Tax hurts investment in medical device research and development

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New research shows companies cut funding for research and development by $34 million in response to a tax imposed on medical devices as part of the Affordable Care Act.

Motivation to move may start with being mindful

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A meditation and stress reduction program may be as effective at getting people to move more as structured exercise programs, according to a new study led by Jacob Meyer, an assistant professor in kinesiology.

Brain activity, reactivity help explain diabetics’ negative feelings and risk for depression

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For millions of Americans who are obese and living with diabetes or prediabetes, feelings of sadness, anger and anxiety are often part of daily life. A new Iowa State University study suggests those negative feelings may stem from problems regulating blood sugar levels that influence emotional response in the brain.

Experience of black doctoral students underscores need to increase diversity in STEM fields

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The danger and risk of riding out a storm is symbolic of the decision black men make to pursue a graduate degree in engineering. They do so knowing they will face challenges, but the barriers described by black men who shared their experiences as part of a six-year study show how race was a greater obstacle than they expected.

Human scientists among undergraduates to present research at national conference

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Two College of Human Sciences undergraduates are among 51 from Iowa State who will present their research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, April 4 to 7 in Oklahoma.

Iowa State University research links racial discrimination, depression

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Iowa State University researchers have linked neighborhood-level discrimination and clinical depression in African-American women.

Rossmann Manatt awardee strives to provide research experiences to students

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They say it’s never too early to begin gaining research experience, and that is just what Kevin Schalinske provides in his lab for not only graduate students, but undergraduates, as well.

Transforming teachers’ learning environments with emerging technologies

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Evrim Baran brings educational technology, teacher education, and human computer interaction together in her teaching and research as a new associate professor in the School of Education.

New faculty member brings microRNA gene research experience to Iowa State

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She once thought fruit flies were just annoying little bugs, but now Elizabeth McNeill spends her time studying them as part of her research.

Museum exhibit explores clothing worn by Midwest LGBTQIA+ individuals

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An upcoming exhibit at the Iowa State University Textiles and Clothing Museum is one of the nation’s first museum exhibits to explore fashions and styles of LGBTQIA+ women.