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Researchers studying slow-release fertilizer to feed crops, improve water quality

A research project looking for ways to add value to biochar may have found an unexpected application for the black powder that's a co-product of thermochemically converting biomass to bio-oil. Biochar could be a slow-release fertilizer that feeds...
17-Jun-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Antioxidant puts up fight, but loses battle against toxic protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease

New research may explain why an antioxidant that protects the brain is associated with deterioration in areas susceptible to Alzheimer’s disease. Superoxide dismutase improves cognition, but its protective benefits weaken when levels of tau...
17-Jun-2019 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Combination of SNAP and WIC improves food security, ISU study finds

Forty million Americans, including 6.5 million children, are food insecure. New research shows the combination of food assistance programs SNAP and WIC compared to SNAP alone increases food security by at least 2 percentage points and potentially as...
12-Jun-2019 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Not all teens turn to social media when they’re lonely

Technology is so pervasive it may seem as if teens spend more time on social networking sites than in real conversations with friends. New research challenges that assumption and finds some teens, especially when they feel lonely, prefer...
4-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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ISU students design proposals for new educational center in Iowa Judicial Building

As the Iowa Judicial Branch Building shifts from physical to digital files, Iowa State University students have designed proposals to turn the soon-to-be-vacant space into an experiential learning center for the public.
3-Jun-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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A new vision for genomics in animal agriculture

Iowa State University animal scientists helped to form a blueprint to guide the next decade of animal genomics research. The recently released document outlines research priorities that will help livestock producers meet the protein needs of a...
29-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Changing the conversation about elective sterilization for women

There are stark differences in the information provided and conversations doctors have with women and men about elective sterilization. Iowa State researchers analyze the influence of gender and how doctors and patients can improve these...
28-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Doctors can estimate patient adherence by simply asking about medication routine

Doctors know patients do not always take their medications as prescribed. To help them stay on track, new Iowa State University research suggests doctors stop asking patients about missed pills and start asking about their routines.
21-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Wet Midwestern spring conforms with climate trends outlined in major 2018 assessment

10-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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The long-term impact of tariffs on supply chain, consumers

Businesses are preparing for the long-term impacts of the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China. Consumers may not recognize the complexity and level of disruption created to points along the supply chain, but they are paying for it. Cost is...
10-Jun-2019 10:00 AM EDT

Engineers Study Failed Levees, Research Potential Solutions

Cassandra Rutherford, an Iowa State geotechnical engineer, has inspected failed levees along Midwestern rivers. And now she's working with other engineers to develop technologies that could improve levee performance.
22-Apr-2019 4:25 PM EDT

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Women’s History Month: A Time to Celebrate Progress, but Recognize Remaining Challenges

27-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST

Diversity is just as important as the number of women running for political office

22-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Midterm election projections, potential fallout

22-Oct-2018 9:05 AM EDT

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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

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