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Newswise: Prairie AquaTech exporting high-protein feed ingredient
Released: 19-Nov-2020 6:05 PM EST
Prairie AquaTech exporting high-protein feed ingredient
South Dakota State University

A highly digestible fish, shrimp and young terrestrial animal feed ingredient produced from South Dakota soybeans is reaching a worldwide market.

Newswise: Improving indoor ventilation to mitigate COVID-19
Released: 10-Nov-2020 5:10 PM EST
Improving indoor ventilation to mitigate COVID-19
South Dakota State University

Businesses can learn how to be proactive in reducing the spread of COVID-19 by improving indoor ventilation and mitigation strategies through South Dakota State University’s Economic Development Administration Center.

Newswise: Improving genomic analysis website
Released: 4-Nov-2020 12:55 PM EST
Improving genomic analysis website
South Dakota State University

A website used by more than 20,000 scientists to analyze their genomic data is getting an upgrade, thanks to a four-year, nearly $870,000 National Institutes of Health grant.

Newswise: Masks can help block coronavirus-carrying droplets
Released: 2-Nov-2020 11:50 AM EST
Masks can help block coronavirus-carrying droplets
South Dakota State University

Aerosol modeling shows masks can block the inhaled droplet sizes that are most likely to reach key infection site, nasopharynx.

Newswise:Video Embedded new-connection-method-makes-precast-building-repair-fast-cost-effective
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Released: 5-Oct-2020 5:25 PM EDT
New connection method makes precast building repair fast, cost-effective
South Dakota State University

A newly patented method of connecting precast beams and columns will make it possible to quickly repair concrete buildings damaged by earthquakes and hurricanes.

Newswise: Where do certified geographic information systems professionals work?
Released: 29-Sep-2020 2:50 PM EDT
Where do certified geographic information systems professionals work?
South Dakota State University

A study on the characteristics and geographical distribution of those who have obtained GIS professional certification will help students and educators.

Newswise: Putting spin in semiconductor materials
Released: 23-Sep-2020 12:00 PM EDT
Putting spin in semiconductor materials
South Dakota State University

New semiconductor materials that use an electron’s spin to store information can make computers and electronic devices faster, more energy efficient and less expensive.

Newswise: Improving bison health, production
Released: 21-Sep-2020 11:40 AM EDT
Improving bison health, production
South Dakota State University

The Center of Excellence for Bison Studies seeks to improve bison herd health and production and the economic viability of both private and tribal bison producers.

Newswise: Protective coating, interfacial layer to improve lithium-ion battery performance
Released: 14-Sep-2020 1:50 PM EDT
Protective coating, interfacial layer to improve lithium-ion battery performance
South Dakota State University

Researchers are developing new materials to help improve the performance of lithium-ion batteries.

Newswise: Increasing adoption of soil conservation practices
Released: 2-Sep-2020 4:30 PM EDT
Increasing adoption of soil conservation practices
South Dakota State University

Farmers who make soil health a priority are more likely to rotate three or more crops and to graze livestock on cropland, according to a survey of producers in South Dakota, North Dakota and Nebraska.

Newswise: NIH project seeks to improve cancer-fighting therapeutics
Released: 25-Aug-2020 11:05 AM EDT
NIH project seeks to improve cancer-fighting therapeutics
South Dakota State University

Scientists are examining how specialized immune cells called macrophages recognize and destroy target cells and why they sometimes do not.

Newswise: Increasing protein, fiber in steamed bread
Released: 24-Aug-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Increasing protein, fiber in steamed bread
South Dakota State University

Replacing up to 15% of the flour with dried distillers grain, a coproduct of the ethanol industry, can help increase the protein and fiber in steamed bread.

Newswise: Integrating cellulose fibers to asphalt pavement mixtures
Released: 19-Aug-2020 5:50 PM EDT
Integrating cellulose fibers to asphalt pavement mixtures
South Dakota State University

Using a renewable, sustainable ingredient in asphalt pavement will benefit the transportation industry as well as the agricultural and forestry sectors.

Newswise: Examining how coronavirus infects cells
Released: 17-Aug-2020 3:40 PM EDT
Examining how coronavirus infects cells
South Dakota State University

Identifying the genetic mechanisms through which the new coronavirus enters and infects cells can help scientists combat COVID-19—and perhaps other emerging viruses.

Newswise: Testing FLARE system to calibrate satellite sensors
Released: 4-Aug-2020 12:20 PM EDT
Testing FLARE system to calibrate satellite sensors
South Dakota State University

Imaging engineers at South Dakota State University are testing a prototype device that may soon be used to calibrate satellite sensors and conducting research to validate new remote sensing products.

Newswise: New weapon to help fight wheat scab
Released: 29-Jul-2020 11:50 AM EDT
New weapon to help fight wheat scab
South Dakota State University

A near-infrared seed sorter that can quickly identify and remove seeds damaged by Fusarium head blight will help wheat breeders improve scab resistance.

Newswise: Engineering study examines sunflower stem growth
Released: 27-Jul-2020 12:45 PM EDT
Engineering study examines sunflower stem growth
South Dakota State University

Examining the structure of a sunflower stem as it matures can help both the plant scientist and the biomaterials engineer.

