spread throughout Asia. The virus has spread throughout the Caucuses region of Eastern Europe and was reported in China in August. It recently was detected in wild boar in Belgium.Kansas State University researchers and the Biosecurity Research Institute have several projects focused on African swine fever.

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Released: 18-Sep-2018 11:15 AM EDT
Before the Fire: Large-Scale Study Aims to Improve Burning Management of Flint Hills
Kansas State University

Kansas State University researchers are part of a large collaborative project that is using unmanned aircraft to improve the Kansas Flint Hills Smoke Management Plan.

Newswise: Wheat Code Finally Cracked; Wheat Genome Sequence Will Bring Stronger Wheat Varieties to Farmers
Released: 16-Aug-2018 2:55 PM EDT
Wheat Code Finally Cracked; Wheat Genome Sequence Will Bring Stronger Wheat Varieties to Farmers
Kansas State University

Kansas State University scientists, in collaboration with the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium, published today in the international journal Science a detailed description of the complete genome of bread wheat, the world's most widely-cultivated crop.

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Released: 11-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT
A Liberal accent: Kansas State University linguistics team documents language changes in southwest Kansas
Kansas State University

A Kansas State University linguistics team has found that people in southwest Kansas are developing a distinct accent.

Newswise: Researchers Use Emojis to Develop a Modern Face Scale for Product Testing
Released: 8-May-2018 9:05 AM EDT
Researchers Use Emojis to Develop a Modern Face Scale for Product Testing
Kansas State University

A new study finds that emojis are a viable alternative to words when it comes to accurately measuring how kids feel about food, products and other experiences. With that discovery, researchers developed an emoji scale that may help companies better test products in non-Western cultures.

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Released: 30-Apr-2018 10:20 AM EDT
Down to Earth: Kansas State University Researcher Part of $3.9 Million NASA Lava Caves Study
Kansas State University

When lava flows down the slope of a volcano, it can leave behind an extreme environment ideal for unusual microbial life and potential clues to answering the life on Mars question. Kansas State University geology professor Saugata Datta is one of the primary investigators of a new NASA study that will use a robotic vehicle to explore and collect data inside caves at Lava Beds National Monument in Northern California.

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Released: 27-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EDT
From Feed to Fever: Kansas State University Researcher Studies Risk of African Swine Fever in Feed
Kansas State University

A Kansas State University researcher is studying the risk of African swine fever virus in feed and developing ways to prevent the spread of the disease to the U.S.

Newswise: Kansas State University Researchers Make Breakthrough Toward Understanding Glyphosate Resistance in Pigweeds
Released: 12-Mar-2018 6:05 PM EDT
Kansas State University Researchers Make Breakthrough Toward Understanding Glyphosate Resistance in Pigweeds
Kansas State University

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University researchers have discovered how weeds develop resistance to the popular herbicide glyphosate, a finding that could have broad future implications in agriculture and many other industries. Their work is detailed in the March 12 edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Released: 1-Mar-2018 9:05 AM EST
Compound in Red Wine, Chocolate Prevents Smallpox Virus Cousins From Replicating
Kansas State University

The secret to stopping some viruses from making people sick might be hidden in red wine and chocolate — but that doesn't mean having more bonbons and vino is in order, Kansas State University researchers say.

Released: 26-Jan-2018 9:05 AM EST
Development of Human-Animal Health Research Platform Moves Forward
Kansas State University

1Data, a collaborative human and animal health project that will save lives and improve the quality of life for people and animals, is finalizing development of its research database and increasing project staff. The project is about a year ahead of schedule.

Newswise: Couples 'Money Talk' Curriculum Reduces Stress, Increases Happiness, Researcher Says
Released: 20-Dec-2017 8:05 AM EST
Couples 'Money Talk' Curriculum Reduces Stress, Increases Happiness, Researcher Says
Kansas State University

A five-week curriculum to get couples talking about money is increasing couples' happiness and reducing stress, according to a Kansas State University financial planning researcher. Sonya Lutter, associate professor of family studies and human services and certified financial planner, paired up with brightpeak financial to offer a curriculum to get couples talking about money.

