News Service

Wednesday, August 15

Anumantha Kanthasamy

Biomedical scientist receives Department of Defense grant to study how metal exposure affects Parkinson’s symptoms

ISU biomedical scientists are examining how exposure to the metals manganese and vanadium may contribute to Parkinson’s disease. The research was supported recently by a nearly $1 million grant from the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity.

Igor Beresnev on the Iowa State campus

Seismologist works to determine the limit of ground accelerations during earthquakes

Iowa State's Igor Beresnev has worked summers and weekends to find the answer to a very old question in seismology. Yes, he says, there is a limit to ground accelerations during an earthquake.

CYstarters demo day 2018

Startup businesses find success, plan for future after CYstarters

CYstarters may have ended, but the work continues for the 15 startup businesses founded by Iowa State University students and recent alumni.

James Lang portrait

Hydration strategy key as high school athletes begin practice

The first week of high school sports practices is a particularly vulnerable time for athletes, says an Iowa State University assistant professor of kinesiology. James Lang studies how environmental stresses, such as heat, affect how our bodies regulate internal temperature. Lang says being proactive about hydration, rather than reactive, is important to keep athletes safe.

Dan Grooms

Grooms named dean of Iowa State veterinary college

Dan Grooms, professor and chair of the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at Michigan State University, has been appointed the next Stephen G. Juelsgaard Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University. Grooms is an expert in bovine infectious diseases. He joined Michigan State in 1997 and was promoted to his current position in 2014. He will begin at Iowa State on October 1.

State fair pavilion 2018

University exhibit encourages Iowans to ‘think outside the square’ at Iowa State Fair

University Marketing partnered with the College of Design for Iowa State’s fair exhibit in the Varied Industries Building: “Think Outside the Square: Design That’s Shaping Iowa’s Future.” The massive pavilion created by design students, faculty and staff features 3,200 3D-printed joints, 400 cardinal and gold LED lights and 400 mirrors.

Researcher Emily Heaton stands in a flooded farm field where miscanthus is growing

Iowa State University scientists examine perennial grass as an option for flood-prone land

Iowa State University researchers have received a grant to study how well the perennial grass miscanthus performs in low-lying areas of agricultural fields that are prone to flooding. The research has the potential to identify more efficient uses of such land while also providing environmental benefits.