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Bird study illustrates the interplay between disease transmission and behavior

A new study that looks at an eye disease in house finches shows how behavior and disease pathology interact to contribute to the spread of a pathogen. The study appears in the academic journal Biology Letters.
22-Nov-2021 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Macrogrid study: Big value in connecting America’s eastern and western power grids

A "macrogrid" that increases the electricity moving between America's Eastern and Western interconnections, two of the biggest power grids on the planet, would more than pay for itself, according to research papers published this summer and fall by...
18-Nov-2021 11:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

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After comparing 17.5 million strategies, researchers validate CDC’s vaccine rollout recommendation

Iowa State University researchers were part of a team evaluating possible strategies the CDC could have recommended last winter for COVID-19 vaccine rollouts.
12-Nov-2021 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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ISU receives national recognition for supporting innovation, entrepreneurship across Iowa

The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities recognized ISU’s ongoing efforts to support small businesses and innovators across Iowa with its 2021 Innovation and Economic Prosperity Place award.
16-Nov-2021 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Art, horticulture team creates North American alternative to Japanese washi

10-Nov-2021 10:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Iowa State students learn disaster response during simulated tornado

After nearly two years of pandemic response, Iowa State University emergency manager Clayton Oliver is bringing his knowledge of and experience in disaster response to ISU students in an honors seminar. The students applied what they have learned in...
9-Nov-2021 9:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Soil study shows why nitrous oxide emissions should factor into climate change mitigation

Poorly drained agricultural soils emit enough of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide that the resulting climate change effects could far exceed the benefits of using the same soils as a means of sequestering carbon, according to a recently published...
3-Nov-2021 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Sitting more linked to increased feelings of depression, anxiety

During the initial COVID-19 outbreak in March 2020, a lot of people suddenly became more sedentary as they adhered to stay-at-home orders or opted to self-isolate. Recently published research found people who continued to spend a higher amount of...
8-Nov-2021 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Iowa State’s Schulte Moore named 2021 MacArthur Fellow

Lisa Schulte Moore, a professor of natural resource ecology and management at Iowa State University, has been named a 2021 MacArthur Fellow for her groundbreaking research as a landscape ecologist building more sustainable and resilient agricultural...
28-Sep-2021 12:05 PM EDT

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Gutowski can address regional climate change in response to international climate change report

6-Aug-2021 11:25 AM EDT

Cybersecurity expert: "A single individual can cause enormous damage. It’s not fair.”

7-Jun-2021 3:50 PM EDT

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Israel-Hamas ceasefire unlikely to last without change

24-May-2021 7:05 AM EDT

Ag experts available as spring planting approaches

1-Apr-2021 12:35 PM EDT

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Expert available to discuss history of anti-Asian racism linked to health crises in U.S.

17-Mar-2021 2:55 PM EDT

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Engineer studies costs, benefits of connecting U.S. electrical grids

19-Feb-2021 12:35 PM EST

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Engineer studies turbine blade icing/de-icing

19-Feb-2021 11:50 AM EST

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