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Transgenic rice plants could help to neutralize HIV transmission

An international research group, which included an ISU scientist, has proven that three proteins that can help prevent the spread of HIV can be expressed in transgenic rice plants. Using plants as a production platform could provide a cost-effective...
16-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Breaking Down the Barriers of Human-Computer Communication

With more businesses using artificial intelligence to engage with consumers, the industry is working to make those interactions more human-like. An Iowa State researcher is contributing to that effort by improving how machines, such as smartphones...
15-Aug-2018 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Seismologist works to determine the limit of ground accelerations during earthquakes

Iowa State's Igor Beresnev has worked summers and weekends to find the answer to a very old question in seismology. Yes, he says, there is a limit to ground accelerations during an earthquake.
9-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Biomedical Scientist Receives Department of Defense Grant to Study How Metal Exposure Affects Parkinson’s Symptoms

Iowa State University biomedical scientists are examining how exposure to the metals manganese and vanadium may contribute to Parkinson’s disease. The research was supported recently by a nearly $1 million grant from the U.S. Army Medical Research...
9-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Startup businesses find success, plan for future after Iowa State's CYstarters program

CYstarters may have ended, but the work continues for the 15 startup businesses founded by Iowa State University students and recent alumni.
7-Aug-2018 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites


University exhibit encourages Iowans to ‘think outside the square’ at Iowa State Fair

University Marketing partnered with the College of Design for Iowa State’s fair exhibit in the Varied Industries Building: “Think Outside the Square: Design That’s Shaping Iowa’s Future.” The massive pavilion created by design students,...
1-Aug-2018 9:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Scientists Examine Perennial Grass as an Option for Flood-Prone Agricultural Land

Iowa State University researchers have received a grant to study how well the perennial grass miscanthus performs in low-lying areas of agricultural fields that are prone to flooding. The research has the potential to identify more efficient uses of...
31-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Horticulture Researchers Experiment with Integrating Chickens Into Vegetable Production

Iowa State University researchers are exploring how the integration of chickens into vegetable crop rotations may spark environmental and economic benefits for growers. The research involves experiments at the ISU Horticulture Research Station.
26-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hydration Strategy Key as High School Athletes Begin Practice

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...
8-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT

WHO ‘gaming disorder’ classification opens door for treatment

19-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT


Primary to yield record number of women on general election ballot

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.
29-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT

How Are Airplanes Inspected for Safety? Iowa State Experts in Nondestructive Evaluation Have Answers

19-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT


Millennials Will Soon Dethrone Boomers as Largest Voting Bloc

10-Jan-2018 9:05 AM EST


WHO Gaming Addiction Classification an Important Step for Treatment

3-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST


Consumers May Not Recognize Costs, Consequences of Demand for ‘Clean’ Food

Eating “clean” is all about avoiding foods with additives, preservatives or other chemicals on the label. Two Iowa State University professors are warning of the consequences associated with the clean food movement in terms of food waste, safety...
31-Oct-2017 4:10 PM EDT


80th Anniversary of Massacre Time for Remembrance and Recognition of Solidarity

October marks the 80th anniversary of the 1937 Haitian massacre, which killed an estimated 20,000 Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent. Megan Jeanette Myers, an Iowa State asst. prof., says the anniversary is a time for reflection and...
25-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT

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