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02.19.2021

2021 Bailey Award to Fund Mitochondrial DNA Research

Iowa State Researcher Targeting Underlying Cause of Human Health Disorders

By Caitlin Ware, Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research

Iowa State University’s 2021 Bailey Research Career Development award has been granted to a university researcher hoping to better understand and harness the power of cellular mitochondria to address a host of human health conditions. The Bailey award — administered by the Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) — is…

02.16.2021

Grant to help fill gaps in how livestock manure management affects antibiotic resistance

By Fred Love, Iowa State University News Service

What does manure have in common with antibiotic resistance? For starters, they both stink, though in different ways. But there might be even more to the relationship than that. Researchers at Iowa State University recently received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study how…

01.06.2021

COVID-19 Model Compares Effectiveness of Vaccine and Mitigation Strategies

By Angie Hunt, Iowa State University News Service

Predicting the spread of COVID-19 using standard statistical models has its challenges, which is why two Iowa State University researchers developed a network-based approach to look at the impact of specific policies and vaccination strategies throughout the many stages of the pandemic. Claus Kadelka, an assistant professor of mathematics; and Audrey McCombs, a graduate student in statistics,…

12.17.2020

ROY J. CARVER CHARITABLE TRUST HELPS IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY ADVANCE RESEARCH IN ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE WITH NEW INSTRUMENTATION

By Elaine Watkins-Miller, Iowa State University Foundation

The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust of Muscatine, Iowa, has committed $243,585 to provide state-of-the-art instrumentation that will help advance research in antimicrobial resistance, infectious disease diagnostics and more at Iowa State University. “Antimicrobial resistance is an urgent and serious threat to global health because it impedes or prevents effective treatments of a range of…

12.09.2020

ISU study indicates diet may help reduce cognitive decline

There's Good News for Wine and Cheese Lovers

By Dan Kirkpatrick, Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research

The foods we eat may have a direct impact on our cognitive acuity in our later years. This is the key finding of an Iowa State University research study spotlighted in an article published in the November 2020 issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. The study was spearheaded by principal investigator, Auriel Willette, an…