Newswise: A $1.8 Million NIH Grant to Help Tiny Gene Regulator Research at Kansas State University
Released: 13-Dec-2017 9:05 AM EST
A $1.8 Million NIH Grant to Help Tiny Gene Regulator Research at Kansas State University
Kansas State University

A teeny, tiny worm and a $1.8 million National Institutes of Health grant may help a Kansas State University researcher understand how the smallest molecules can have big effects on gene expression. Using microscopic worms as a model system, Anna Zinovyeva, assistant professor in the Division of Biology, is researching how small bits of non-coding RNA, called microRNAs, decrease gene activity in animals.

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Released: 29-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST
Kansas State University Research Creates Way to Protect Pigs From PRRS During Reproduction
Kansas State University

The latest work from Raymond "Bob" Rowland, Kansas State University professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology, is helping to eradicate the devastating PRRS virus.

Released: 17-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST
Veterinarian Says the Same Food Safety Rules That Apply to Humans Also Apply to Pets
Kansas State University

Like to give your furry friend tidbits of human food on Thanksgiving? A Kansas State University veterinarian shares several food safety tips on how to keep people and their pets healthy this holiday season.

Newswise: Kansas State University Featured in Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense National Report
Released: 18-Oct-2017 4:00 PM EDT
Kansas State University Featured in Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense National Report
Kansas State University

Kansas State University is featured in several sections of the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense's special bipartisan report released on Wednesday, Oct. 18.

Newswise: Bite on This: Kansas State University Researcher Finds Alligators Eat Sharks
Released: 16-Oct-2017 8:05 AM EDT
Bite on This: Kansas State University Researcher Finds Alligators Eat Sharks
Kansas State University

MANHATTAN, KANSAS — Jaws, beware! Alligators may be coming for you. While the sharks may not actually be as big as the fictional Jaws, James Nifong, postdoctoral researcher with the Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Kansas State University, and Russell Lowers, wildlife biologist with Integrated Mission Support Services at Kennedy Space Center, published a study in Southeastern Naturalist documenting that American alligators on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts are eating small sharks and stingrays.

Newswise: Climate Change Predicted to Reduce Size, Stature of Dominant Midwest Plant, Collaborative Study Finds
Released: 10-Oct-2017 5:05 PM EDT
Climate Change Predicted to Reduce Size, Stature of Dominant Midwest Plant, Collaborative Study Finds
Kansas State University

Kansas State University researchers are involved in a study that found climate change may reduce the growth and stature of big bluestem — a dominant prairie grass and a major forage grass for cattle.

Newswise: Researchers Identify Free-Flowing Aerosol Particles Using Holograms, Lasers
Released: 3-Oct-2017 8:05 AM EDT
Researchers Identify Free-Flowing Aerosol Particles Using Holograms, Lasers
Kansas State University

Holographic images of free-flowing air particles may help climate change and biological weapons watchdogs better monitor the atmosphere, according to a recent Kansas State University study. Principle investigator Matthew Berg, associate professor of physics, said the study, published in Nature's Scientific Reports, is key to understanding the aerosol composition of Earth's atmosphere.

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Released: 26-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT
With Mock Space Capsule, Kansas State University Researchers Partner with NASA to Study Astronaut Fitness
Kansas State University

A Kansas State University kinesiology research team has built a lifesize Orion spacecraft model to study astronaut fitness in spaceflight and during landing.

Released: 30-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT
Food Testing Market Leader Maxxam Opens Lab at K-State Olathe
Kansas State University

Maxxam Analytics has opened its first U.S. food testing lab at K-State Olathe. The lab is ensuring that pet food and pet treats manufactured and sold by its partners are safe.

Newswise: Super Start: How to Prepare Children, Teens for New School Year and Transitions
Released: 15-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT
Super Start: How to Prepare Children, Teens for New School Year and Transitions
Kansas State University

The first several days of school will plant roots for the rest of the academic year, say education professors at Kansas State University.

