Iowa State's Nicole Hashemi has used her expertise in microfluidics to lead development of a device that models a human placenta. She and her research team have used the "placenta-on-a-chip" to study transport of caffeine from the mother, across the...
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Tinkers, at heart of student free speech, will mark 50th anniversary of landmark SCOTUS case at Iowa State
In 1965, three Des Moines teenagers wore black armbands to school to protest the Vietnam War. Their suspension led to a 1969 U.S. Supreme Court decision that was a turning point for students’ First Amendment rights. On Feb. 25, siblings Mary Beth...
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Data mining methods that draw on computer science and statistics can bring new clarity for plant scientists trying to design better crop varieties, according to newly published research from an ISU agronomist. The study outlines several data...
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Climate change is accelerating the severity of natural disasters, which will have a direct and indirect effect on violence and aggression, according to a new study. Iowa State researchers have identified three ways climate change will increase the...
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While it’s not surprising that growing counties across the U.S. are increasing total spending as well as capital spending, a new Iowa State University study shows shrinking counties are doing the same. This increased spending puts shrinking...
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Capt. Scott Kelly set the American record for the most consecutive days in space and the longest space mission after returning to Earth from a yearlong mission to the International Space Station. Kelly will deliver the keynote lecture, “The Sky Is...
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Jennifer Leptien translated her lifelong passion for the Beatles into a learning opportunity for Iowa State University students. Each spring, students enroll in Leptien and Jason Chrystal’s one-credit honors seminar for a deep-dive into...
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Crowdsourcing effort aims to unearth new discoveries in “lost” collection at Iowa Lakeside Laboratories
Citizen scientists can contribute to an effort to enter thousands of preserved organism samples from the Iowa Lakeside Laboratory into an easily searchable database. An ISU scientist overseeing the project said there’s no telling what kind of...
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The first week of high school sports practices is a particularly vulnerable time for athletes, says an Iowa State University assistant professor of kinesiology. James Lang says being proactive about hydration, rather than reactive, is important to...
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More women are running for political office motivated by the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. This could lead to a record number of women serving in one state legislature, according to an analysis by the Catt Center for Women and Politics.
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