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.

Exchange program exposes German dietitian to American dietetic practices

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Nathalie Neumann, a dietetic student from Germany, spent the month of April in Ames taking part in the Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Global Nutrition Exchange.

College of Human Sciences to recognize graduating seniors at spring convocation

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The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences will recognize the accomplishments of the graduating class of spring 2019 in a series of events on May 9-11.

Investing in sustainability helps dietetic interns decrease food waste

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Erin Bergquist, associate professor of teaching in the Dietetic Internship Program, is helping dietetic interns learn about sustainability and food waste, and increase people's access to safe, nutritious food.

Francis named Lura M. Lovell Faculty Fellow

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Sarah Francis has been named the Lura M. Lovell Faculty Fellow.

Mission Inclusion promotes curriculum that examines inclusion, equity, representation

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What Iowa State University faculty and staff learned from the first yearlong "Mission Inclusion" seminar in 2017-18, and how they are going to alter their approaches going forward.

Searching for connection between egg consumption and athletic performance

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Graduate student Hilary Green conducted a year-long pilot study to look at the effect of egg consumption on inflammatory markers among female gymnasts.

Three College of Human Sciences students earn 2019 Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award

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Three College of Human Sciences students are among the seven students the Iowa State University Alumni Association will recognize with the 2019 Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award this spring.