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New grant will help scientists advance human immune model in pigs

Scientists at Iowa State University are poised to take a significant step forward in human health by transferring a human immune system into pigs. The research was recently awarded a nearly $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to...
28-May-2020 12:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Patterns in crop data reveal new insight about plants and their environments

A new study unearthed patterns in datasets collected on rice plants across Asia that allowed researchers to develop a matrix to predict the traits of rice plants depending on their genetics and environment. The approach could lead to better...
27-May-2020 11:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Replacing time spent sitting with sleep or light activity may improve your mood

Moving more and sitting less was a challenge for many, even before states started issuing stay-at-home orders. Despite disruptions to our work and exercise routines, new research shows that making subtle changes at home may improve our mental...
19-May-2020 5:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists use light to accelerate supercurrents, access forbidden light, quantum properties

Iowa State's Jigang Wang continues to explore using light waves to accelerate supercurrents to access the unique and potentially useful properties of the quantum world.
19-May-2020 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Grant will help scientists break new ground in gene editing

A new grant from the National Institutes of Health will allow Iowa State University scientists to continue to develop gene editing technologies to model human disease in zebrafish. The research aims to build new tools to determine which genes have...
18-May-2020 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Risk of gaming addiction increases for small, but significant number as teens become adults

Playing video games is not a problem for most teens, but those who develop symptoms of Gaming Disorder are more anxious, aggressive, depressed and shy, according to a new longitudinal study. Those symptoms increase as teens become adults.
13-May-2020 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Engineers demonstrate next-generation solar cells can take the heat, maintain efficiency

Iowa State engineers have developed a next-generation solar cell that takes advantage of the promising elctro-optical properties of perovskite materials.
4-May-2020 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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National center for forensic science wins federal renewal for another five years, $20 million

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has renewed support for the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence, adding five years and up to $20 million of support.
28-Apr-2020 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Supply chain challenges to remain as states start to reopen

A supply chain expert expects some hiccups as states start to reopen and supply chains slowly rebound from the coronavirus pandemic. Scott Grawe says the uncertainty that led to shortages of toilet paper and cleaning supplies at the start of this...
12-May-2020 6:55 AM EDT

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Some good news: Livestock and poultry appear to be safe from COVID-19

19-Mar-2020 4:20 PM EDT

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Will delay in results put an end to Iowa caucuses?

4-Feb-2020 5:05 PM EST

Outcomes published following Iowa State workshop discussing land use, infrastructure issues within Mississippi River watershed

A new network of researchers and community officials is working to find solutions to some of the biggest challenges within the Mississippi River watershed.
30-Jan-2020 3:35 PM EST

No major breakthroughs in Democratic field

21-Jan-2020 6:45 PM EST

Iowa's caucus history

21-Jan-2020 5:20 PM EST

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Cultural heritage expert available to discuss threats against Iranian cultural sites

7-Jan-2020 1:15 PM EST

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Maturity Becomes a Concern as Corn Harvest Approaches

Iowans may notice combines harvesting corn deep into November due to the late start to planting last spring, according to Iowa State University agronomists. Much of the Iowa corn crop remains weeks behind schedule, and farmers will be paying close...
29-Aug-2019 3:30 PM EDT

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