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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.

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.


Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.