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Archive: July 2018


Iowa State University will lead new, national institute to fight antimicrobial resistance

The Office of Vice President for Research

Iowa State will lead a national institute to address a global public health concern. The new Institute for Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education builds upon a partnership with the USDA Agricultural Research Service, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska Medical Center, the University of Iowa, Mayo Clinic and many other researchers, educators, clinicians and…


Jensen Helps Identify Scientific Breakthroughs in New National Academies Report

By National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine identifies the most promising scientific breakthroughs that are possible to achieve in the next decade to increase the U.S. food and agriculture system’s sustainability, competitiveness and resilience. The urgent progress needed today, given challenges such as water scarcity, increased weather variability, floods and…


Joint Iowa, Iowa State research teams win seed grants to launch bioscience projects

By Mike Krapfl, Iowa State University News Service

The research offices at Iowa State University and the University of Iowa have awarded five seed grants to help researchers on the two campuses collaborate and build joint bioscience projects. This year’s first round of grants will support development and studies of a skin-monitoring device, a molecular view of the immune system, magnetic stimulation of…


Iowa State researchers find ozone pollution in U.S. national parks is nearly the same as in large cities

By The Conversation

Research by Iowa State University assistant professors in economics, David Keiser and Gabriel Lade, and Ivan Rudik, assistant professor of applied economics at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, reveals that while cities once had more “bad air days” with unhealthy ozone levels than national parks, today parks and metro areas have virtually the same number…


Sponsored funding gives Iowa State researchers and scholars opportunities to create, innovate

By Dana Wilson and Paula Van Brocklin

Iowa State University received its second-highest level of research funding in fiscal year 2018. Researchers landed $245.8 million from external sponsors to support groundbreaking research. Iowa State received $170.3 million in research support from federal agencies, including the Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Institutes of Health. Research…