Friday, June 9
Why some military veterans may be more at-risk of PTSD symptoms
Service members deployed to conflict zones may be at greater risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder if they were abused in childhood. This, along with other findings from a new study, help clarify how adverse experiences early in life can make people more vulnerable to trauma later on.
USDA grant expands data-sharing initiative that reveals swine disease trends
After pioneering a system to improve swine health by collecting and publicizing pathogen testing results from large public veterinary laboratories across the Midwest, a team led by faculty from Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is planning to bore even deeper to glean more insight from the vast data set.
Building positive peace goes beyond conflict resolution
A new collection of essays from a dozen Iowa State University faculty underscores how all of us can play a role in cultivating a more peaceful world. The authors demonstrate this by drawing from their own disciplines – agriculture, architecture, business, education, engineering, history, music, nutrition and food systems and philosophy.
Lessons from blockbusters to help teams adapt
Co-authors of a new paper argue that negative emotions – if leveraged in the right way – can help teams adapt. They make their case by dissecting scenes from three blockbuster movies, each of which represent a different type of team and threat.
Engineers building tools to improve quality, production of disease-fighting cells
Nigel Reuel and two of his doctoral students – Yee Chan and Sakib Ferdous – are developing advanced tools for cell manufacturing that could improve the cost and availability of therapeutic cells capable of fighting diseases such as cancers, heart disease, lupus and other autoimmune diseases.
Sleep-tracker study finds fatigued officers struggle with investigations
New research suggests investigative law enforcement officers have a harder time focusing on their work and managing their emotions on days when they're more fatigued. They also face greater difficulty establishing rapport with interviewees.
Cybersickness more likely to affect women, ongoing research to understand why
An interdisciplinary team of Iowa State researchers find women experience cybersickness with virtual reality headsets more often than men. Their ongoing work explores why this difference exists and methods to help people adapt.