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09.16.2020

Researchers to study effects of landlord decisions during pandemic

By Chelsea Davis, Iowa State University News Service

Numerous studies have examined tenants’ issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. The same can’t be said for landlords. An Iowa State University research team wants to change that. A $60,000 rapid response grant from the National Science Foundation will allow the team to study how landlord decision-making has contributed to rental housing instability during the pandemic….

08.14.2020

OVPR Awards Bioscience Seed Grant to Further Canine Cancer Research

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

As part of continued efforts to cement Iowa as a national leader in bioscience initiatives, the Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research recently awarded a $34,000 Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics Industry Partnership Seed Grant to investigate the use of targeted cell therapies to treat canine cancers. Following Gov. Kim Reynolds’ 2017 identification…

07.29.2020

Work proceeds on innovative approach to coronavirus testing at Iowa State

By Fred Love, Iowa State University News Service

Scientists at Iowa State University are taking steps toward perfecting an innovative testing platform that could allow for the detection of the virus that causes COVID-19 without a medical laboratory. Engineers are designing the platform to resemble a mobile phone, which would make the technology more transportable and versatile than the most widely used testing…

07.08.2020

Research Explores How Youth Are Excluded From Public Spaces, Design Practices

By Chelsea Davis, Iowa State University News Service

America’s youth have historically been excluded from using public spaces how they want, in addition to being left out of design discussions. Including them in this process will have long-term societal benefits, according to an Iowa State University researcher. A recently published book about youth-inclusive design practices in cities includes research by Ben Shirtcliff, associate professor of landscape…

07.01.2020

COVID-19 Seed Grants Awarded to 7 ISU Research Projects

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

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Iowa State University’s Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) has selected seven high-impact projects to receive institutional funding through a new seed program dedicated to addressing the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Established by the OVPR in late May 2020, the COVID-19 Research Seed Grant program (CRSG) was created…

06.17.2020

Chemists Developing Paper-Strip Urine Test For At-Home/Office/Clinic COVID-19 Evaluation

By Mike Krapfl, Iowa State University News Service

Chemists at Iowa State University are developing a paper-strip urine test to detect infection by the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. It’s a little like a home pregnancy test, said Robbyn Anand, an Iowa State assistant professor of chemistry and leader of the project. But it’s also a little more complicated than a pregnancy test. The test is…

05.31.2020

2020 Bridging the Divide Grant to Fund Incarceration Research

Iowa State Researchers Seek to Understand Relationship Between Institutionalized Populations and Nature

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

A team of Iowa State University researchers has been selected to receive funding from the third round of the Bridging the Divide seed grant program to investigate the impact nature can have on human well-being in institutionalized settings. The Bridging the Divide seed grant aims to holistically address problems by fostering collaboration among researchers in…