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Changes Needed to Help Latina/o Students Succeed in Developmental Education Courses


A disproportionate number of Latina/o students who take developmental education classes never advance to college-level courses. That's why an Iowa State researcher has developed a framework to better serve Latina/o students needing extra...
17-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New EPA Grant to Predict, Combat Harmful Algal Blooms in Iowa Lakes


A new grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will allow ISU scientists to develop new tools to predict and combat harmful algal blooms, a growing threat to human and animal health in Iowa’s lakes. Cyanobacteria, which have the ability...
8-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Engineers Make Wearable Sensors for Plants, Enabling Measurements of Water Use in Crops


Iowa State's Liang Dong is leading development of graphene-based, sensors-on-tape that can be attached to plants and can provide data to researchers and farmers about water use in crops. The technology could have many other applications.
3-Jan-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Corn Genetics Provides Insight Into the Crop’s Historical Spread Across the Americas


Evolutionary bottlenecks brought on by domestication have caused the genome of corn to retain harmful mutations over the course of millennia, according to a new study from an Iowa State University scientist. The study takes a journey through the...
14-Dec-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Developing, Testing Nanovaccine to Protect Against the Flu Virus


A team of researchers working across disciplines and universities is developing a flu nanovaccine that preliminary studies suggest could be more effective than today's seasonal shots. The NIH is supporting the research with a five-year, $2.8 million...
13-Dec-2017 9:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Online Database Brings the Genome Into Focus Using Molecular Structure


An online database built by Iowa State University scientists provides a new tool with which researchers can study human biology. The database is freely accessible to anyone on the web, where it allows scientists to study the functions and structure...
8-Dec-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Chemist Studying Electric Fields, Microfluidics to Improve Dialysis Technology


Iowa State's Robbyn Annand is studying how a hybrid of electrochemical and microfluidic technologies could be used to improve the dialysis equipment that cleans salt, waste and water from blood. That technology could enable a wearable, artificial...
4-Dec-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Helping Young Adults Talk About Decision to Abstain, Delay Sex


A new study looks at how college students initiate conversations about abstaining from or delaying sex. At a time of greater awareness about sexual assault, ISU's Tina Coffelt says it is important to help students navigate these conversations.
30-Nov-2017 3:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Millennials Will Soon Dethrone Boomers as Largest Voting Bloc


10-Jan-2018 9:05 AM EST

WHO Gaming Addiction Classification an Important Step for Treatment


3-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST

Consumers May Not Recognize Costs, Consequences of Demand for ‘Clean’ Food


Eating “clean” is all about avoiding foods with additives, preservatives or other chemicals on the label. Two Iowa State University professors are warning of the consequences associated with the clean food movement in terms of food waste, safety...
31-Oct-2017 4:10 PM EDT

80th Anniversary of Massacre Time for Remembrance and Recognition of Solidarity


October marks the 80th anniversary of the 1937 Haitian massacre, which killed an estimated 20,000 Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent. Megan Jeanette Myers, an Iowa State asst. prof., says the anniversary is a time for reflection and...
25-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT

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

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