Tuesday, November 17 2009
ISU Dairy Products Evaluation Team, returns, places in national contest
Iowa State University's Dairy Products Evaluation Team placed fourth overall in the 88th Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation contest in a national student competition in Glenview, Ill. The team also placed third in individual categories of cottage cheese, Cheddar cheese and butter.
Two more H1N1 clinics scheduled; most students are eligible to receive vaccine
Story County Public Health has scheduled public H1N1
vaccination clinics in Ames on Nov. 19 and Nov. 23. The clinics
will be held Thursday, Nov. 19, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Cornerstone
Church, 56829 Highway 30; and on Monday, Nov. 23 from 1 to 5
p.m. at the Scheman Building, rooms 260-262, on the Iowa State
campus. Persons age six months to 24 years remain among the
priority groups eligible to receive the H1N1 vaccine;
vaccinations are free.
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
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.