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Tuesday, July 21 2009


Iowa State University, Ames Laboratory researchers win R&D 100 Awards

Researchers at Iowa State University and the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have won two 2009 R&D 100 Awards. The awards, presented annually since 1963, salute the 100 most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace over the past year.
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Iowa State University researchers develop process for ‘surgical’ genetic changes

Using this process, a specific gene is located in a living cell, then a break is made in the DNA of that gene. When the cell begins to heal itself, existing DNA can be deleted or modified, or new DNA can be added near the break site. Afterward, the cell carries the genetic change and passes the change on to its offspring.
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Iowa State becomes national source of community college research

The Education Commission of the States, the Academy for Educational Development and Iowa State University have partnered to establish a new Community College Policy Center. Linda Serra Hagedorn -- an ISU professor and director of the Research Institute for Studies in Education, who will play a role in the new center -- just became the president-elect of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE).
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Iowa State's external funding hits record $305.2 million in FY 2009

ISU attracted a record-high $305.2 million in grants, contracts, gifts and cooperative agreements during fiscal year 2009, an increase of $31.1 million over the previous year. This funding is in addition to the fiscal year 2009 state appropriation of $284 million for the university's day-to-day operations.
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Bruce Yang

Bruce Yang

A decade later, first graduates of unusual scholarship program still thankful

The first Hixson Opportunity Award students, now out of school for 10 years, remain loyal and grateful to the woman who knew they could do it. Read about some of the graduates of this most unusual scholarship program in the latest edition of the alumni magazine VISIONS.

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ISURF finalizes licensing agreement with Iowa-based wax company

ISURF has finalized a licensing agreement with a Cedar Rapids-based company to manufacture soy-based wax for candles and other uses. An associate professor in food science and human nutrition at Iowa State University invented of the new wax technology.

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