Newswise: Aerosol modeling targets sinus inflammation
Released: 21-Jul-2020 12:15 PM EDT
Aerosol modeling targets sinus inflammation
South Dakota State University

New instructions for using nasal sprays may help deliver at least eight times more inflammation-reducing medicine to diseased sinus tissues.

Newswise: Aspirin, flavonoid metabolites may be preventing colorectal cancer
Released: 7-Jul-2020 5:15 PM EDT
Aspirin, flavonoid metabolites may be preventing colorectal cancer
South Dakota State University

Simpler phenolic compounds, known as hydroxybenzoic acids, that result when the gut bacteria break down aspirin and flavonoids from fruits and vegetables may contribute to colorectal cancer prevention.

Newswise: Improving wildfire emissions model
Released: 6-Jul-2020 4:50 PM EDT
Improving wildfire emissions model
South Dakota State University

New satellite instrumentation will help researchers estimate fire emissions every half hour for the United States.

Newswise: Making biodegradable plastics from cellulose
Released: 23-Jun-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Making biodegradable plastics from cellulose
South Dakota State University

A SDSU scientist is using inorganic salts to solubilize cellulose extracted from corn stover and make a flexible, biodegradable film.

Newswise: Using microparticles to eradicate tuberculosis
Released: 22-Jun-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Using microparticles to eradicate tuberculosis
South Dakota State University

Loading microparticles with drugs designed to active the macrophages in which TB bacteria hide may lead to therapeutics that can treat drug-resistant and latent TB.

Newswise: Water Quality Testing Continues During Pandemic
Released: 10-Jun-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Water Quality Testing Continues During Pandemic
South Dakota State University

Senior chemist Beverly Klein tells her experiences doing essential water quality testing during the pandemic--alone.

Newswise: Developing field device to detect PFAS contamination
Released: 3-Jun-2020 2:50 PM EDT
Developing field device to detect PFAS contamination
South Dakota State University

Detecting the presence of harmful manmade chemicals known PFAS in water and samples may soon be possible using a portable field device.

Newswise: South Dakota State play therapy program becomes first APT-approved center in S.D.
Released: 7-May-2020 5:40 PM EDT
South Dakota State play therapy program becomes first APT-approved center in S.D.
South Dakota State University

The Institute for Play Therapy Education at South Dakota State University is the first in the state to become an Association for Play Therapy-approved center.

Newswise: Chemicals from corn may bond durable plastic materials
Released: 4-May-2020 4:30 PM EDT
Chemicals from corn may bond durable plastic materials
South Dakota State University

Bioprocessing engineers formulated star-shaped thermoset resins using chemical from the ethanol fermentation.

Newswise: Using cross-laminated timer on low-volume bridges
Released: 29-Apr-2020 3:25 PM EDT
Using cross-laminated timer on low-volume bridges
South Dakota State University

A South Dakota State University faculty member will be the first person in the U.S. to study the use of cross-laminated timber on a low-volume vehicle bridge.

Newswise: Modeling flow of argon through ProtoDUNE detectors
Released: 28-Apr-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Modeling flow of argon through ProtoDUNE detectors
South Dakota State University

Two South Dakota State University mechanical engineering professors are using CFD modeling to predict how argon circulates within particle detectors to be constructed one mile beneath the earth’s surface.

Newswise: New reusable respirator will trap, kill coronavirus
Released: 20-Apr-2020 2:35 PM EDT
New reusable respirator will trap, kill coronavirus
South Dakota State University

A multi-institutional team of researchers who will be designing and developing a mask with a reusable respirator that captures and kills the novel coronavirus.

Newswise: Research fellowship leads Oglala Lakota alumnus to graduate school
Released: 3-Mar-2020 4:25 PM EST
Research fellowship leads Oglala Lakota alumnus to graduate school
South Dakota State University

A USDA fellowship that took Dillon Nelson, an Oglala Lakota College senior, out of his comfort zone has led him to pursue a doctoral degree in bioinformatics.

Newswise: Diet alone can improve older adults’ health
Released: 27-Feb-2020 12:40 PM EST
Diet alone can improve older adults’ health
South Dakota State University

Adults 65 and older on the DASH diet with a perscribed protein intake not only maintained muscle mass and strength, but also improved their metabolic health.

Newswise: Preventing opioid misuse in the rural America
Released: 6-Feb-2020 12:20 PM EST
Preventing opioid misuse in the rural America
South Dakota State University

Nearly 2,500 adolescents and adults in rural communities across South Dakota are better prepared to prevent opioid misuse through SDSU Extension’s Strengthening the Heartland Program.

Newswise: Factors affecting female bear harvest rates
Released: 29-Jan-2020 5:00 PM EST
Factors affecting female bear harvest rates
South Dakota State University

Examining the factors that affect the number of females being harvested during the bear hunting season will help Pennsylvania wildlife officials manage population.

