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ISU researcher identifies genetic pathway responsible for much of plant growth

Iowa State University resarchers have discovered a previously unknown pathway in plant cells that regulates plant growth. (5-19-09) More.

Iowa State economists assess recession's impact on wages, immigrant workers

Two Iowa State economists have been studying what the country's economic downturn has meant to workers. University Professor of Economics Peter Orazem assesses how the recession has affected employee wages, while Dave Swenson, an associate scientist in economics, assesses its impact on immigrant, low-wage workers. (5-18-09) More.

ISU researcher identifies genetic pathway responsible for much of plant growth

Iowa State University resarchers have discovered a previously unknown pathway in plant cells that regulates plant growth. (5-19-09) More.

Iowa State University researcher is part of cattle-genome mapping team

An Iowa State University researcher helped map the genome of Taurine cattle, which includes many breeds such as Angus, Shorthorn and most other beef and dairy breeds that are common to North America and Western Europe. (5-11-2009) More.

Iowa State University researcher is ready to produce vaccine for H1N1 flu virus in swine

An Iowa State University researcher is developing an H1N1 flu vaccine for pigs. (5-6-2009) More.

Iowa State helps Department of Natural Resources research jackrabbits

Iowa State University students are researching the white-tailed jackrabbit, a species of hare that is declining in Iowa. (5-5-2009) More.

David Peters Poverty trends

David Peters, an assistant professor of sociology in Iowa State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has studied community poverty rates across the country between 1980-2000. His paper, "The Typology of American Poverty," was published in this month's International Regional Science Review 2009. More.

Salmonella testing Salmonella testing

Byron Brehm-Stecher, ISU food science and human nutrition, has developed a technique for testing for the presence of salmonella. More.