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Researchers tackle obesity from multiple perspectivesIowa State University researchers in food science and human nutrition, kinesiology, and human development and family studies form a cross-departmental team seeking to better understand, prevent, and treat obesity throughout the lifespan.

Dean’s Faculty Fellow prevents foodborne illnessThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports roughly 48 million people get sick from a foodborne illness, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die annually — making the safety of the global food supply a growing concern.

Researchers like Iowa State University’s Byron Brehm-Stecher are confronting the challenge head-on.

Researchers study link between foodborne E. coli and UTI, sepsis, meningitis illnessesHarmless strains of E. coli exist in the gastrointestinal tracts of all human beings. However, certain strains of E. coli are known for causing illnesses in humans. An Iowa State University researcher and her team of research post-docs and students sought out a link between...

Iowa State University research addresses health in aging adultsAmes, IA —Scientists representing universities throughout the country have teamed up for research and outreach to address ways to improve health disparities facing aging adults.

The NE1439: Changing the Health Trajectory for Older Adults through Effective Diet and Activity Modifications multi-state...

Diet, exercise, and counseling combine to limit weight gain during pregnancyNew 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 outreachThree 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.

Renovated labs provide researchers with critical space for advancementsState-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.

Family history of Alzheimer’s may alter metabolic gene that increases risk for diseaseAMES, Iowa – 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.

Our Story: Latinos Living WellA little exercise, a little cooking, some education about diabetes and a lot of fun: That’s the recipe for “Latinos Living Well,” a research and community based program that leads to behavior change. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers the free classes to help Iowa’s Latino...

Technology developed by food science professor, research associate receives awardTwo Iowa State researchers have created a cheaper alternative to a popular wax.