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Friday, June 30 2017

Ginny Wangerin standing near nurses' station at Mary Greeley Medical Center

New Iowa State degree to advance skills of nurses, improve patient care

The Iowa Board of Regents has approved plans for a new Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Iowa State University. The RN-BSN is a continuation program designed for registered nurses – those working in the field as well as recent graduates of approved nursing programs – who want to earn their bachelor’s degree. The program will begin in fall 2018.

Ruth MacDonald giving class lecture on nutrition

American History TV to feature Iowa State lecture on the evolution of nutrition

Nutritional deficiency diseases such as goiter and rickets were common conditions in America 100 years ago, but now you rarely hear of such cases. In a class lecture that will air on C-SPAN's American History TV, Iowa State Professor Ruth MacDonald explains how advances in understanding the composition of food and the role of nutrients in health and disease have essentially eliminated these conditions.

adult and nymph deer ticks

Mosquitoes and ticks: Iowa State University entomologist urges summertime awareness

An Iowa State University entomologist is encouraging Iowans to take precautions to protect themselves this summer from mosquitoes and ticks, which may carry serious illnesses such as West Nile.

Food on refrigerator shelves

Look inside your own pantry or fridge to find the top culprit of food waste

Did you know you throw out about 20 pounds of food every month? Nearly 40 percent of the food produced in the U.S. goes to waste. Iowa State University experts have tips for reducing waste at home, and look at how the food service industry is working to do the same. 

Bee approaching clover plant

ISU researchers receive $1 million grant to study whether prairies can help beehives keep the weight on

Iowa State University researchers are studying how prairie may help honey bees build sufficient honey stores to last through lean winters. The research group recently received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to further the project.