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New Study Sheds Light on Function of Sex Chromosomes in Turtles

A new study led by an Iowa State University scientist sheds light on how organisms have evolved to address imbalances in sex chromosomes. The study looks at a species of softshell turtle, but the results could help to illuminate an important...
23-Jul-2021 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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A Wild Hair: Using Hair to Gauge Stress Response in Pigs

Researchers at Iowa State University aim to use hair samples from pigs to identify genetics related to stress response. The effort could help produce pigs that lead less stressful lives and are more productive. And it all starts with a quick...
22-Jul-2021 3:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Studying how microbiome affects immunity could improve vaccine effectiveness

A new grant will help Iowa State University researchers figure out how the microbiome, or all the microorganisms that live inside and on human systems, affects immunity and the effectiveness of vaccines. Not everyone responds to vaccines in...
29-Jun-2021 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Sleep-deprived individuals less forthcoming with information about criminal history

It is common for investigators to interview suspects or witnesses who've had little sleep. While unavoidable in some cases, a new Iowa State University study found sleep disruption or deprivation may limit the amount of information provided during...
28-Jun-2021 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study: Environmental Risks Exacerbated For Vulnerable Populations in Small Towns

A new study of small Iowa towns found that vulnerable populations within those communities face significantly more public health risks than statewide averages.
22-Jun-2021 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Iowa State University and Partners Receive Major National Science Foundation Research Grant to Drive Innovation in Rural Broadband Connectivity

Funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, a consortium of industry partners, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the new regional testbed will focus on wireless research to enable...
22-Jun-2021 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Physicist Wins Early Career Grant To Study Nuclear Physics, Quantum Phenomena

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected Iowa State's Srimoyee Sen for an early career award that will help her study nuclear physics and quantum phenomena. The research could lead to the discovery of new materials that could one day contribute to...
17-Jun-2021 3:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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What will happen to the COVID-19 plexiglass barriers?

Iowa State students, faculty and staff are planning for what will happen to the approximately 500 plexiglass barriers that were erected to protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
8-Jun-2021 10:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cybersecurity expert: "A single individual can cause enormous damage. It’s not fair.”

7-Jun-2021 3:50 PM EDT

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Israel-Hamas ceasefire unlikely to last without change

24-May-2021 7:05 AM EDT

Ag experts available as spring planting approaches

1-Apr-2021 12:35 PM EDT

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Expert available to discuss history of anti-Asian racism linked to health crises in U.S.

17-Mar-2021 2:55 PM EDT

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Engineer studies costs, benefits of connecting U.S. electrical grids

19-Feb-2021 12:35 PM EST

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Engineer studies turbine blade icing/de-icing

19-Feb-2021 11:50 AM EST

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Vaccine experts weigh in on safety, history and possible resistance to the recently approved COVID-19 vaccine

14-Dec-2020 10:45 AM EST

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Stressed supply chains will mean delays for holiday shopping

As people begin their holiday shopping, the concerns about timely delivery dates are real.  The combination of holiday shopping and a global pandemic has some e-commerce experts are predicting a ‘shipageddon’ of delays and chaos this holiday...
25-Nov-2020 10:45 AM EST

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