Study examines biomarkers, economic factors that may increase risk for cognitive decline

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An image of your retina may help Iowa State University researchers determine your risk for Alzheimer’s disease even before other symptoms are detectable. Tricia Neppl, associate professor of human development and family studies, is co-leading this project.

Diet and exercise alumna Rachel Lukowski named director of football nutrition

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Food Science and Human Nutrition alumna Rachel Lukowski has been named director of football nutrition for the Iowa State University football program. Iowa State welcomes the 2017 diet and exercise graduate back to campus.

College of Human Sciences to recognize graduating seniors at fall convocation

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The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences will recognize the accomplishments of graduating students on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20-21.

First class of nursing students to graduate from Iowa State

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For the first time in Iowa State’s history, a group of graduating nursing students will walk across the stage and accept their diplomas during the university's commencement ceremony Dec. 21, 2019.

Changes in the immune system explain why belly fat is bad for thinking

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Research led by assistant professor in food science and human nutrition Auriel Willette links intellectual decline to changes in the immune system and the body's ratio of fat to muscle.

Getting the most protein out of legumes and oilseeds

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Bibek Byanju and Mahfuz Rahman, under the direction of Associate Professor Buddhi Lamsal, have been using high-power sonication to extract protein from defatted soybean flakes and flour. Conventional methods allow 50 percent of the protein to be extracted, but the researchers hope to extract closer to 70 percent with their method.

New book by Katy Swalwell features contributions of Iowa athletes

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School of education assistant professor Katy Swalwell collaborated with RAYGUN to publish the second book in her five-book series. The book, "Amazing Iowa Athletes", showcases the impact that Iowans have had in sports throughout history by featuring the stories of over 100 athletes.

Iowa State adapts athletic training program to meet new national standards

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Iowa State University has created the master's of athletic training program to set apart their future athletic training students in the career field, using experienced athletic trainers to teach while giving students diverse clinical training experiences.

Grant to improve firefighters and first responders’ protective gloves

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A team of Iowa State University researchers is working to improve the currently thick, bulky, and limited-dexterity protectant gloves for firefighters and first responders. This $1.5 million grant will help the research team in bettering the function of personal protective equipment.

Do you know this chicken?

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While teaching a course in the Iowa State University meats lab in the spring of 1997, Knipe perused each student lab group’s chicken parts. If this chicken rings a bell for you, Lynn Knipe would like to know.