Thursday, November 12 2009
Prescription drug drop-off set for Nov. 18
In an effort to decrease prescription drug abuse and water
pollution, local law enforcement and healthcare agencies will
hold another prescription drug drop-off on Wednesday, Nov. 18.
The event, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the driveway on the west
side of Stephens Auditorium, will provide a convenient, safe
and confidential way for community members to dispose of old,
unused or unwanted medications.
Swander, poetry classes creating a tactile and audible show for Iowa Department for the Blind
Two H1N1 vaccination clinics scheduled; most students are eligible
Story County Public Health has scheduled two public H1N1
vaccination clinics this week. Vaccinations are free.
The first clinic is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Story County Medical Center, 640 19th St., Nevada. The second clinic will be held Friday, Nov. 13, from 1 to 5 p.m. in rooms 260-262 of the Scheman Building on the Iowa State campus.
Until additional shipments are received, priority groups for the H1N1 vaccine include pregnant women; persons who live with or care for infants under six months of age; healthcare and emergency medical services personnel; persons age six months to 24 years; and persons age 25 to 64 years who have medical conditions that put them at greater risk for flu-related complications.
Iowa State engineers develop 3-D software to give doctors, students a view inside the body
Authors to discuss Postville and diversity in small-town America on Nov. 18
On May 12, 2008, an immigration raid on Postville's kosher meatpacking plant resulted in the arrest of 20 percent of the town's residents. Since then, Postville has been the focal point of considerable study. In a panel discussion at Iowa State, coauthors of a new book, "Postville USA: Surviving Diversity in Small-Town America," will share their personal experiences with this community in crisis. The panel will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18 in the Memorial Union Great Hall. It is free and open to the public.
Iowa State staff search decades-old paper records to identify Gold Star Hall honorees
Iowa State scientist develops lab machine to study glacial sliding related to rising sea levels
Neal Iverson has created a glacier in a freezer that could help scientists understand how glaciers slide across their beds. That could help researchers predict how climate change accelerates glacier sliding and contributes to rising sea levels.
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.