Newswise:Video Embedded engineering-students-to-build-human-carrying-drone
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Released: 31-Dec-2019 12:25 PM EST
Engineering students to build human-carrying drone
South Dakota State University

Engineering students at South Dakota State University are designing a drone large enough to carry a human for their capstone senior design project through a nearly $80,000 grant from NASA.

Newswise: Helping children birth to 5 with social/emotional, developmental disorders
Released: 4-Dec-2019 12:50 PM EST
Helping children birth to 5 with social/emotional, developmental disorders
South Dakota State University

More than 50 mental health clinicians and 14 Head Start teachers are increasing their ability to help young children experiencing social and emotional difficulties, thanks to training provided through the South Dakota Early Childhood Mental Health Collaborative.

Newswise: Flavonoid metabolite helps prevent colorectal cancer
Released: 2-Dec-2019 11:30 AM EST
Flavonoid metabolite helps prevent colorectal cancer
South Dakota State University

Researchers have found that 2,4,6-trihydroxybenzoic acid, one of the compounds produced when the body metabolizes or breaks down flavonoids, can inhibit cancer cell growth under specific conditions.

Newswise: Training rehabilitation counselors
Released: 27-Nov-2019 3:40 PM EST
Training rehabilitation counselors
South Dakota State University

Counselors who are specially trained to provide adjustment services to people with disability help their clients find gainful employment.

Newswise: Maintaining reliability, resilience while integrating renewable energy
Released: 20-Nov-2019 1:45 PM EST
Maintaining reliability, resilience while integrating renewable energy
South Dakota State University

Energy generated by solar panels and wind turbines interfaces to the electricity grid using power electronic converters—but how will these converter-based and traditional-based control systems interact to ensure voltage and frequency stability?

Newswise: Nurse-researcher to help develop tribal palliative care programs
Released: 13-Nov-2019 5:00 PM EST
Nurse-researcher to help develop tribal palliative care programs
South Dakota State University

Delivering palliative care to rural, frontier areas is difficult, but the lack of infrastructure makes developing programs for three Northern Plains Indian tribes even more challenging.

Newswise: Mass producing parts for cyanide field detector
Released: 7-Nov-2019 12:00 PM EST
Mass producing parts for cyanide field detector
South Dakota State University

Designing the components so a cyanide detector can be mass produced requires expertise in injection molding—and going with a local company has major advantages for researchers.

Newswise: Access to medications to treat opioid addiction changes lives
Released: 31-Oct-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Access to medications to treat opioid addiction changes lives
South Dakota State University

Increasing the number of providers who receive specialized training to provide medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction can help save lives.

Newswise: Improving ecology restoration outcomes
Released: 30-Oct-2019 3:30 PM EDT
Improving ecology restoration outcomes
South Dakota State University

Taking into account the target species, their interactions with existing species and the site’s environmental conditions may increase the success of restoration projects.

Newswise: Using 'green' approach to manage stormwater runoff
Released: 18-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Using 'green' approach to manage stormwater runoff
South Dakota State University

Soil and plants, strategically placed, can help reduce stormwater runoff—and, in the long run, help relieve pressure on the city drainage system. However, engaging city officials and community members is integral to implementing these techniques.

Newswise: Developing engineering identity may be key to student success
Released: 15-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Developing engineering identity may be key to student success
South Dakota State University

Students who identify themselves as engineers early in their educational careers are more likely to complete their college degrees. Developing that engineering identity may help increase student diversity.

Newswise: Fulbright Scholar to Teach Flute in Egypt
Released: 4-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Fulbright Scholar to Teach Flute in Egypt
South Dakota State University

A 11-day fellowship in Israel led flutist Tammy Yonce to apply for a Fulbright Scholarship to teach in Cairo, Egypt this spring. She begins teaching at the Academy of Arts Feb. 1.

Newswise: How do weeds evolve genetically to become invasive?
Released: 1-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT
How do weeds evolve genetically to become invasive?
South Dakota State University

A team of scientists from five universities is using historical plant collections to study the evolution of invasive species through the Consortium of Plant Invasion Genomics.

Newswise: Helping Nitrogen-Fixing Bacteria Beat Their Competitors
Released: 24-Sep-2019 4:30 PM EDT
Helping Nitrogen-Fixing Bacteria Beat Their Competitors
South Dakota State University

Using 2D materials, researchers will study the genetics associated with attachment to give nitrogen-fixing bacteria the advantage in colonizing soybean roots--and reduce the need for chemical fertilizer.

Newswise: How cells recycle proteins
Released: 16-Sep-2019 4:10 AM EDT
How cells recycle proteins
South Dakota State University

A team of scientists will use E. coli cells to help understand how human cells break down excess or unusable proteins into amino acids they can use.

Newswise:Video Embedded percussionist-flutist-record-at-the-tank-for-sonic-arts
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Released: 12-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Percussionist, flutist record at The Tank for Sonic Arts
South Dakota State University

“It’s like playing in the best cathedral in Europe—except it’s this water tank.” That how percussions Aaron Ragsdale describe recording new pieces with flutist Tammy Yonce at the Tank Center for Sonic Arts.

Newswise: Uncovering how nature builds with chitin, protein
Released: 23-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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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