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Narratives Can Help Science Counter Misinformation on Vaccines

Narratives are a powerful tool that can help explain complex issues, but they can also serve as sources of misinformation, which presents a challenge as public health agencies work to educate people about COVID-19 vaccine.
13-Apr-2021 12:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Pandemic-Related Anxiety Associated with Women Drinking More

In a new study, nearly two-thirds of female participants reported drinking more since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, including increases in daily drinking, drinking earlier in the day, and binge drinking.
7-Apr-2021 12:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Engineers developing COVID-19 tests for mass production, mass distribution

Iowa State engineers are using their expertise in graphene-based biosensors to develop quick, inexpensive and sensitive saliva tests for the virus that causes COVID-19. Federal agencies are supporting the research with the goal of producing tests...
23-Mar-2021 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Report Offers Recommendations to Strengthen U.S. Supply Chain

Shortages of personal protective equipment, dairies pouring milk down the drain and delivery delays of online purchases are examples of how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the supply chain. In response, a new report provides recommendations for...
17-Mar-2021 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Pandemic emphasizes need for digital literacy education

Parents would never give their children the keys to the car without supervised training and driver’s education. An Iowa State University researcher says parents and educators need to take a similar approach before handing children a keyboard to...
11-Mar-2021 12:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Field study shows icing can cost wind turbines up to 80% of power production

Researchers took their studies of wind-turbine icing out of the lab and into the field to learn how ice accumulates on rotating blades. They learned ice on the blades can reduce power production by up to 80%. The field study also validated their...
4-Mar-2021 3:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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New cell line could lead to more reliable vaccine development to fight costly pig virus

The production of autogenous vaccines to fight individual strains of the virus that causes porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome depends on the ability of scientists to isolate the virus, but sometimes that’s a tricky process. A new study...
2-Mar-2021 11:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Metal whispering: Finding a better way to recover precious metals from electronic waste

With a bit of "metal whispering," Iowa State University engineers have developed technology capable of recovering pure and precious metals from the alloys in our old phones and other electrical waste. All it takes is the controlled application of...
1-Mar-2021 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Our Experts on Newswise

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

Impact of gender gap on 2020 election

19-Oct-2020 12:45 PM EDT

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Veterinary expert available to discuss new swine flu strain

30-Jun-2020 6:10 PM EDT

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