News Service

Thursday, January 27

  • ISU program aims to support healthy aging through walking

    Researchers at Iowa State University are studying how adding personalized health coaches, training modules and accountability reminders to an evidence-based walking program can help seniors incorporate more steps into their daily lives. The researchers’ ongoing virtual format and the re-launch of their in-person programming this month aims to support healthy aging across Iowa.

  • World’s largest science society honors six Iowa State researchers for distinguished work

    Iowa State University's latest class of AAAS Fellows includes four biologists, a statistician and a physicist. The American Association for the Advancement of Science said the fellows are being recognized "because of their efforts to advance science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished."

  • Finding a link between emissions taxes and R&D investments

    After analyzing roughly 33,500 manufacturing firms across 18 countries, researchers found a strong, clear link between high emissions taxes and substantial investments in research and development.

  • Under the hood: How environment and genomes interact in plant development

    A new study from Iowa State University scientists could help to breed more resilient crops as well as shed light on mechanisms that play a critical role in plant growth. The study focuses on how phenotypic plasticity, or the way a given trait can differ as a result of environmental conditions, influences the growth of sorghum.

  • The cellular response that protects pigs from COVID-19

    Studies since the start of the pandemic have noted that pigs exposed to the coronavirus don’t show clinical signs of disease nor do they transmit the virus to other animals. Iowa State University scientists have uncovered important clues that shed light on why pigs don’t get sick, and the discovery could lead to better treatments for COVID-19 in humans.

  • Iowa State takes innovation program around the world

    The Student Innovation Center’s Innovation Fellows Program and the Office of Admissions sought new ways to connect with prospective international students. They partnered on a new recruitment program, which engages international students in innovation education before they even step foot on campus. In December, the Innovation Fellows-in-Training program traveled to Dubai.

  • K-12 experience, population density among factors that support rural ‘brain gain’

    Researchers found college graduates between 34 and 43 years of age were more likely to return to the rural communities where they grew up if they had a strong attachment to their public K-12 schools. Lower population density and overall education levels in a community also played a role.

  • MLK Jr. events to include lecture by man wrongfully convicted in Central Park Five case

    A variety of events on the Iowa State campus and in Ames will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. throughout January, including a lecture by Yusef Salaam, who was wrongfully convicted in the Central Park Five case.

  • January temperatures linked to immigrant entrepreneurship

    Researchers at Iowa State University found the ratio of immigrants who are self-employed vs. paid-employed is much higher in parts of the country with warmer January temperatures (i.e., the South) and lower in colder areas (i.e., the Midwest).

  • Iowa State researchers developing snowplow navigation system for blizzard conditions

    The Iowa Department of Transportation is supporting Iowa State researchers' work to develop and test a navigation system that could help keep snowplow operators on the roads -- even when the snow is blowing and drifting, creating low-visibility, whiteout conditions.