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.

New tenured and tenure-track faculty for 2019-20 announced

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Eleven outstanding scholars joined the tenured and tenure-track faculty in the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences for the 2019-20 academic year.

Brewed coffee grounds offer sustainable clothing dye

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Iowa State University researchers have found a natural way to add color to clothing using the leftover grounds from your daily cup of coffee. The textile industry uses more than 2 million tons of chemicals and synthetic dyes annually, which is why researchers are interested in finding sustainable alternatives.

ISU research explores why more women are drinking

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An Iowa State research team that includes assistant professor of human development and family studies Cassandra Dorius dispels myths about women's alcohol consumption and points out important mental and physical health issues linked to alcohol use.

Endocannabinoid and exercise research published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise

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A team of researchers, including Jacob Meyer, assistant professor of kinesiology at Iowa State, looked into how the body's endocannabinoids (naturally-occurring cannabinoid molecules and their receptors) and exercise can help alleviate depression and its symptoms. Their findings were published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 

Jennifer Margrett named interim associate dean for research and graduate education

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Jennifer Margrett has been named interim associate dean for research and graduate education in the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences, effective August 1.

Family experience influences diabetes risk, management for African Americans

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African American families are more at risk for Type 2 diabetes. A team of CHS researchers dug deep into the family dynamics of 20 African American families to identify factors that may put them at more risk, and how to better manage the disease in the future.

Li-Shan Chou leads kinesiology as professor and chair

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Li-Shan Chou, a scholar who applies engineering and mechanical theories to enhance understanding of mechanisms that govern human locomotion, became professor and chair of kinesiology at Iowa State University on July 1.

Tera Jordan’s article republished by numerous news outlets

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HDFS Associate Professor Tera Jordan's article has been republished by a large amount of news sources from across the U.S. They are all listed within this post.

Antioxidant SOD1 puts up fight, loses battle against toxic tau protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease

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New research may explain why an antioxidant that protects the brain is also associated with deterioration in areas susceptible to Alzheimer’s disease. The antioxidant, superoxide dismutase or SOD1, improves cognition, but an Iowa State University research team found SOD1’s protective benefits dramatically weaken when levels of tau proteins – a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease – increase.