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 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.
Researchers discover Ebola's deadly secret
(PhysOrg.com) -- Research at Iowa State University has led scientists to uncover how the deadly Zaire Ebola virus decoys cells and eventually kills them.
Researcher develops green, bio-based process for producing fuel additive
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new green, bio-based method for producing a much-used fuel additive and industrial chemical that is currently made from petroleum products has been developed by an Iowa State University researcher.
Study: Video games can teach helpful behavior, too
(PhysOrg.com) -- Previous research by Iowa State University psychologists has found that violent video games can teach children to be aggressive, producing more aggressive behaviors over time. But according to new research ...
Cystorm supercomputer unleashes 28.16 trillion calculations per second
Srinivas Aluru recently stepped between the two rows of six tall metal racks, opened up the silver doors and showed off the 3,200 computer processor cores that power Cystorm, Iowa State University's second supercomputer.
New findings bring hope for possible Parkinson's disease cure
Researchers at Iowa State University have found an essential key to possibly cure Parkinson's disease and are looking for others.
Iowa State researchers build tool to help sub-Saharan African seed companies
The United Nations humanitarian office reports that there's been a more than 20 percent increase in the number of people needing international aid since the start of the year, fueled mainly by hunger in sub-Saharan Africa. ...