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Making sense of a universe of corn genetics

A new study details the latest efforts to predict traits in corn based on genomics and data analytics. The data management technique could help to “turbo charge” the seemingly endless amount of genetic stocks contained in the world’s seed...
23-Nov-2020 2:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Businesses turn to social networks to build relationships during pandemic

Networking with clients over dinner and drinks or out on the golf course is not an option for many companies during the pandemic. A new Iowa State University study illustrates how businesses can still maintain and build those relationships using...
18-Nov-2020 1:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Study: Crop diversification can improve environmental outcomes without sacrificing yields

Diversifying agricultural systems beyond a narrow selection of crops leads to a range of ecosystem improvements while also maintaining or improving yields, according to a new study that analyzed thousands of previously conducted experiments....
10-Nov-2020 10:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Engineers writing the script to restore wind-dominant power grids after blackouts

Iowa now generates more than 40% of its electricity from wind power. But wind-dominant electric grids aren't designed to meet a typical, step-by-step blackout recovery after storms. Iowa State's Hugo Villegas Pico will lead a team that will research...
5-Nov-2020 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Iowa awards $2 million CARES Act grant to universities to study COVID-19 nanovaccine

The state of Iowa has designated $2 million in federal CARES Act funding to support university research and development of a nanovaccine to protect against COVID-19 infections. Researchers at Iowa State University and the University of Iowa will...
3-Nov-2020 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Making health a central part of identity may improve mask compliance, other healthy behaviors

Thinking of health as an essential part of identity encourages healthier behaviors, including adherence to physical distancing and mask guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to newly published research. The results of the study also...
28-Oct-2020 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Diagnosing Parkinson’s disease with skin samples could lead to earlier detection

New research shows a simple skin test can accurately identify Parkinson’s disease, which could lead to earlier detection of the disease and better outcomes for patients. Currently, Parkinson’s disease is diagnosed by clinical signs and symptoms...
20-Oct-2020 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Personalized cancer outreach more effective

An Iowa State researcher helped develop a tool to personalize cancer outreach efforts. The research shows a more personalized approach improves the completion rate of recommended screenings for patients at high risk for liver cancer.
15-Oct-2020 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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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Supply chain challenges to remain as states start to reopen

A supply chain expert expects some hiccups as states start to reopen and supply chains slowly rebound from the coronavirus pandemic. Scott Grawe says the uncertainty that led to shortages of toilet paper and cleaning supplies at the start of this...
12-May-2020 6:55 AM EDT

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Some good news: Livestock and poultry appear to be safe from COVID-19

19-Mar-2020 4:20 PM EDT

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Will delay in results put an end to Iowa caucuses?

4-Feb-2020 5:05 PM EST

Outcomes published following Iowa State workshop discussing land use, infrastructure issues within Mississippi River watershed

A new network of researchers and community officials is working to find solutions to some of the biggest challenges within the Mississippi River watershed.
30-Jan-2020 3:35 PM EST

No major breakthroughs in Democratic field

21-Jan-2020 6:45 PM EST

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