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 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.
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.