Friday, January 13 2023
Discovery of metabolic switch could lead to targeted treatment of obesity, cancer
Iowa State University researchers have discovered how to modify the function of an enzyme crucial to fat production in fruit flies, which could lead to more effective treatments of cancer and childhood obesity in humans.
MLK Jr. events include lecture by civil rights leader, carillon concert and city program
Iowa State University and the Ames community will mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day with lectures, a musical tribute from the Campanile’s carillon and other events in the coming weeks.
Cyclone researchers: Warming climate means more and stronger Atlantic tropical storms
Christina Patricola is studying tropical cyclones here in Cyclone Country. In one new research paper, Patricola and her collaborators report a warming climate could increase the number of tropical cyclones and their intensity in the North Atlantic, potentially creating more and stronger hurricanes. A second paper with other collaborators examines a possible explanation for the relatively constant number of tropical cyclones around the globe every year.
Jason Henderson to lead Iowa State University Extension and Outreach programs
Jason Henderson has been appointed vice president of Iowa State University’s extension and outreach programs. Henderson, who currently serves as director of extension and senior associate dean for faculty development in the Purdue University College of Agriculture, as well as assistant vice provost for engagement, will join Iowa State on April 3, 2023.
2022 Year in Review
As 2022 comes to an end, the Iowa State University News Service team is looking back and sharing some of its favorite and more popular stories of the year. Click on each headline to read the full story.
Education boosts entrepreneurship in high growth industries
A new study finds additional years of education boost entrepreneurship in high growth industries in the U.S. The overall effect is greater for women compared to men.
Years of monarch research shows how adding habitat will help conservation
A newly published overview of Iowa State University research on the monarch butterfly synthesizes years of study that includes field observations, laboratory experiments and simulation modeling. The findings estimate that the state’s monarch conservation plan will increase the size of the monarch population by 10-25% per generation.