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Tuesday, August 23 2016

Chris Rademacher

Cases of Senecavirus A at pork processing plants underscore importance of vigilance, according to Iowa State University veterinarian

Cases of Senecavirus A confirmed at a pair of Iowa pork processing plants should remind producers to remain on the lookout for vesicles, or blisters, on their pigs, according to an Iowa State University veterinarian.

Ayana the rhino in her pen at Blank Park Zoo

For ISU veterinarian and vet students, an endangered black rhino’s pregnancy is a (very) big deal

An Iowa State University veterinarian looks ahead to the first ever rhino birth at Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines.

Jigang Wang head shot

Iowa State physicists win W.M. Keck Foundation grant to develop nanoscope

Iowa State's Jigang Wang is leading an effort to develop a new kind of microscope called a "nanoscope." The new tool will allow researchers to study materials at scales that are ultrafast, ultrasmall and at very low frequencies. That could help researchers discover and manipulate materials and material functions. The W.M. Keck Foundation of Los Angeles is supporting the project with a three-year, $1.3 million grant.

Ravindra Singh in his lab at Iowa State University

Iowa State University scientists locate possible therapy target for spinal muscular atrophy

Alu elements, or short stretches of DNA found only in primates, may hold the key to a potential new therapy for spinal muscular atrophy, according to new ISU research.

Team PrISUm team photo

Team PrISUm finishes nearly 2,000 miles of racing in seventh, wins two achievement awards

Team PrISUm finished an up-and-down American Solar Challenge in seventh place. Judges recognized the team for overcoming adversity and for making the best of a failed brake test. The team also won two big achievement awards. And, there were countless lessons learned on the long road from Ohio to South Dakota.

Graphic of a transient battery dissolving in water.

Iowa State scientists develop self-destructing battery to power ‘transient’ devices

Reza Montazami and his research group have developed a working battery that self-destructs in water. It's part of a field of study called "transient electronics." Montazami said the battery project presented many challenges, including a complex structure and difficulties in fabrication. The team's findings were recently published in a polymer physics journal.