Cotton serves as a model to understand how plants evolve and diversify for Jonathan Wendel, a Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology at Iowa State University.
The biological world has unparalleled abilities to control structures, functions, reactions and energy transfer with great efficiency and accuracy. Yan Zhao, professor of chemistry and a member of Iowa State’s Center for Catalysis, uses biomimetic chemistry to “abstract good design from nature,” which could one day be used to fight bacterial infections.
Anyone who has tried sticking to an exercise routine knows it isn’t easy. But the combination of a conditioned cue and intrinsic reward may be the key to developing an exercise habit, according to a new Iowa State University study.
The National Science Foundation has committed $35 million to improve scientific software that will make it possible to perform virtual experiments and explore laboratory research data with reliable, reproducible results.