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.

Tera Jordan’s article on declining divorce rate published by The Conversation

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Tera Jordan, associate professor in HDFS, wrote an article published by The Conversation about the decreasing rate of divorce in the U.S.

Iowa State University joins Carnegie Project to transform education doctorate

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The Iowa State University School of Education has joined the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate, a consortium of leading universities that are working together to improve professional preparation in education at the highest level.

SPIT lab continues to expand research on puberty, hair analysis

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The Stress Physiological Investigative Team (SPIT) Laboratory is working to develop an understanding of the changes that occur during puberty, as well as reasons why there is a lack of research on puberty in understudied populations.

Moderate muscle strength shows decreased risk for type 2 diabetes, research shows

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A recent research study by DC Lee, associate professor of kinesiology, shows that moderate muscle strength can lead to decreased risk for type 2 diabetes in adults.