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Midlife Depression May Stem From Tension with Mothers and Siblings


Relationships with our mothers and siblings continue to have an effect on our well-being, particularly at midlife. A new study led by an Iowa State University researcher found that tension with our mothers and siblings is associated with symptoms of...
20-Sep-2017 9:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Team PrISUm Steps Up to World Stage, Prepares to Race Across Australian Outback


Team PrISUm is preparing to take its "Solar Utility Vehicle" on a 1,900-mile race across the Outback of Australia. The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is Oct. 8-15. Iowa State's student-engineers think they've built a car that can comfortably make...
15-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Iowa State University Receives $50 Million Commitment to Name College of Business


Iowa State University announced a historic commitment of $50 million to the College of Business from Debbie and Jerry Ivy of Los Altos Hills, California. In recognition of the couple’s generosity, the college will be renamed the Debbie and Jerry...
11-Sep-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Iowa State Physicists Contribute to Higgs Boson Analysis, Understanding


Iowa State physicists have been part of the search for evidence the Higgs boson, as predicted, most often decays into two bottom quarks. It has been a challenge -- billions of the quarks are produced in the Large Hadron Collider and most aren't tied...
7-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Center for Biorenewable Chemicals Introduces Idea for New Molecules, Innovation, Value


Leaders of the Center for Biorenewable Chemicals are proposing a new model for creating, applying and commercializing chemicals made from biomass. The model calls for identifying “bioprivileged molecules” that offer unique properties.
31-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Time to Expand Foreign Language Opportunities, Says Iowa State Professor


Learning a foreign language is vital in today’s global economy. That’s why Iowa State professor Chad Gasta is a strong advocate for expanding language opportunities, specifically dual-language immersion programs.
31-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Biomedical Researcher Conducts Promising Trial of Potential Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy


A study led by a biomedical researcher at Iowa State University found that a potential treatment for spinal muscular atrophy, a leading genetic cause of infant mortality, shows promise in animal models.
24-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Viruses and Aphids That Help Crops? Scientists Think It May Be Possible


Iowa State University scientists are contributing to a multi-institutional effort to help corn stand up to stress brought on by drought and disease by using viruses and aphids to activate desirable traits. It’s speculative research that could...
17-Aug-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

Corn and Soybean Markets Up Slightly Going Into Planting Season, According to Economist


21-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT

Ag Expert Available to Comment as Farmers Begin Planting for US Growing Season


21-Apr-2017 10:05 AM EDT

ISU Financial Experts: Changes to Credit Reports Will Benefit College Students


Iowa State University financial experts say changes in the way credit scores are calculated will help college students and young adults build credit. They say it's too soon to tell how the changes will impact the economy.
21-Mar-2017 8:00 AM EDT

Unseen Role of the First Lady Is Why the Position Remains Important Today, Says ISU Professor


First ladies are often defined by the causes they champion, but they also play a vital role the public rarely sees, says Stacy Cordery, an expert on first families and a professor of history at Iowa State University. That behind-the-scenes role is...
17-Jan-2017 9:05 AM EST

Iowa State Experts Available to Comment on 2016 Presidential Election

The countdown is on to Election Day. These Iowa State faculty can provide expert commentary on the 2016 presidential election, and issues ranging from voter behavior to gender issues to campaign rhetoric.
12-Oct-2016 8:00 AM EDT

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