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.
'Orphan gene' may have potential to boost protein value of crops
A recently published study from two Iowa State University scientists shows that a gene found only in a single plant species can increase protein content when introduced into staple crops.
Strong marketing department drives firm performance, researcher finds
Company executives take note - marketing matters.
Veterinary researchers discover mystery virus that causes tremors in piglets
A team of veterinary researchers at Iowa State University has pinpointed a virus that has caused mysterious tremors in piglets dating back decades.
Historian examines environmental cost of tapping alternate sources for water, oil
Saudi Arabia is known as one of the top oil producing countries in the world. However, it may have never earned that reputation if not for a quest to find fresh drinking water in the late 19th century, because of drought ...
Activity trackers not as accurate for some activities, study finds
Activity trackers can provide a good overall estimate of calories burned, but an Iowa State University study finds they're less accurate when measuring certain activities, such as strength training.
Researchers discover surprisingly wide variation across species in genetic systems that influence aging
A new Iowa State University study focusing on insulin signaling uncovered surprising genetic diversity across reptiles, birds and mammals.
Mobile apps and online reviews influence consumer behavior
Mobile apps are changing the way brands connect with consumers and have the potential to boost a company's bottom line. According to a new Iowa State University study, there is a direct link between app use and purchase activity ...
Researchers find little evidence to support skills gap claims
A shortage of skilled workers is often the reason many employers say they struggle to find qualified employees to fill vacancies or expand their business. It's become such a concern that public officials in many states are ...
Are you a nomophobe?
If you're wondering how to respond to that question, an Iowa State University study can help you find the answer. ISU researchers have developed a questionnaire to help you determine if you suffer from nomophobia or a fear ...
Trace heavy metals in plastics could lead to long-term environmental problems
The trace amounts of toxic substances used to make plastics don't contaminate the food or beverage products they contain at a significant level and pose no immediate threat to consumers, according to recent Iowa State University ...