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Turtle and Bird Genomes Provide Tantalizing Clues to Dinosaur Genomics

Comparing how the chromosomes of modern-day birds and turtles are structured can help scientists figure out how dinosaur genomes might have looked. An Iowa State University scientist contributed to an international research team that recently...
18-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Iowa State Students Develop Plans for Crowded Cemeteries, a Looming Issue for Communities Across the Nation

An Iowa State University researcher brought his unique work to the classroom, studying the land-use implications of cemeteries and burial. This semester, his students researched and planned various options for the city of Perry, which – like many...
18-May-2018 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Motivation to Move May Start with Being Mindful

A meditation and stress reduction program may be as effective at getting people to move as structured exercise programs, according to a study led by an Iowa State researcher. Jacob Meyer is part of another study that found resistance training...
14-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


From 10-Minute Pitches to a 10-Week Intensive: Meet Three Startups Accepted to CYstarters

After a 10-week intensive accelerator program this summer, a new cohort of Iowa State University student entrepreneurs will come up for air with a plan to move their startup businesses forward. Meet three of the startups that made the cut for this...
10-May-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Iowa State Students Design, Build Children’s Garden at Iowa Women’s Prison

Iowa State University design students worked with incarcerated women and prison staff at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women to design and build a children’s garden, which will encourage positive family visits and healthy relationships.
8-May-2018 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Engineers Studying Nanodefects Suspected of Causing Early Failures of Electrical Materials

Breakdowns in electrical materials can lead to short circuits and blown fuses, robbing the power grid and even cell phones of reliability and efficiency. Iowa State's Xiaoli Tan is working to be the first to see and record how nanoscale defects in...
8-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Iowa State University Student Named Udall Scholar

Zoey Mauck, an Iowa State University senior working toward degrees in landscape architecture and community and regional planning, has been named a 2018 Udall Scholar for her tireless efforts to make communities more bicycle- and...
2-May-2018 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Brain Activity, Reactivity Help Explain Diabetics’ Negative Feelings and Risk for Depression

For millions of Americans who are obese and living with diabetes, feelings of sadness, anger and anxiety are often part of daily life. A new Iowa State University study suggests those negative feelings may stem from problems regulating blood sugar...
7-May-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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


Hurricane Harvey relief supply logistics: ISU prof can share lessons learned from disaster sites

29-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT


Mosquitoes and Ticks: What You Need to Know This Summer

22-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT


Read Outside the Box to Keep Students Learning During Summer Months, Says ISU Professor

A certain amount of learning is lost when children are out of school for the summer. While most children don't want to think about hitting the books, Iowa State's Emily Hayden has some creative suggestions for parents to encourage learning and...
8-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT

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