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September 18, 2017

ISU was ranked the third best college for agricultural sciences in a recent posting by Niche, a website that provides readers with information on choosing schools, from K-12 up through college. The Best Colleges for Agricultural Sciences ranking is based on key statistics and student reviews using data from the U.S. Department of Education. 

September 18, 2017

Nick Serao, James Koltes and James Reecy, animal science, have been involved in developing the vision and agenda for the Livestock HTP and Big Data conference, scheduled for Nov. 13-14 in Beltsville, Md. The program is billed as groundbreaking in nature for animal science, with the specific purpose of stimulating the expansion of high-throughput data use and creating vision and strategy to apply these data to production agriculture

September 18, 2017

Matt Helmers and Basil Nikolau received the Dean Lee R. Kolmer Award for Excellence in Applied Research at the CALS convocation on Sept. 12. Helmers, agricultural and biosystems engineering, holds the Dean’s Professorship in CALS, is leader of the nitrate team for the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy and is nationally recognized for his research on cropping system management and field drainage. Nikolau, biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology, is director of the Center for Metobolic Biology, director of the W.M.

September 17, 2017

Obituary of Peter A. Peterson

August 29, 2017

Ames, Iowa – Iowa State University researchers have received a grant to further develop innovative technology that allows them to scour the genome of zebrafish for genes that might lead to advances in human health.

The researchers will use the latest gene editing techniques to create precise mutations in zebrafish. The project, supported by a four-year, $2.98 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, aims to identify genes connected to some of the most serious ailments humans and animals face, including cancer, vascular disease and neurological disorders.