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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.

2010-06-24 16:13:49

A new green, bio-based method for producing a much-used fuel additive and industrial chemical that is currently made from petroleum products has been developed by an Iowa State University researcher.

2010-05-24 13:54:30

Engineers bring a critical perspective to the economic models and mathematical predictions that are used to influence public policy.

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2010-04-28 09:17:11

They can't wait to do computational chemistry at a quadrillion calculations per second.

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2010-04-20 09:50:45

Scientists are trying to determine why errors in eyewitness identifications occur, and how to prevent these errors.

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2010-04-09 09:19:16

Researchers from Iowa State University's gerontology program have helped identify what predicts happiness and long life in centenarians, as well as what causes depression in 80-somethings and above.

2010-04-06 07:16:03

Agronomists at Iowa State University are offering doubled haploid technology that allows corn breeders to more quickly produce inbred lines for research or private use.

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2010-03-26 13:19:12

A new study from Iowa State University's Nutrition and Wellness Research Center (NWRC) may give men a way to combat high cholesterol without drugs -- if they don't mind sprinkling some flaxseed into their daily diet.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.