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Study shows demolishing vacant houses can have positive effect on neighbor maintenance

New research out of Iowa State University suggests that demolishing abandoned houses may lead nearby property owners to better maintain their homes.
3-Aug-2020 11:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Engineers developing no-touch, mail-in, fast-scan test for COVID-19, other outbreaks

Engineers are developing a no-touch, mail-in, fast-scan diagnostic sensing system that could be used to quickly test for COVID-19 or other outbreaks. The system would also produce a real-time outbreak map with demographic details.
3-Aug-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Anti-Asian racism during COVID-19 has historical ties in United States

Anti-Asian hate crimes during health crises are unfortunately not new, according to a new academic paper examining the history of this phenomenon. The research team, including an Iowa State University criminal justice researcher, looked at how...
29-Jul-2020 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Engineers find thinner tissues in replacement heart valves create problematic flutter

Iowa State and University of Texas engineers have developed computational models of replacement heart valves to examine the performance of biological tissues built into the valves. They found thinner tissues create problematic flutter.
29-Jul-2020 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Tendency to select targeted retirement fund ending in zero may impact wealth

A "zero bias" or tendency for individuals to select targeted retirement funds ending in zero can affect the amount people contribute to retirement savings and leads to an investment portfolio with an incompatible level of risk, according to new...
27-Jul-2020 6:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers simulate, assess damage to brain cells caused by bubbles during head trauma

Researchers are studying how the collapse of microbubbles within the skull can damage brain cells. Their research could lead to the design of better helmets.
22-Jul-2020 4:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Grant to help scientists, industry and farmers harness biomass and manure to fuel farms

A $10 million federal grant will power a multi-institutional consortium aiming to create new value chains on U.S. farms. The consortium will innovate methods for farmers to make more efficient use of resources with an emphasis on the generation of...
20-Jul-2020 10:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

COVID-19 unemployment rates may be underestimated

New research suggests that reported unemployment rates underestimate actual employment losses due to COVID-19. Furthermore, the study found young adults, people with less education, individuals with lower family income, Hispanics and Blacks are most...
16-Jul-2020 5:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Veterinary expert available to discuss new swine flu strain

30-Jun-2020 6:10 PM EDT

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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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