Consumers may not recognize costs, consequences of demand for ‘clean’ food

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Eating “clean” is all about avoiding foods with additives, preservatives or other chemicals on the label, but Iowa State University professors Ruth MacDonald and Ruth Litchfield warn of the consequences in terms of food waste, safety and cost.

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Sparking conversations and awareness to bring about change

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Iowa State University faculty members are working with Ames students, teachers, and administrators to help the school district address academic achievement gaps and other racial disparities — creating a more inclusive environment through research, conversations, training, and awareness.

College of Human Sciences and departmental scholarship recipients recognized

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The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences celebrated student scholarship recipients and donors on Oct. 13 at the annual scholarship recognition event in the Scheman Building. 

White named an inaugural fellow of International Carotenoid Society

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Wendy White, an associate professor in food science and human nutrition at Iowa State University, has been named an inaugural fellow of the International Carotenoid Society.

Gross-Wen Technologies named winner of entrepreneurial contest

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Gross-Wen Technologies was named the first place winner of the 2017 John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition and awarded $25,000. The company was founded by Dr. Zhiyou Wen and Dr. Martin Gross and seeks to develop water treatment processes that are sustainable, effective and affordable.

Iowa State researchers look into vaccines that can prevent, treat diseases caused by E.coli in humans, poultry

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Dr. Melha Mellata and her team of researchers in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University previously discovered a link between foodborne E.coli and extra-intestinal infections in humans. Now, they’re taking their research a step further by looking into potential vaccines that can be used to prevent and treat the diseases caused by the E.coli bacteria.

Researcher finds further evidence that fats and oils help to unlock full nutritional benefits of veggies

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A new study led by Wendy White, an associate professor in food science and human nutrition, shows that eating salad with added fat in the form of soybean oil promotes the absorption of eight different micronutrients that promote human health. Conversely, eating the same salad without the added oil lessens the likelihood that the body will absorb the nutrients.

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Human scientists celebrate passion for helping people

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A weeklong celebration of the College of Human Sciences will this year showcase how the college’s people and programs are joined by a common bond of helping others.

Brain research aims to reduce effects of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease

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From music therapy to better nutrition and exercise, College of Human Sciences researchers are providing expertise in Iowa State University’s revolutionary brain initiative aimed at reducing effects of debilitating diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

First round of Cyclone Scholar Summer Research Program a success

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Ten students gathered on Iowa State University’s campus to spend the months of June and July conducting research and learning about Iowa’s local food systems.