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Brett Sponseller
01.07.2019

Bailey award recipient aims to fight infectious disease

By Paula Van Brocklin, Office of the Vice President for Research

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) causes an infectious disease that sickens about a half million Americans each year, resulting in approximately 15,000 deaths. The larger concern is that the bacterium is increasingly developing resistance to antibiotics. Iowa State University’s Brett Sponseller, associate professor of veterinary microbiology and…

12.21.2018

Iowa State University Advances Saturated Riparian Buffers as a Promising Water-quality Practice for Crop Fields

By College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

A new technology for cleansing nutrients from water leaving Iowa’s tile-drained fields began with two Iowa State University researchers brainstorming after a professional meeting back in 2010. Their conversation led to development of saturated riparian buffers, a new conservation practice that is rapidly gaining interest in Iowa and far beyond.

12.12.2018

Costas Soukoulis elected to National Academy of Inventors

By Mike Krapfl, Iowa State University News Service

Costas Soukoulis, Ames Laboratory senior scientist and Iowa State University Frances M. Craig Endowed Chair in physics and astronomy and Distinguished Professor in Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been named a 2018 National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow. Soukoulis was chosen for induction having “demonstrated a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding…

Denise Coberley
12.10.2018

Iowa State researchers bare their hearts and souls in the name of science

By Paula Van Brocklin, Office of the Vice President for Research

In an entertainment venue normally reserved for musical artists and stand-up comedians, five Iowa State University researchers grabbed a mic and took center stage in front of about 100 faculty, staff, students and Ames community members at the Memorial Union’s Maintenance Shop on Tuesday, Oct. 16. They shed their serious researcher personas and told deeply…

12.06.2018

Iowa State University and University of Iowa researchers join forces to battle cancer

By University of Iowa, Center for Advancement

A new partnership between Iowa’s premier veterinary college at Iowa State University and the University of Iowa’s medical college has researchers working together to examine how cancer research in pets can benefit humans—and vice versa. The program, called Side by Side in Cancer Research, has sparked new collaborations between physicians and veterinary researchers whose patients’ cancer…

11.19.2018

Engineers use game theory to quantify threats of cyberattacks on power grid

By Mike Krapfl, Iowa State University News Service

Iowa State’s Manimaran Govindarasu and Sourabh Bhattacharya are turning to game theory to help quantify threats of cyberattacks on the power grid. They’re also developing cybersecurity tools that could help protect the grid and could be adapted to other cyber-physical infrastructure such as oil, natural gas and transportation systems. Their research is supported by a…