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supercomputers

A New Way to See Stress – Using Supercomputers

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Parasitic Worms

Newly Sequenced Genomes of Parasitic Worms Could Speed Development of New...

Parasitic worms pose a major global health threat to both humans and animals, but a major study that sequenced the genomes of scores of...
cyberattacks

Engineers Use Game Theory to Quantify Threats of Cyberattacks on Power...

Threat levels for cyberattacks on the power grid are usually labeled high, medium or low. Well, that’s not good enough for a team of...
Parkinson’s diseasevideo

Singing May Reduce Stress, Improve Motor Function for People with Parkinson’s...

Singing may provide benefits beyond improving respiratory and swallow control in people with Parkinson’s disease, according to new data from Iowa State University researchers. The...
biosensors

Engineers Develop ‘Bury-And-Forget’ Sensors, Data Networks for Better Soil, Water Quality

The satellite images are full of red warnings: Miles and miles of bright red along the Louisiana coast; boiling redscovering most of Florida’s Lake Okeechobee. The images show harmful...
Plant Protein

How Plant Protein Feronia Protects Against Bacterial Attackers

Plant scientists at Iowa State University have shed new light on a genetic pathway that influences both plant growth and disease resistance, making it...
biorenewable chemicals

Researchers Develop, Test New System for Making Biorenewable Chemicals

Researchers will test a new way of producing biobased chemicals that’s backed by 10 years of working in laboratories, partnering with industries and launching...
soybean oil-based biocoating

Researcher Developing New Industrial Uses for Wax Made from Soybean Oil

Petroleum-based paraffin wax commonly coats cardboard and all sorts of other products to improve durability and water resistance, but it can’t be recycled and...
Sweet corn

Sweet Corn Breeding Set to Make Strides with USDA-Funded Project Involving...

Sweet corn breeding has lagged behind advances in field corn due to its smaller market footprint, but an agronomist at Iowa State University is...
Malaria Parasites

Scientists Study How Malaria Parasites Take over Human Red Blood Cells

Researchers at Iowa State University have gained new insight into how the parasitic protozoa that cause malaria hijack human red blood cells, a development...
Corn Plants

Researchers Use Crowdsourcing to Speed up Data Analysis in Corn Plants

Teaching a machine to finish a complex task can save humans a lot of time, effort and money. But first, the machine has to...
HIV transmission

Scientist Helps to Develop Rice Plants to Neutralize HIV Transmission

Extracts from transgenic rice plants could help stop the spread of HIV, according to research results from an international effort that included an Iowa...
pancreatic cancer

Medical Researchers, Engineers Look to Nanovaccines to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

While out mowing his carefully kept lawn during the summer and fall of 2012, a 75-year-old retiree noticed his lower back and side didn’t...
accurate crop performance

Scientists Find ‘Patterns in the Noise’ That Could Help Make More...

New research led by an Iowa State University agronomist identifies clear patterns in how plants react to different environments that could lead to new...
superconductivity

Physicists Use Terahertz Flashes to Uncover New State of Matter Hidden...

Using the physics equivalent of the strobe photography that captures every twitch of a cheetah in full sprint, researchers have used ultrafast spectroscopy to...
Turtle and Bird Genomes

Turtle and Bird Genomes Provide Tantalizing Clues to Dinosaur Genomics

Exploring the genome of an animal that’s been extinct for 65 million years has its challenges. But studying that animal’s living relatives might be...
diabetes

Brain Activity, Reactivity Help Explain Diabetics’ Negative Feelings and Risk for...

For millions of Americans who are obese and living with diabetes or prediabetes, feelings of sadness, anger and anxiety are often part of daily...
nanodefects

Nanodefects Suspected of Causing Early Failures of Electrical Materials

Tiny defects in electrical insulating materials may lead to breakdowns, robbing the power grid and even cell phones of reliability and efficiency. Xiaoli Tan, an...
innovative disaster relief containervideo

Iowa State Engineers Create Innovative Disaster Relief Container for 3M Challenge

Iowa State University engineering students have developed a new, practical and cost-effective way to drop medical supplies into a disaster area. The team of ISU engineering students...
carcass disposal

Iowa State University Researchers Test New Solutions to Carcass Disposal During...

Iowa State University researchers have completed testing of a key component of a new concept for disposing of animal carcasses following a disease outbreak....