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The rules of the challenge were simple. Students had four weeks to develop a concept to make as much money as possible and avoid bankruptcy. But there was a catch; each team had only a $5 initial investment to get started.
There are many reasons Iowa State's Balaji Narasimhan thinks nanovaccines can revolutionize the prevention and treatment of diseases: They can boost the immune system's own response to disease. Production is quick. Storage is easy. And the technology is sustainable. All that has Narasimhan using a grant from Iowa State's Presidential Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research to assemble a "dream team" to research and develop nanovaccines.
The crisis manager and former White House deputy press secretary who is the real-life inspiration for the lead in ABC's "Scandal" will speak at at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Judy Smith will discuss her experiences that help shape the hit program's storylines about a professional fixer. Her talk, "Leading in a Crisis: Real Stories Behind 'Scandal'" is free and open to the public.
Iowa State researchers look for game-changing solution to devastating disease caused by parasitic worms
Iowa State University researchers are pursuing innovative solutions that, if successful, could radically change how the world looks at one of the most devastating parasitic diseases in the world.
Iowa State University students can now earn a bachelor’s degree and law degree in just six years through a new partnership the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has with Drake University and the University of Iowa. Students seeking dual degrees will save time and money through the accelerated 3+3 Program.
Iowa State engineers are working to protect computer networks and data by using unique keyboard, computer mouse and mobile device "fingerprints." The research is supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency of the Department of Defense.
Steve Butler casually tosses a ball from his left hand to his right to demonstrate his point that anyone can juggle. With just one ball it’s easy, until he changes it up and adds a second and a third ball to the mix. Still, the assistant professor of mathematics at Iowa State University says the secret to juggling is simple – it’s all about patterns.
Experimental treatments for spinal cord injuries in dogs conducted at Iowa State could someday lead to more effective therapies for humans suffering from similar injuries. Dogs can offer a more realistic picture of how humans would respond to new treatments for spinal injuries than laboratory experiments on rats, a much more widely used method of gathering data on new medical procedures.
Matt DeLisi says it would be a mistake to change federal sentencing guidelines in an effort to reduce prison overcrowding. DeLisi, a professor of sociology at Iowa State University, testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 6 that cutting prison sentences would put more offenders back on the streets and increase the crime rate.