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October 21, 2020

AMES, Iowa – New research shows a simple skin test can accurately identify Parkinson’s disease, demonstrating for the first time the feasibility of the method.

August 31, 2020

AMES, Iowa – For years, many scientists and medical professionals likely misunderstood how a commonly prescribed medication for elephantiasis battled the disease, but a new study sets the record straight.

August 31, 2020

Joel R. Coats, a specialist in insect toxicology at Iowa State University, said his lab had tested nootkatone and found it to be “an impressive repellent but a weak insecticide.”

April 5, 2018

AMES, Iowa – For Aileen Keating, the scientific process is a mystery waiting to be unraveled.