Adolescence is a time when many children may consider experimenting with alcohol or drugs. New research shows parents can reduce that risk by maintaining a healthy and open relationship with their children.
An Iowa State University effort to kick start a new generation of plant breeding in Africa is expanding its mission with a three-year, $750,000 grant. The grant will allow the program to develop professional development materials for university faculty in Africa.
Surya Mallapragada and her research group are developing polymers and nanocomposites with a variety of medical applications, including delivering suicide genes to cancer cells, providing sustained delivery of vaccines, improving the effectiveness of vaccines, reducing the wear of hip implants and helping nerves regenerate.
Making our homes and offices more energy efficient should be the first choice to mitigate climate change, says an Iowa State University assistant professor of political science. Yu Wang says energy efficiency programs and policies are cheap, easy and effective when compared to other options, such as renewable energy sources.
If the Iowa Caucuses were held this month, 27.2 percent of Republicans likely to attend would support Ben Carson, and 49.5 percent of Democrats likely to attend would favor Hillary Clinton. That’s according to a new Iowa State University/WHO-HD caucus poll out today.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science is recognizing six Iowa Staters for their distinguished work in neuroscience, math, biochemistry, livestock genomics, physics and crop genomics. The six are part of the association's new class of fellows.