Iowa State University (IA) was founded in 1858 in Ames, Iowa. Today, IA has a student body of more than 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students and professional students in Veterinary Medicine. IA is noted for its engineering, science and mechanical engineering. IA is a land grant and space grant university with a number of astronauts and scientists as alumnae. IA manages the Ames Laboratory for the Department of Energy.
Researchers find patterns in evolving genomes of thousands of species
A pair of genetics researchers at Iowa State University found striking patterns in the building blocks of DNA in a wide variety of species, according to their recently published paper.
Egg production study explores environmental impact of industry
Iowa State University researchers played a key role in a recently completed comprehensive study of egg production systems that details the tradeoffs producers may face among considerations such as animal ...
Economist finds consumers willing to spend more for biotech potato products
New research from an Iowa State University economist found consumers were willing to spend more for genetically modified potato products with reduced levels of a chemical compound linked to cancer.
Detecting deception online is not so easy, says professor
The sheer number of phishing scams that bombard our inboxes is an indication of the success scammers have in deceiving people through electronic communication. It is such a prevalent problem that some businesses ...
Engineers study the benefits of adding a second, smaller rotor to wind turbines
Hui Hu picked up a 3-D printed model of a typical wind turbine and began explaining two problems with the big, tall, three-bladed machines.
Marriage more likely to end in divorce when wives get sick, study finds
Countless couples have recited the words, 'in sickness and in health' on their wedding day with the intention of honoring those vows. But as it turns out, that may be easier said than done.
Researcher studies impact of disease and climate change on camel herd in Africa
An Iowa State University veterinary researcher is helping to protect camel herds in East Africa from the ravages of climate change and disease, a project that will strengthen food security and human health ...
Stellar astronomers answer question posed by citizen scientists: 'What are yellowballs?'
Some four years ago, a citizen scientist helping the Milky Way Project study Spitzer Space Telescope images for the tell-tale bubble patterns of star formation noticed something else.
Study says Facebook not to blame for negative impact on grades
It may not come as a surprise that the more time college students, particularly freshmen, spend on Facebook, the more their grades suffer. In his latest study, Reynol Junco, an associate professor of education ...
Live attenuated influenza vaccines may have advantages for use in swine
Recently published veterinary research at Iowa State University shows that influenza vaccines administered in the upper respiratory system of pigs are more effective in some key respects than standard vaccine injections.
Scientist calculates economic impact of gas tax increase for Iowans
No one wants to pay more at the pump, but a possible increase in the state gas tax may not cost as much as some Iowans think. Dave Swenson, an associate scientist in economics at Iowa State University, calculated ...
Glacier beds can get slipperier at higher sliding speeds
As a glacier's sliding speed increases, the bed beneath the glacier can grow slipperier, according to laboratory experiments conducted by Iowa State University glaciologists.
Veterinary researchers deliver pain medicine to piglets through sow's milk
Veterinary researchers at Iowa State University have devised a novel means of delivering pain medication to piglets through the milk of the mother sow as the piglets nurse.
Physicist helps write the (very big) book on two major physics experiments
Soeren Prell reached for the bookshelf behind his desk and pulled down a binder thick and heavy with 900 pages documenting the lives and discoveries of two major physics experiments.
Researcher working to save energy with nanotechnology insulation
Mufit Akinc, who has a series of patent plaques hanging high on his office wall, knows all about the challenges of moving inventions out of the lab. But he's determined to see one of his latest projects make ...