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  1. Look Inside Your Own Pantry or Fridge to Find the Top Culprit of Food WasteRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 21 | Newswise

    AMES, Iowa There is a good chance there are fresh vegetables in your refrigerator that will end up in the garbage instead of on your dinner plate. Not that anyone goes to the grocery store with the intention of later throwing the food in the trash, but we all do it more often than we probably realize.

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  2. $1 Million Grant to Study Whether Prairies Can Help Beehives Keep the Weight onRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 15 | Newswise

    Newswise - AMES, Iowa Honey bee hives in Iowa start losing weight around the same time every August. The weight reduction coincides with the point in time that most crops and clover in Iowa stop flowering, cutting off forage sources bees need to produce honey.

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  3. Read Outside the Box to Keep Students Learning During Summer Months, Says ISU ProfessorRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 8 | Newswise

    AMES, Iowa It was not unusual for Emily Hayden to spend the first three or four weeks of a new school year re-acquainting her students with material they had learned the previous year. That's typically how long it would take to overcome the learning students lost during three months of summer vacation.

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  4. Researchers Image Quasiparticles That Could Lead to Faster Circuits, Higher BandwidthsRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 7 | Newswise

    AMES, Iowa Zhe Fei pointed to the bright and dark vertical lines running across his computer screen. This nano-image, he explained, shows the waves associated with a half-light, half-matter quasiparticle moving inside a semiconductor.

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  5. Emotional Toll From Mass Trauma Can Disrupt Children's Sense of CompetenceRead the original story

    May 24, 2017 | Newswise

    AMES, Iowa Traumatic events can have a profound effect on communities. Whether it is a terrorist attack or a natural disaster, such as a hurricane or tornado, the aftermath can have lasting effects, especially on children.

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  6. Family History of Alzheimer's May Alter Metabolic Gene That Increases Risk for DiseaseRead the original story

    May 22, 2017 | Newswise

    AMES, Iowa A new Iowa State University study may have identified the link that explains years of conflicting research over a mitochondrial gene and the risk for Alzheimer's disease. Auriel Willette, an ISU assistant professor of food science and human nutrition who led the study, says the researcher who initially discovered the gene, TOMM40 , found it increased the risk for Alzheimer's.

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  7. After Receiving Bad Advice, Bullying Victims Say They Would Give Same Bad Advice to OthersRead the original story

    May 16, 2017 | Newswise

    AMES, Iowa Targets of workplace bullying get plenty of advice from coworkers and family on how to respond to the situation and make it stop. While well intentioned, much of the advice victims receive is impractical or only makes their situation worse, said Stacy Tye-Williams, an assistant professor of communication studies and English at Iowa State University.

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  8. New Study Upends Established Models of Forecasting Coextinction in Complex EcosystemsRead the original story

    May 15, 2017 | Newswise

    Newswise - AMES, Iowa A study from Iowa State University researchers casts new light on how biologists understand the likelihood of coextinction among plants and animals that depend on one another for survival. The study, published recently in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, focuses on mutualist networks, or webs of mutually beneficial interactions between plants and animals.

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  9. How Pokemon Go Can Help Students Build Stronger Communication SkillsRead the original story

    May 9, 2017 | Newswise

    AMES, Iowa Technology continues to change the way students learn and engage with their peers, parents and community. That is why Emily Howell, an assistant professor in Iowa State University's School of Education, is working with teachers to develop new ways to incorporate digital tools in the classroom, including playing games such as Pokmon GO.

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  10. Newly Published Research Will Help to Refine Treatments for Global Parasitic DiseaseRead the original story

    May 9, 2017 | Newswise

    AMES, Iowa Recently published research from Iowa State University biomedical scientists details new methods for studying a parasitic nematode that sickens millions worldwide, a development that could lead to improved therapies. Richard Martin, a Distinguished Professor of biomedical sciences, has developed a means of determining the function of individual genes in Burgia malayi, a parasitic nematode that threatens populations in tropical regions of Africa, South America and Asia.

