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Lower approval rates, higher finance fees evidence of discrimination for same-sex borrowers

Mortgage lenders are less likely to approve loans for same-sex couples, according to a new Iowa State study. Researchers analyzed national mortgage data from 1990 to 2015 and found the the approval rate for same-sex couples was 3 to 8 percent lower.
16-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


New Research Identifies Microbes That May Reduce Allergy-Like Reactions to Some Ripened Cheeses

A small percentage of humans can suffer allergy-like reactions to certain varieties of ripened cheese due to histamine, a byproduct of the prolonged fermentation process. An ISU researcher is studying bacterial strains that could reduce histamine,...
15-Apr-2019 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Astronomers take first, high-resolution look at huge star-forming region of Milky Way

A team of astronomers used a newly commissioned radio telescope in South Korea to make the first high-resolution observations of the molecular clouds within a star-forming region of the Milky Way. The first good look at the region indicated large...
15-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Achieving health goals may depend on how you see yourself

People often visualize themselves pursuing health goals, but how they see themselves could make a difference. New research shows imagining yourself in the third person – or through someone else’s eyes – can derail your pursuit of...
4-Apr-2019 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Research center, Innocence Project, statistics magazine mark anniversary of ‘Strengthening Forensic Science’ report with special issue

The Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence based at Iowa State University and the Innocence Project, a nonprofit legal organization, are working with Significance Magazine to report on the latest in forensics science.
2-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


New grant will allow ISU scientists to study how prairie strips on farms affect soil health over time

A new grant will help Iowa State University researchers find answers to how quickly environmental benefits emerge after the installation of prairie strips among row crops and how long those benefits last after the strips are removed. The project...
1-Apr-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Designing senior living facilities a challenging task due to unique needs

Designing a senior living space is unlike designing any other health care facility due to the unique needs of aging populations. This spring, students in an Iowa State University wellness design studio are working on innovative solutions to design...
1-Apr-2019 9:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Data flows from NASA’s TESS Mission, leads to discovery of Saturn-sized planet

Astronomers who study stars contributed to the analysis of a planet discovered by NASA's new TESS Mission. It's the first planet identified by TESS for which the oscillations -- "starquakes" -- of the planet's host star could be measured.
27-Mar-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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


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

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