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Evidence from an Iowa State study indicates exposure to high levels of PFAS can lead to adverse health effects for humans and other species, and stresses the need for new ways to measure and study exposures to these synthetic chemicals from various sources including food.
Researchers led by Iowa State University's Laura Jarboe are working to improve bioproduction of fuels and chemicals by finding enzymes that can withstand the heat and acidity used to lower industrial fermentation costs. The project is supported by a three-year, $969,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.
A new study led by an Iowa State University scientist details the structure of a critical enzyme that enables the coronavirus to resist antiviral medications. Scientists could use the study to find ways to inhibit the enzyme, possibly leading to more effective treatments.
A new study led by an Iowa State University scientist sheds light on how organisms have evolved to address imbalances in sex chromosomes.
An NSF-funded project will establish a wireless living lab at Iowa State and communities in central Iowa to conduct research on broadband infrastructures for rural and remote areas.
“We’re trying to make it so that no one has to touch the samples,” said Nigel Reuel, an assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering at Iowa State University. “Let’s see if we can make this possible.”
Experts at Iowa State University think they have a way to improve crop yields on corn and soybeans even further by using computer monitoring of fields
Chemists at Iowa State University are developing a paper-strip urine test to detect infection by the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
Scientists at Iowa State University are poised to take a significant step forward by transferring a human immune system into pigs to allow for more realistic evaluations of human cellular and tissue responses.
An Iowa State University researcher has spent the last five years running wind tunnel experiments to collect data on cable vibration in the high winds generated by hurricanes and other windstorms, understand how wind flows around the cables