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Participants in ISU sleep study receive $25 for screening, and up to $240; Families with children 8 to 12 needed

Posted in Academics, People, Research, Uncategorized by taylandy on the August 28th, 2014

Idaho State University researchers are looking for families with children 8 to 12 from throughout Southeast Idaho to participate in a study concerning sleep habits and social behaviors.

ISU psychology Professor Maria Wong and colleagues are conducting a study focusing on how sleep disturbances in children can affect behavior and cognitive performance.

The researchers will examine the sleep patterns, habits and architecture of biological children of both non-drinking and alcohol-using parents. Activities include interviews, questionnaires, cognitive tests, wearing an activity watch and sleep assessment.

Results of the study will lead to practical information on the relationship between sleep problems and academic performance, social relationships and substance use, with implications for prevention and early intervention.

Participants can earn up to $240 if they are eligible for the study and $25 for an initial screening session.

To schedule a confidential screening for the study call 208-228-5577 or email isusleepstudy@gmail.com. Privacy and confidentiality are guaranteed.

Idaho State University Professor Jean Pfau identifies possible new autoimmune disease linked to asbestos exposure

Posted in Academics, Events, Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the August 27th, 2014

A possible new autoimmune disease caused by exposure to asbestos from mines in Libby, Montana, has been identified by Idaho State University researcher Jean Pfau.

From the early 1900s through 1990 miners in northwestern Montana mined vermiculite, a mineral resistant to fire and high heat that was sold under the product name Zonolite, which was shipped widely throughout the United States. (more…)

ISU’s Alex Bolinger writes article on group dynamics for Harvard Business Review

Posted in Academics, People, Research by taylandy on the August 26th, 2014

Idaho State University assistant marketing and management professor, Alex Bolinger, and University of Utah professor Bryan Bonner have co-authored an article about organizational behavior in the September issue of the Harvard Business Review. (more…)

NASA/ISU RECOVER Program to be expanded to cover most western states; Project has broad range of uses for natural disaster recovery

Posted in Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the August 15th, 2014

Firefighters battling the 100-square-mile plus Big Cougar wildfire in Idaho are already using GIS-satellite imagery decision support system designed by Idaho State University’s GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Training and Research Center and NASA to help with planning wildfire recovery. (more…)

Idaho State University Psychology Professor Xu studies how self-expansion affects physical activity

Posted in Academics, Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the August 8th, 2014

Residents from Pocatello and surrounding areas will be participating in a study that will track their exercise and measure how self-expansion influences their physical activity. (more…)

Idaho State University receives Nuclear Regulatory Production license to produce isotopes for cancer research

Posted in Events, Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the July 28th, 2014

Idaho State University’s Idaho Accelerator Center has achieved a milestone in nuclear medicine that promises hope to cancer patients. Scientists at the Center have used linear accelerators to produce isotopes that now can be assessed in the treatment of cancer. (more…)

ISU historians, political scientists participate in effort to understand benefits of Portneuf River Watershed and help form management decisions

Posted in Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the July 23rd, 2014

Idaho State University social scientists are involved in a statewide study devoted to finding practical solutions to some of Idaho’s most important environmental challenges, including locally managing the Portneuf River watershed. (more…)

Idaho State University receives major federal grant to screen for traumatic brain injuries and assist TBI survivors

Posted in Academics, Featured, People, Research by taylandy on the July 17th, 2014

Idaho State University’s Institute of Rural Health has been awarded a $1 million grant to screen Idahoans for traumatic brain injury and renew efforts to establish a statewide trust fund to temporarily assist TBI survivors and their families. (more…)

Recovering from stroke: A lesson taught by survivors

Posted in People, Research by taylandy on the July 10th, 2014

It was 4:30 a.m., Oct. 29, 2009. Laura Millward woke up with a horrible headache, nausea and vomiting.

“My husband said ‘are you ok?’ I said ‘no’… something is wrong,” recalled the Meridian homemaker and mother of four children.

The right side of Laura’s face was paralyzed, her speech slurred. She was rushed to the hospital where doctors determined she’d suffered a brain aneurysm and stroke. (more…)

Idaho State University begins construction of Treasure Valley Anatomy and Physiology Laboratories

Posted in Academics, Featured, ISU-Boise, People, Research by taylandy on the June 24th, 2014

Idaho State University officially broke ground June 24 on The L.S. and Aline W. Skaggs Treasure Valley Anatomy and Physiology Laboratories (TVAPL) at the ISU-Meridian Health Science Center, 1311 E. Central Drive.
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