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.
Iowa State University researcher uncovers potential key to curing tuberculosis
Researchers at Iowa State University have identified an enzyme that helps make tuberculosis resistant to a human's natural defense system. Researchers have also found a method to possibly neutralize that enzyme, which may ...
'The robots are coming'
Alexander Stoytchev and his three graduate students recently presented one of their robot's long and shiny arms to a visitor. Here, they said, swing it around.
ISU study uses iPhone GPS tools to assist 12 Iowa towns with their Safe Routes to School programs
An Iowa State University-Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) study uses high-tech devices to encourage low-tech solutions to escalating childhood obesity rates in Iowa. This month the researchers are providing the 12 ...
Researcher identifies protein that concentrates carbon dioxide in algae
(PhysOrg.com) -- Increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are a concern to many environmentalists who research global warming.
Be prepared for weather extremes
Unsettled weather is an Iowa mainstay, and so is Inside's annual reminder of the university's severe weather safety and preparedness guidelines—for storms, extreme heat, flooding and more.
Researchers study insecticide-free method for control of soybean aphids
(PhysOrg.com) -- Two Iowa State University researchers are examining a new method of controlling soybean aphids without the use of chemical pesticides. Bryony Bonning, professor of entomology, and Allen Miller, professor ...
Chemists synthesizes carbohydrates
Carbohydrates are part of our daily vocabulary. We all know they're part of a healthy diet. We know they're in breads and pastas. We know they have something to do with starches and sugars. But, even though carbohydrates ...
ISU researcher develops vaccine for H1N1 flu virus in swine
The H1N1 virus has now been found in a Canadian swine herd, and an Iowa State University researcher has developed an H1N1 flu vaccine for pigs.
Sociologists find treatment works, but only for urban parolees
There are several risk factors that influence whether an offender walks out of prison for good or one day returns to the correctional system. States make a significant investment in treatment programs with the goal of reducing ...
National study finds nearly 1 in 10 youth gamers addicted to video games
Parents have been saying for years that their kids are "addicted" to video games, but a new study by an Iowa State University psychology professor is the first to actually report that pathological patterns of video game addiction ...