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Compounds from soybeans may improve animal health

Antimicrobial compounds that soybean plants produce when threatened by insects, diseases and even drought may help animals stay healthy, thereby reducing the need for antibiotics.
23-Nov-2021 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Curcumin formulation to reduce colon inflammation

A safe, localized treatment for chronic inflammation in the intestinal tract will move one step closer to helping patients reduce their risk of developing colon cancer.
4-Nov-2021 4:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Intensively managing grazing can increase profits, improve environment

By intensively managing grazing, producers can make money converting marginally productive cropland back to grassland, while at the same time reducing agriculture’s impact on the environment.
28-Oct-2021 2:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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NIH grant helps unravel rare inflammatory genetic disorders

Understanding how fully functional LUBAC blocks the cell death pathway can help scientists learn how to treat patients with rare genetic mutations in LUBAC components that impair the enzyme pathway.
13-Oct-2021 6:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cancer uses sugar residue to evade immune cells

A team of South Dakota State University chemistry researchers uncovered how cancer cells utilize a simple sugar residue to disguise themselves from the immune system. What they learned will help scientists develop more effective cancer therapeutics.
12-Oct-2021 12:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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What motivates social media use during Jan. 6 event

Finding out what is motivating social media users during a breaking news event required quick action to get survey on the Jan. event out by Jan. 8.
4-Oct-2021 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Validating Landsat surface products

Scientists working with Landsat satellites used an area in the Research Park at South Dakota State University to take measurements to ensure the accuracy of a new line of U.S. Geological Survey Landsat science products.
27-Sep-2021 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Lunar water delivery idea goes to Phase II

A creative idea to fill canisters with melted ice water and then use a railgun to launch them 2 miles into a net has propelled SDSU's Space Trajectory to Phase II of a NASA design competition.
23-Sep-2021 12:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Training rehabilitation counselors

Counselors who are specially trained to provide adjustment services to people with disability help their clients find gainful employment.
27-Nov-2019 3:40 PM EST

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Maintaining reliability, resilience while integrating renewable energy

Energy generated by solar panels and wind turbines interfaces to the electricity grid using power electronic converters—but how will these converter-based and traditional-based control systems interact to ensure voltage and frequency stability?
20-Nov-2019 1:45 PM EST

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Nurse-researcher to help develop tribal palliative care programs

Delivering palliative care to rural, frontier areas is difficult, but the lack of infrastructure makes developing programs for three Northern Plains Indian tribes even more challenging.
13-Nov-2019 5:00 PM EST

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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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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. SDSU's research expenditures for the 2018 fiscal year were more than $60 million.


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