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Archive: June 2018


Medical researchers, engineers look to nanovaccines to fight pancreatic cancer

By Mike Krapfl, Iowa State University News Service

A research team led by Iowa State’s Balaji Narasimhan, Distinguished Professor of chemical and biological engineering, and affiliated with the Nanovcaccine Institute based at Iowa State is studying nanovaccines for treating pancreatic cancer. There are no screening tests or early warning signs for the disease and so the cancer has often spread when it is…

Floating islands research

Floating islands project studies water quality, pollinator plants

By Chelsea Davis, Iowa State University News Service

The sustainable environments interdisciplinary graduate program’s floating islands research project is back on Iowa State University’s Lake LaVerne for the first summer since 2015. While the project still measures nutrient uptake from the water, this year’s research adds a new twist. Pollinator plants are being used to determine if floating islands could have a twofold…