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Explore views of Muslims worldwide in film, discussion at ISU Feb. 22

In a groundbreaking six-year project, the Gallup Poll conducted tens of thousands of interviews with Muslims throughout the world, focusing on issues of gender justice, terrorism and democracy. The research-based findings are explored in a documentary film, "Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think," and panel discussion Monday, Feb. 22, at Iowa State. The event is free and open to the public.

Derald Holtkamp

Iowa State veterinary researcher will update study on economic impact of costly disease in pigs

An Iowa State University veterinarian is updating a study to determine the current economic impact of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, thought to be the costliest disease to threaten the pork industry. His previous research, released in 2012, estimated the virus costs the industry $664 million a year.

Alicia Carriquiry

Iowa State statistician organizes symposium to discuss stronger science behind forensics

Iowa State's Alicia Carriquiry says forensic techniques need to be backed by more science and statistics. She'll lead a discussion of the issue during the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Topics to be discussed include the reliability of eyewitness accounts, probability models to assess evidence and the development of European guidelines for forensic evaluation.


Activities set for Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Feb. 20-27

The parents of a 19-year old who died after a yearlong struggle with bulimia will be the headline speakers for Iowa State University's Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week activities, Feb. 20-27. Tom and Doris Smeltzer will present "Andrea's Voice: Silenced by Bulimia" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. The talk is free and open to the public. Other activities during the week include a documentary, training, bake sale and party.

Doug Jacobson

Iowa State challenges students to turn back cyber attacks, keep lights on, water running

Teams of students will work eight straight hours to protect a simulated city's power and water utilities from cyber attackers. The competition will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in Room 1313 of Iowa State’s Coover Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Team of Iowa State researchers in the lab

New Iowa State research holds promise for diabetics with vitamin D deficiency

A simple change in diet could boost vitamin D levels for millions of Americans suffering from Type 2 diabetes, according to new research from Iowa State University. The team of researchers found diabetic rats fed an egg-based diet had higher concentrations of vitamin D, improved blood glucose levels and gained less weight.

Zengyi Shao and Jean-Philippe Tessonnier at Iowa State University

Iowa State engineers develop hybrid technology to create biorenewable nylon

Iowa State's Zengyi Shao and Jean-Philippe Tessonnier are combining the tools of biology and chemistry to create new biorenewable products. Their hybrid conversion technology is featured on the cover of the Feb. 12 issue of the journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition.

Craig Anderson

Media stereotypes fuel support for anti-Muslim action, new research shows

Iowa State University researchers found a link between negative media stories about Muslims and support for military action and restrictions against Muslims. The research, published in the journal Communication Research, was designed to gauge the influence of media coverage portraying Muslims as terrorists.

Ravindra Singh in his laboratory at Iowa State University

Iowa State University researchers link ‘housekeeping’ gene with male infertility

ISU researchers have found evidence that a “housekeeping” gene present in every cell of the body may have a link to male infertility. The results of the study suggest that deficiency of the SMN gene could have different effects in males and females.

Bar graph of media use among supporters of top candidates

TV a top source of political information for caucus-goers, according to ISU/WHO-HD poll

Journalists from around the world will file countless reports from Iowa in the final days leading up to the caucuses. According to the latest Iowa State University/WHO-HD Iowa Caucus Poll, voters rely on a variety of these reports for political information with national television news being the primary source.

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