Newswise: Total Eclipse of the Sun: Kansas State University Expert Offers Tips to Safely View Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse
Released: 11-Aug-2017 9:05 AM EDT
Total Eclipse of the Sun: Kansas State University Expert Offers Tips to Safely View Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse
Kansas State University

Kansas State University physicist Chris Sorensen offers tips to safely watch the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, both inside and outside the path of totality.

Newswise: Relieving Antibiotic Resistance: Researchers Answer Questions About E. Coli, Take Steps Toward New Treatment
Released: 8-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT
Relieving Antibiotic Resistance: Researchers Answer Questions About E. Coli, Take Steps Toward New Treatment
Kansas State University

By understanding the functional differences between proteins expressed by two E. coli strains, researchers at Kansas State University are exploring new opportunities to inhibit their impacts to human health.

Newswise: Study Finds Climate Plays Role in Decline of One of Asia's Most Critical Water Resources
Released: 3-Aug-2017 9:05 AM EDT
Study Finds Climate Plays Role in Decline of One of Asia's Most Critical Water Resources
Kansas State University

Climate variability — rather than the presence of a major dam — is most likely the primary cause for a water supply decline in East Asia's largest floodplain lake system, according to a Kansas State University researcher.

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Released: 2-Aug-2017 8:05 AM EDT
Fish Out of Water: Loss of 350 Miles of Great Plains Streams Causing Changes in Aquatic Food Web
Kansas State University

A decrease in Great Plains streams, fed by decreasing ground water, is changing fish assembles according to research published Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Newswise: Kansas State University Team Receives Nearly $11 Million COBRE Grant to Establish Neuroscience Research Center
Released: 26-Jul-2017 10:05 AM EDT
Kansas State University Team Receives Nearly $11 Million COBRE Grant to Establish Neuroscience Research Center
Kansas State University

The National Institutes of Health is awarding a Kansas State University-led team of psychological sciences researchers with a prestigious five-year, $10.6 million Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence, or COBRE, grant.

Released: 25-Jul-2017 9:05 AM EDT
Kansas State University Researchers Contribute to DUNE, the World's Biggest Neutrino Experiment
Kansas State University

Several Kansas State University scientists are involved in the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, or DUNE, a large international collaboration that is detecting and studying neutrinos to understand dark matter, black holes and the origins of the universe.

Released: 20-Jul-2017 5:05 PM EDT
Essential Oils Can Assist with Livestock Digestion, Study Finds
Kansas State University

Kansas State University researchers have found that essential oils can play a role in livestock health.

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Released: 20-Jul-2017 5:05 PM EDT
Smart Debt: Financial Planner Says Debt Can Be Helpful if Used Carefully
Kansas State University

Household debt has reached an all-time high in the U.S. according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, but a financial planner at Kansas State University said debt isn't always bad.

Newswise: A Tale of Two Fishes: Biologists Find Male, Female Live-Bearing Fish Evolve Differently
Released: 18-Jul-2017 9:05 AM EDT
A Tale of Two Fishes: Biologists Find Male, Female Live-Bearing Fish Evolve Differently
Kansas State University

A Kansas State University study has found that male and female live-bearing fish evolve differently: Female evolution is influenced more strongly by natural selection, while male evolution is influenced more strongly by sexual selection.

Newswise: Kansas State University Researchers Help with Landmark Study of Wild Wheat Ancestor
Released: 7-Jul-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Kansas State University Researchers Help with Landmark Study of Wild Wheat Ancestor
Kansas State University

Kansas State University scientists are part of a breakthrough study in which an international team of researchers has successfully deciphered all 10 billion letters in the genetic code of a wild ancestor of wheat.

Released: 29-Jun-2017 12:05 PM EDT
University Collaboration Set to Spark Breakthroughs in Human, Animal Health
Kansas State University

1Data is a collaborative project that establishes a new standard for analyzing human and animal health information. Researchers will create the next generation of approaches to curing or mitigating human and animal diseases.


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