Emotional toll from mass trauma can disrupt children’s sense of competence

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Traumatic events can have a profound effect on communities. Whether it is a terrorist attack or a natural disaster, such as a hurricane or tornado, the aftermath can have lasting effects, especially on children.

Family history of Alzheimer’s may alter metabolic gene that increases risk for disease

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A new Iowa State University study may have identified the link that explains years of conflicting research over a mitochondrial gene and the risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

Pinpointing exercise’s positive effects on human health

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What started as a $25,000 College of Human Sciences seed grant in 2014 has evolved into a body of research poised to change the nation’s exercise habits. Duck-chul “DC” Lee, an assistant professor in kinesiology, studies physical activity. He aims to improve the effectiveness of exercise for better health and longer lives.

Students to showcase jacket with solar panels that charge electronics

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An Iowa State University team of apparel and engineering students will next week showcase a hiking jacket that uses solar energy to charge electronic devices at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Sustainable Design Expo in Washington, D.C.

How Pokémon GO can help students build stronger communication skills

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Technology continues to change the way students learn and engage with their peers, parents and community. That is why Emily Howell, an assistant professor in Iowa State University’s School of Education, is working with teachers to develop new ways to incorporate digital tools in the classroom, including playing games such as Pokémon GO.

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New GRAMMY Museum grant will boost Iowa State’s Parkinson’s disease research

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. (May 8, 2017) — The GRAMMY Museum Grant Program announced today that more than $200,000 in grants will be awarded to 14 recipients in the United States to help facilitate a range of research on a variety of subjects, as well as support a number of archiving and preservation programs. Research projects include an Iowa State University study that will investigate the effects of group singing therapy on people with Parkinson's disease. 

Trinect supports science and engineering learning in elementary schools

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Iowa State University is on the cutting edge nationally of integrating engineering in elementary schools as recommended by the Next Generation Science Standards.

Iowa State provides 21st century skills through family and consumer sciences

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As the U.S. marks National Family and Consumer Sciences Educator Day today, Iowa State University is equipping educators to provide today’s students with 21st century skills.

Apparel and engineering students partner to develop wearable electronics

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Iowa State University apparel, merchandising, and design students partnered with engineering students this semester to develop "wearable electronics."

Londonfest takes best of show at Entrepreneurship Showcase

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Six Iowa State University students who planned the first-ever Londonfest celebrating British culture in downtown Ames captured top honors at the 14th annual College of Human Sciences Entrepreneurship Showcase, held Thursday in LeBaron Hall.