Midlife depression may stem from tension with mothers and siblings, Iowa State study finds

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A new study led by Iowa State University researcher Megan Gilligan found that tension with our mothers and siblings, similar to our spouses, is associated with symptoms of depression. The research, published in the journal Social Sciences, found all three relationships have a similar effect and one is not stronger than another.

See the complete story by the ISU News Service.

Brenda Lohman named associate dean for research and graduate education in Iowa State University College of Human Sciences

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Brenda Lohman, professor and director of graduate education in the Iowa State University Department of Human Development and Family Studies, will serve as the associate dean for research and graduate education in Iowa State’s College of Human Sciences, effective Oct. 1.

Lee draws economic insights from US tax, health care policy

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Daeyong Lee is helping American households guard their financial treasure.

It’s a fitting role for the new assistant professor in human development and family studies, a native Korean whose name “Daeyong” translates as “big dragon” in English.

Human scientists celebrate passion for helping people

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A weeklong celebration of the College of Human Sciences will this year showcase how the college’s people and programs are joined by a common bond of helping others.

Iowa State professor on team using big data to aid rural economic development

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An Iowa State University professor is on a team of researchers using “big data,” or extremely large data sets, to match rural communities with businesses that would have the best likelihood of success in specific geographic areas.

Doran to help colleges better serve growing Latino population

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As Iowa continues to experience tremendous growth in its Latino population, Erin Doran will be at the forefront of helping colleges to better serve these students — and ensuring that they succeed.

Central Iowa literacy program for babies expands this fall

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An Iowa State University outreach project aimed at improving literacy among Iowa’s youngest at-risk children is expanding this fall.

New hire in kinesiology enhances Iowa State’s relationship with Des Moines University

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After several years of collaborating with Iowa State University, Jim Lang officially joins the faculty here this fall with a speciality in exercise physiology — or understanding the mechanics behind how the body responds to movement.

Iowa State boxing program powers through Parkinson’s disease

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In the 1976 film "Rocky," boxer Rocky Balboa tells his girlfriend Adrian that he fights because he can’t sing or dance. Elizabeth Stegemöller, an assistant professor in kinesiology at Iowa State University, is helping people with Parkinson’s disease do all three.

In her latest outreach effort, Stegemöller, a neuroscientist who leads Parkinson’s singing groups and music and movement groups, has formed a research partnership with Olivia Meyer, a National Collegiate Boxing Association national champion in 2014 and 2015.

Human scientists on cutting edge of big data research

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Human scientists at Iowa State University are at the forefront of exploring "big data," turning vast amounts of data into usable knowledge with real-world implications for children and families.