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  11. Astronomers Confirm Nearby Star a Good Model of Our Early Solar SystemRead the original story

    May 2, 2017 | Newswise

    AMES, Iowa NASA's SOFIA aircraft, a 747 loaded with a 2.5-meter telescope in the back and stripped of most creature comforts in the front, took a big U-turn over the Pacific west of Mexico. The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy aircraft was just beginning the second half of an overnight mission on Jan. 28, 2015.

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  12. Integrated Reality Opening New Opportunities for Students and UsersRead the original story

    Apr 26, 2017 | Newswise

    AMES, Iowa In the basement of Pearson Hall, a small group of Iowa State University students is experimenting with reality in two different dimensions. The first dimension, visible to anyone entering the computer lab, consists of a room with the latest computing technology and design programs.

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  13. Competition Limits Self-Interests That Pose Potential Problems for CorporationsRead the original story

    Apr 24, 2017 | Newswise

    AMES, Iowa The combination of lucrative incentives and pressure to meet sales goals led to a perfect storm that resulted in Wells Fargo employees creating millions of fraudulent bank accounts, said David King, an associate professor of management in Iowa State University's College of Business . It's an example of how self-interests can trump the best interests of an organization or its customers.

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  14. Iowa State Professor: Technology Is Great, but Are We Prepared for the Consequences?Read the original story

    Apr 18, 2017 | Newswise

    AMES, Iowa Most Americans have some form of digital technology, whether it is a smartphone, tablet or laptop, within their reach 24-7. Our dependence on these gadgets has dramatically changed how we communicate and interact, and is slowly eroding some of our core principles, said Michael Bugeja, professor and director of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication at Iowa State University.

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  15. Musical Beds: Iowa State Professor Finds Co-Sleeping Is More Common Than Some Parents AdmitRead the original story

    Apr 12, 2017 | Newswise

    AMES, Iowa Parents know that co-sleeping is considered a no-no, but many still allow their children to crawl into bed with them at night. Doctors generally discourage co-sleeping, because of its link to sudden infant death syndrome or SIDS.

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  16. Cross-Cultural Study Strengthens Link Between Media Violence and Aggressive BehaviorRead the original story

    Apr 11, 2017 | Newswise

    AMES, Iowa New research offers compelling evidence that media violence affects aggressive behavior. This first-of-its-kind study, led by Craig Anderson, a Distinguished Professor of psychology at Iowa State University, confirms six decades of research showing the effect is the same, regardless of culture.

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  17. Iowa State Researchers Use Graphene, Electricity to Change Stem Cells for Nerve RegrowthRead the original story

    Apr 10, 2017 | Newswise

    AMES, Iowa Researchers looking for ways to regenerate nerves can have a hard time obtaining key tools of their trade. Schwann cells are an example.

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  18. Plant Scientists Untangle the Molecular Mechanisms Connecting Plant Stress and GrowthRead the original story

    Apr 10, 2017 | Newswise

    Newswise - AMES, IA Iowa State University researchers for the first time have mapped the various molecular components that govern how environmentally stressed plants interrupt their normal growth pathways by tapping into an important energy recycling function. The research, published today in the peer-reviewed academic journal Developmental Cell, shows that autophagy, a system by which both plants and animals recycle energy and molecular components, plays a key role in slowing plant growth during times of stress.

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  19. Consumer Reviews Reveal Positive Experience in Renting Formal DressesRead the original story

    Apr 3, 2017 | Newswise

    AMES, Iowa - As an alternative to spending hundreds of dollars on a prom dress for one night, more and more online retailers are offering formal dress rentals as an attractive and often more affordable option. And judging from online reviews, consumers are embracing the rental experience for prom, charity balls and other formal occasions, said Ellen McKinney, an assistant professor of apparel, merchandising and design at Iowa State University.

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  20. Puppets Provide Voice During Times of Political UnrestRead the original story

    Mar 29, 2017 | Newswise

    AMES, Iowa - Generations of children have grown up watching Sesame Street and learning from its cast of puppets about issues such as bullying, diversity and divorce. Amanda Petefish-Schrag, an assistant professor of theatre at Iowa State University, says the show is an example of how puppets can help educate and bridge the divide when tackling difficult issues.

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