Latest South Dakota State University Stories

2013-05-21 08:48:47

Research to be presented at 3-day AAPS National Biotechnology Conference A novel vaccine study from South Dakota State University (SDSU) will headline the groundbreaking research that will be unveiled at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists' (AAPS) National Biotechnology Conference (NBC). The meeting takes place Monday, May 20 - Wednesday, May 22 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. "The main goal of a vaccine is to stimulate the immune system to fight against a...

2012-10-10 04:03:40

UAS Laboratories has awarded two scholarships and a research endowment to South Dakota State University and two scholarships for the highest performing high school seniors nationally. Eden Prairie, MN (PRWEB) October 09, 2012 South Dakota State University UAS Laboratories, Inc, a global leader in the field of probiotics, has renewed their Annual Scholarships to South Dakota State University. Dr. S.K. Dash, founder of UAS Labs, awarded one scholarship to a student from the Department of...

2010-05-22 08:13:13

Research entomologist Louis Hesler takes readers along as he and others search for types of ladybugs that were once common but have become extremely rare in eastern North America I was frustrated. I had been searching for years for the so-called "lost ladybugs," but hadn't found any. It was 2008, and only a few had been found by anyone in the last three decades, although they were once common in many areas, especially crop fields such as wheat and alfalfa. There are actually hundreds of kinds...

2010-02-01 13:05:00

The loss of wetlands in the prairie pothole region of central North America due to a warmer and drier climate will negatively affect millions of waterfowl that depend on the region for food, shelter and raising young, according to research published today in the journal BioScience. The new research shows that the region appears to be much more sensitive to climate warming and drying than previously thought. "The impact to the millions of wetlands that attract countless ducks to these breeding...

2009-04-15 07:00:00

ST. LOUIS, April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced today the appointment of David L. Chicoine, Ph.D., to the company's Board of Directors. Dr. Chicoine is currently president of South Dakota State University (SDSU) in Brookings, South Dakota. Dr. Chicoine is also a nationally recognized economist, specializing in public finance, taxation and rural economies. Prior to joining SDSU in 2007, Dr. Chicoine held various positions of increasing responsibility...

2009-03-19 15:10:00

ST. LOUIS and BROOKINGS, S.D., March 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- South Dakota State University and Monsanto Company have entered into an agreement to create a new Ph.D. research fellowship program in plant breeding. Monsanto has committed $1 million over five years for the program. The announcement was made today at the Innovation Campus in Brookings, the only university-affiliated research park in South Dakota. Monsanto has a well-established record of collaborating with research and...

2008-07-08 00:00:21

By The Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A new South Dakota State University project hopes to give Internet users better access to satellite information and images collected by a data center near Sioux Falls. Professor David Roy of SDSU's Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence is heading the five-year effort, funded with a $3.29 million grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The project is a collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey...

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  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
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