Kansas State University, (K-State) was founded in 1863. K-State has 60 academic departments in nine colleges. K-State has a student body of 23,500 in the undergraduate and graduate programs. K-State is noted for its Physics Department and the James R. MacDonald Laboratory for research in atomic, molecular and optical physics. Also, notable research institutes include, The Natural Gas Machinery Lab, TRIGA Mark II Nuclear Research Facility and S.M.A.R.T. Laboratory.
Study finds benefits to burning Flint Hills prairie in fall and winter
Kansas State University researchers have completed a 20-year study that looks at the consequences of burning Flint Hills prairie at different times of the year. It finds that burning outside of the current late spring time ...
Veterinary pharmacologist warns that eggs from backyard chickens pose potential consumption problems
Whether raising chickens in your backyard as pets or as a source of fresh eggs, a Kansas State University pharmacologist says what you don't know about your chickens could hurt you or others.
Engineers design systems to help children with special needs
A group of Kansas State University engineers and students have developed technology to improve the health and quality of life for children with severe developmental disabilities.
Resistance gene found against Ug99 wheat stem rust pathogen
The world's food supply got a little more plentiful thanks to a scientific breakthrough. Eduard Akhunov, associate professor of plant pathology at Kansas State University, and his colleague, Jorge Dubcovsky from the University ...
Research project looks at how de-roling may help actors shed intense roles
Actors and actresses have learned many methods of becoming their characters, but how do they leave their character—or de-role—when the role is over?
Sugar-free candy not a sweet treat for dogs, veterinarian warns
When taking home a stash of candy, keep an eye on the sugar-free kind. While it may be a good alternative for humans, just a small amount can be life-threatening for pets, says a Kansas State University veterinarian.
Researchers create better methods to detect E. coli
Kansas State University diagnosticians are helping the cattle industry save millions of dollars each year by developing earlier and accurate detection of E. coli.
Solar rays could replace petroleum fuels, research shows
(PhysOrg.com) -- Alternative fuel sources for cars may have a glowing future as a Kansas State University graduate student is working to replace petroleum fuels with ones made from sunlight.
Study finds biochemical role of crucial TonB protein in bacterial iron transport and pathogenesis
(Phys.org) —A Kansas State University-led study has discovered the role of a protein in bacteria that cause a wide variety of diseases, including typhoid fever, plague, meningitis and dysentery. The results may lead to ...
Veterinarian cautions against using unnecessary over-the-counter drugs
If your small dog or cat has discoloration around the eye, be cautious when using over-the-counter medication to clear it up, according to a Kansas State University veterinarian.