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.
Plant microbes have potential to unlock advances in agriculture, according to microbiologist
Smarter use of the microbes that live in and around crops could pay huge dividends for farmers in the near future, according to an Iowa State University microbiologist.
Study finds flaxseed lowers high cholesterol in men
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.
Studying clam shells for clues to the Atlantic's climate history
(Phys.org)—Two Iowa State University graduate students are just back from the Gulf of Maine with another big catch of clam shells.
Wild chimps have near human understanding of fire, study says
(PhysOrg.com) -- The use and control of fire are behavioral characteristics that distinguish humans from other animals. Now, a new study by Iowa State University anthropologist Jill Pruetz reports that savanna chimpanzees ...
Rock stars, Hollywood take a look at Iowa State researcher's unique 3-D technology
William Lohry took a seat before a projector-camera combination and offered his best smile.
Physicist writes a better formula to predict baseball success
(PhysOrg.com) -- Kerry Whisnant, Iowa State University physicist, studies the mysteries of the neutrino, the elementary particle that usually passes right through ordinary matter such as baseballs and home-run sluggers.
Researchers identify secrets to happiness, depression among oldest of old
(PhysOrg.com) -- Neva Morris of Ames officially became America's oldest person and the second-oldest person in the world this month at the age of 114. And researchers from her community and Iowa State University's gerontology ...
Low-income kids report first sexual intercourse at 12 years old in new study
(PhysOrg.com) -- As a new mother herself, Brenda Lohman admits to being shocked by the results of a new study she co-authored. It found that among nearly 1,000 low-income families in three major cities, one in four children ...
Aphid attacks weaken genetic defenses in soybeans, may open door for other pests
(Phys.org)—Aphids, the tiny insects that have become a primary threat to Iowa soybeans in recent years, possess a unique ability to block the genetic defense response of soybeans and may open the door for other pests to ...
Iowa State physicists beginning to see data from the Large Hadron Collider
(PhysOrg.com) -- Three Iowa State University physicists who took winter trips to the Large Hadron Collider for meetings and experimental work are starting to see real data from the planet's biggest science experiment. Finally.