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Food companies to test new soybean oil from ISU

An Iowa State soybean breeding team developed a new soy oil that could confer the trans fat-free benefits of unhydrogenated soy oil to more food products than ever before.

News release.

Why do some cheat?

Research indicates people rationalize cheating by distancing themselves from unethical actions.

News release.

ISU psychologists find mother's self-fulfilling prophecy influences child's alcohol use

Effects of self-fulfilling beliefs can add up over time and may lead to inequalities between individuals, according to a study on mothers' beliefs about their children's alcohol use by Iowa State University researchers.

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Vet med faculty co-develop new vaccine

Two Iowa State veterinary medicine faculty were instrumental in the six-year development of the first, fully licensed vaccine for one of the worlds' most significant pig viruses. First identified in the early 1990s, the porcine circovirus type 2 causes respiratory diseases that can kill up to 30 percent of herds infected. Dr. Patrick Halbur and Dr. Tanja Opriessnig partnered with scientists at Virginia Tech to develop and test the new vaccine, which is being manufactured by Fort Dodge Animal Health, Overland Park, Kansas.

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Farm Bureau commits $1 million to Iowa State bioeconomy program

The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation's gift will be used to provide support for the Office of Biorenewables Programs, including additional faculty and staff salaries and new collaborations in research, educational and outreach activities.

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ISU finishes sixth in tractor design competition

The Iowa State Cyclone Power Pullers finished sixth at the recent 2006 International 1/4 Scale Tractor Student Design Competition in Peoria, Ill.

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News Tip: Iowa State experts can discuss identity theft and its prevention

The country's fear over computer identity theft is high again following the recent theft of personal information for 26.5 million military personnel and veterans. Iowa State offers several experts who can provide advice on both how to prevent identity theft, and what to do if your identity is stolen.

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Researchers explore news coverage of Facebook

In analysis of newspaper stories about Facebook, ISU researchers found topics dealing with "sex and games" and "relationships" were associated more closely with student newspapers' coverage, while history and business were covered more in main line press stories.

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Soon-to-be ISU students tour campus.

Getting to know ISU

Soon-to-be frosh and their parents are on campus now through the end of the month for orientation. The visitors take tours, attend resource fairs and experience campus life.

In the news

Scientists from 19 countries learn to diagnose avian flu

Associated Press

Two dozen scientists from around the world are at Iowa State this week, learning how to diagnose avian flu and control its spread. The Avian Influenza Diagnostic Training Course is a collaboration of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and ISU -- the third of its kind in the past six months.

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Athletics

Master plan

Renovations to the coliseum and stadium, a new student rec center and an athletics complex are part of Athletics' plan.

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