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.
Chemists discover method to create high-value chemicals from biomass
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.
Researchers develop hybrid protein tools for gene cutting and editing
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.
After years of drought, beef prices may rise in the coming months
While the beef industry is worth more than $12-billion a year to Nebraska's economy, the state's meat lovers could find themselves having to pay more for steak and hamburger this winter.
Bioasphalt to be used, tested on Des Moines bike trail
Iowa State University's Christopher Williams was just trying to see if adding bio-oil to asphalt would improve the hot- and cold-weather performance of pavements. What he found was a possible green replacement for asphalt ...
Researchers identify structure that allows bacteria to resist drugs
A research team led by Edward Yu of Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory has discovered the crystal structures of pumps that remove heavy metal toxins from bacteria, making them resistant to antibiotics.
Researchers re-sequence six corn varieties, find some genes missing
Most living plant and animal species have a certain, relatively small, amount of variation in their genetic make-up.
Researchers feed pigs, chickens high-protein fungus grown on ethanol leftovers
Initial studies show a fungus grown in the leftovers of ethanol production could be a good energy feed for pigs and chickens.
Evolving microbes help engineers turn bio-oil into advanced biofuels
(Phys.org)—Microbes are working away in an Iowa State University laboratory to ferment biofuels from the sugar and acetate produced by rapidly heating biomass such as corn stalks and sawdust.
Study: One in four divorces 'inefficient'
(Phys.org)—Many people divorce with hope of finding greater happiness than they did in a "bad" marriage. But a new national study by an Iowa State University economics professor found that in approximately one in four divorces, ...
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.