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How cells recycle proteins

A team of scientists will use E. coli cells to help understand how human cells break down excess or unusable proteins into amino acids they can use.
16-Sep-2019 4:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Percussionist, flutist record at The Tank for Sonic Arts

“It’s like playing in the best cathedral in Europe—except it’s this water tank.” That how percussions Aaron Ragsdale describe recording new pieces with flutist Tammy Yonce at the Tank Center for Sonic Arts.
12-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Uncovering how nature builds with chitin, protein

Identifying and characterizing the proteins in the flexible skeletal structure in the trunk of a squid’s body can help scientists construct tissue scaffolds for repairing or replacing damaged cartilage, bones and ligaments.
23-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Eight species of fungus cause corn root rot

As many as eight species of a common soil fungus can cause root rot in South Dakota cornfields. Identifying the pathogens will help researchers test seed treatments and breeders develop resistant varieties.
22-Aug-2019 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Unraveling Regulation of Cyanobacteria’s Gene Editing Mechanism

The excising of large segments of base pairs can give cyanobacteria cells the ability to fix nitrogen. Understanding how these genetic mechanisms work may help scientists develop techniques for editing out defective genes that cause disease.
6-Aug-2019 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Tool Uses Swine Respiratory Cells to Study Influenza Viruses

Scientists can use cell cultures from the tissues of swine nasal passages, tracheas and lungs to study influenza viruses that infect swine and humans. The outcomes are closer to what's happening inside the animal.
1-Aug-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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National database will enhance public safety during wildfires

A national address database with geographical coordinates, known as address point data, can help emergency managers warn and evacuate residents during a wildfire.
29-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Developing techniques to repair, construct bridges, roadways

South Dakota State University researchers will develop innovative techniques to repair and construct bridges and roadways through a new U.S. Department of Transportation-funded research center.
17-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Expanding Role of RNs to Serve Rural Communities

To address the shortage of health-care professionals in rural and underserved areas, nurse-researchers are helping rural clinics more fully utilize registered nurses in primary care and have expanded the South Dakota State University nursing...
26-Jun-2019 4:40 PM EDT

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Ramping Corn Production for E15 Blend Using Precision Agriculture

18-Oct-2018 11:55 AM EDT

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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

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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

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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

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Deny “Red-Carpet” Treatment to Rogue Leaders

8-Aug-2017 6:05 PM EDT

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Antarctica Iceberg: Has It Happened Before?

14-Jul-2017 8:05 AM EDT

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

30-Jun-2017 4:05 PM 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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