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2010-12-02 23:38:38

A new study offers hope for children born with a rare genetic disease.

2010-11-04 17:50:52

Patricia Thiel of Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory put a box of tissues to the right, a stack of coasters to the middle and a trinket box to the left.

2010-10-22 01:56:56

The flu virus uses a shuttle mechanism to relay protons through a channel in a process necessary for the virus to infect a host cell.

2010-10-07 14:04:05

The nation's poverty rate climbed to 14.3 percent -- the highest level since 1994 -- according to the Census Bureau's annual report on the economic well-being of U.S. households.

2010-09-23 12:53:30

A research team led by Edward Yu of Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory has discovered the crystal structures of pumps that remove heavy metal toxins from bacteria, making them resistant to antibiotics.

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2010-09-12 09:50:00

A cow’s eyes may show signs of neurological disorders such as mad cow disease, according to scientists.

2010-09-08 14:43:40

A new Iowa State University study has found that corn bred to contain increased levels of beta-carotene is a good source of vitamin A.

2010-09-03 14:54:37

Iowa State University researchers have found a way to produce high-value chemicals such as ethylene glycol and propylene glycol from biomass rather than petroleum sources.

2010-08-31 13:33:04

An Iowa State University team of researchers has developed a type of hybrid proteins that can make double-strand DNA breaks at specific sites in living cells, possibly leading to better gene replacement and gene editing therapies.

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2010-08-10 19:56:16

By planting switchgrass and using certain agronomic practices, farmers can significantly reduce the amount of nitrogen and nitrates that leach into the soil.


Word of the Day
whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
The word 'whirret' may be onomatopoeic.