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Determining How Cells Gain Antibiotic Resistance

Research using small genome bacterial to study how changes in the genome allow persister cells to gain resistance to antibiotics also helped an undergraduate find her career path.
4-Jan-2019 4:50 PM EST Add to Favorites


Dietetics major helps improve college wellness programming

Analysis of students' insight and suggestions regarding how to encourage their peers to develop healthy lifestyle, including stress management, is helping improve college wellness programming.
2-Jan-2019 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


'Sonic Thunder' explores shock waves

A sonic boom and a thunderclap may seem like different phenomena, but their behavior is the same--that's one of the approaches used to explain shock waves in "Sonic Thunder."
19-Dec-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Cancer Researcher Identifying Ways to Overcome Drug-Resistance

Assistant Professor Iram Surtaj will use a new imaging technique to identify drugs that can disrupt overexpression of multidrug resistance protein 1, one of the main mechanisms through which cancer cells gain resistance to chemotherapy drugs.
14-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Summer undergraduate researcher increases knowledge, confidence

“You can learn a lot here in a small amount of time," said Oglala Lakota college student Dillon Nelson of his summer research experience at South Dakota State. That knowledge was both scientific and personal.
10-Dec-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


New tumor model helps researchers treat pancreatic cancer

Patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer face a poor prognosis because the tumor forms dense scar-like tissue that is difficult for chemotherapy drugs to penetrate, but a new model may help researchers develop new therapies.
3-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Identifying Bacteria to Improve Gut Health

An undergraduate researcher is identifying bacteria that can potentially help improve gut health by colonizing the gut mucosal layer and stimulating the immune system.
27-Nov-2018 3:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

Helping Children Five and Younger Deal with Trauma

An increasing number of children under the age of five are experiencing mental and emotional difficulties. Mental health clinicians, Headstart teachers and parents in South Dakota be better prepared to help them through a new collaborative project.
1-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Ramping Corn Production for E15 Blend Using Precision Agriculture

18-Oct-2018 11:55 AM EDT


Helping Sunflower Producers Fight Stem Canker

Fungicides can help prevent the lodging and yield loss that stem canker causes, but timing is crucial. A new disease-forecasting model that predicts stem canker risk can help.
23-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST


Identifying Pathogens That Cause Soybean Stem Canker

Soybean diseases caused by various species of Diaporthe pathogens are on the rise and scientists are identifying the pathogens behind this increase.
2-Nov-2017 6:05 PM EDT


More Bat Sightings Coincide with Fledglings Leaving Nest

An increased number of bat sightings in the fall coincide with young bat being encouraged to leave the nest and fend for themselves.
25-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT


Deny “Red-Carpet” Treatment to Rogue Leaders

8-Aug-2017 6:05 PM EDT


Antarctica Iceberg: Has It Happened Before?

14-Jul-2017 8:05 AM EDT


Keep Your Guard Up Against West Nile Virus, Say South Dakota Scientists

30-Jun-2017 4:05 PM EDT


Turkey Referendum: Parliamentary System Eroded Through Fraudulent Elections

20-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT

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Founded in 1881, South Dakota State University is the state’s Morrill Act land-grant institution as well as its largest, most comprehensive school of higher education. SDSU confers degrees from seven different colleges representing more than 200 majors, minors and specializations. The institution also offers 36 master’s degree programs, 15 Ph.D. and two professional programs.

The work of the university is carried out on a residential campus in Brookings, at sites in Sioux Falls, Pierre and Rapid City, and through Extension offices and Agricultural Experiment Station research sites across the state.


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