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Newswise: Uncovering how nature builds with chitin, protein

Article ID: 717938

Uncovering how nature builds with chitin, protein

South Dakota State University

Identifying and characterizing the proteins in the flexible skeletal structure in the trunk of a squid’s body can help scientists construct tissue scaffolds for repairing or replacing damaged cartilage, bones and ligaments.

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23-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Eight species of fungus cause corn root rot

Article ID: 717912

Eight species of fungus cause corn root rot

South Dakota State University

As many as eight species of a common soil fungus can cause root rot in South Dakota cornfields. Identifying the pathogens will help researchers test seed treatments and breeders develop resistant varieties.

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22-Aug-2019 6:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Unraveling Regulation of Cyanobacteria’s Gene Editing Mechanism

Article ID: 717020

Unraveling Regulation of Cyanobacteria’s Gene Editing Mechanism

South Dakota State University

The excising of large segments of base pairs can give cyanobacteria cells the ability to fix nitrogen. Understanding how these genetic mechanisms work may help scientists develop techniques for editing out defective genes that cause disease.

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6-Aug-2019 2:00 PM EDT
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Newswise: New Tool Uses Swine Respiratory Cells to Study Influenza Viruses

Article ID: 716844

New Tool Uses Swine Respiratory Cells to Study Influenza Viruses

South Dakota State University

Scientists can use cell cultures from the tissues of swine nasal passages, tracheas and lungs to study influenza viruses that infect swine and humans. The outcomes are closer to what's happening inside the animal.

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1-Aug-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: National database will enhance public safety during wildfires

Article ID: 716535

National database will enhance public safety during wildfires

South Dakota State University

A national address database with geographical coordinates, known as address point data, can help emergency managers warn and evacuate residents during a wildfire.

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29-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 715978

Developing techniques to repair, construct bridges, roadways

South Dakota State University

South Dakota State University researchers will develop innovative techniques to repair and construct bridges and roadways through a new U.S. Department of Transportation-funded research center.

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17-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: How Electricity Stimulates Healing

Article ID: 715429

How Electricity Stimulates Healing

South Dakota State University

Electrical stimulation helps heal chronic wounds, such as diabetic ulcers and bedsores--and now researchers have a new tool that predicts HOW that cellular migration and alignment happens. It will help standardize and optimize treatment.

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8-Jul-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Expanding Role of RNs to Serve Rural Communities

Article ID: 715027

Expanding Role of RNs to Serve Rural Communities

South Dakota State University

To address the shortage of health-care professionals in rural and underserved areas, nurse-researchers are helping rural clinics more fully utilize registered nurses in primary care and have expanded the South Dakota State University nursing curriculum to better prepare students to do just that.

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26-Jun-2019 4:40 PM EDT
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Newswise: Vitamin D metabolite helps stop drug-resistant cancer

Article ID: 714374

Vitamin D metabolite helps stop drug-resistant cancer

South Dakota State University

The vitamin D metabolite calcitriol and its analog calcipotriol can block one of the mechanisms through which cancer cells gain resistance to chemotherapy drugs—and can selectively kill those drug-resistant cells.

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13-Jun-2019 5:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Internship Leads to Full-Time Job at NREL

Article ID: 713631

Internship Leads to Full-Time Job at NREL

South Dakota State University

An interest in managing energy distribution plus the skills Prateek Munankarmi learned in graduate school led to an NREL internship--and now a full-time job.

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29-May-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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