Monday, November 9 2009
New federal funding to help ISU scientists build national youth prevention network
Iowa State University researcher discovers key to vital DNA, protein interaction
Adam Bogdanove, associate professor in plant pathology, was researching the molecular basis of bacterial diseases of rice when he discovered how a group of proteins from plant pathogenic bacteria interact with DNA in the plant cell, opening up the possibility for what the scientist calls a "cascade of advances."
ISU researchers findings bring hope for possible Parkinsons disease cure
Researchers at Iowa State University have found an essential
key to possibly cure Parkinson's disease and are looking
Anumantha Kanthasamy has been working to understand the complex mechanisms of the disease for more than a decade and thinks he has found hope for the cure.
ISU psychologist Wells is conducting two new studies on eyewitness misidentifications
Iowa State researchers contribute to discovery of gamma rays from starburst galaxy
Iowa State University researchers have contributed to the discovery of high-energy gamma rays coming from a galaxy that's quickly creating new stars. The discovery has just been published in the journal Nature. A key to the research is the VERITAS telescope system that Iowa State researchers helped build.
Iowa States van Leeuwen named R&D Magazines 2009 Innovator of the Year
Iowa State's Hans van Leeuwen is being honored as R&D Magazine's 2009 Innovator of the Year for his work to improve biofuel production and his innovations to protect the environment and improve water quality.
Regents approve budget reversion plan
Employees, students and university units likely will share the burden of a mid-year reduction of $24.5 million in state funding under a plan approved by the state Board of Regents Oct. 29.
ISU researcher looking for Iowa farmers who want to increase soybean yields
An Iowa State University researcher is putting into practice some ideas that he hopes will show results in the form of bin-busting yields and more income for farmers, and he needs help from farmers to do it.
Journalism graduate Corey Moss to speak about his Hollywood career at ISU Nov. 12
On Thursday, Nov. 12, Iowa State University journalism graduate Corey Moss will discuss his work with the film "Dear Jack," and share his experiences in entertainment journalism. A screening of "Dear Jack" will follow his lecture.