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Biomedical scientist receives Department of Defense grant to study how metal exposure affects Parkinson’s symptoms

ISU biomedical scientists are examining how exposure to the metals manganese and vanadium may contribute to Parkinson’s disease. The research was supported recently by a nearly $1 million grant from the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity.

Igor Beresnev on the Iowa State campus

Seismologist works to determine the limit of ground accelerations during earthquakes

Iowa State's Igor Beresnev has worked summers and weekends to find the answer to a very old question in seismology. Yes, he says, there is a limit to ground accelerations during an earthquake.

CYstarters demo day 2018

Startup businesses find success, plan for future after CYstarters

CYstarters may have ended, but the work continues for the 15 startup businesses founded by Iowa State University students and recent alumni.

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Hydration strategy key as high school athletes begin practice

The first week of high school sports practices is a particularly vulnerable time for athletes, says an Iowa State University assistant professor of kinesiology. James Lang studies how environmental stresses, such as heat, affect how our bodies regulate internal temperature. Lang says being proactive about hydration, rather than reactive, is important to keep athletes safe.

Dan Grooms

Grooms named dean of Iowa State veterinary college

Dan Grooms, professor and chair of the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at Michigan State University, has been appointed the next Stephen G. Juelsgaard Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University. Grooms is an expert in bovine infectious diseases. He joined Michigan State in 1997 and was promoted to his current position in 2014. He will begin at Iowa State on October 1.

State fair pavilion 2018

University exhibit encourages Iowans to ‘think outside the square’ at Iowa State Fair

University Marketing partnered with the College of Design for Iowa State’s fair exhibit in the Varied Industries Building: “Think Outside the Square: Design That’s Shaping Iowa’s Future.” The massive pavilion created by design students, faculty and staff features 3,200 3D-printed joints, 400 cardinal and gold LED lights and 400 mirrors.

Researcher Emily Heaton stands in a flooded farm field where miscanthus is growing

Iowa State University scientists examine perennial grass as an option for flood-prone land

Iowa State University researchers have received a grant to study how well the perennial grass miscanthus performs in low-lying areas of agricultural fields that are prone to flooding. The research has the potential to identify more efficient uses of such land while also providing environmental benefits.

Srdjan Pavelic standing next to boom box

CYstarters program wraps up, but relationships and work continue

After an intense 10 weeks, members of the 2018 CYstarters cohort are ready to show off their progress. While the summer accelerator is coming to an end, the work will continue for many of the startups. 

A chicken inside a coop at the ISU Horticulture Research Station

Iowa State University researchers experiment with integrating chickens into vegetable production

ISU researchers are exploring how the integration of chickens into vegetable crop rotations may spark environmental and economic benefits for growers. The research involves experiments at the ISU Horticulture Research Station.

Antibiotics

Iowa State University will lead new, national institute to fight antimicrobial resistance

Iowa State will lead a national institute to address a global public health concern. The new Institute for Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education builds upon an existing partnership with the USDA Agricultural Research Service, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska Medical Center, the University of Iowa, Mayo Clinic and many other researchers, educators, clinicians and extension personnel. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges announced the institute, which stems from a recommendation by a joint AAVMC/APLU task force. The Institute for Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education will be housed at Iowa State and funded by ISU and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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