Diet, exercise, and counseling combine to limit weight gain during pregnancy

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New research by Iowa State University shows that women can nearly double their chances of preventing excessive weight gain during pregnancy — and ensure a healthier future for themselves and their babies — with a comprehensive “lifestyle intervention.”

More human sciences faculty engage in extension and outreach

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Three new projects from Iowa State University will bring human sciences research to Black Hawk, Polk, and Jefferson counties through the second year of the Engaged Scholarship Funding Program, a partnership between ISU Extension and Outreach and the College of Human Sciences.

Research finds that all teachers bring politics to the classroom

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How a teacher teaches is never neutral or apolitical. Instead, educators bring their social and cultural identities into their classrooms — making it important to consider how those lessons and choices are received by students from marginalized groups.

New intervention program reduces domestic violence recidivism rates, Iowa State study finds

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A three-year study found that domestic violence offenders who completed a new intervention program developed by an Iowa State University professor showed significantly fewer offenders — a nearly 50 percent difference — reoffended and were charged in the year after treatment.

Iowa’s rural centenarians help unlock the secrets to aging well

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A team of College of Human Sciences researchers are peering into the secrets of living and aging well. By studying lives well-lived, they’re addressing global challenges affecting people’s health.

Renovated labs provide researchers with critical space for advancements

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State-of-the-art facilities are key to Iowa State staying on the cutting edge of changing national trends that require the integration of research, technology, and hands-on experiences.

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.