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Submarine exploring ocean bottom.

Newly discovered Apollo Vent Field in Pacific by ISU researchers offers glimpse of alien worlds

June 11, 2019

The SUBSEA (Systematic Underwater Biogeochemical Science and Exploration Analog) Research Program team aboard Exploration Vessel Nautilus is thrilled to have discovered a new hydrothermal field at the northern Gorda Ridge in the Pacific Ocean.

College of Pharmacy research team holding award.

Pharmaceutical research at Idaho State University leads to discovery of link between adverse drug events and multidrug therapies

June 11, 2019

Invention of breakthrough computational formula aids in discovery

Idaho State University student Jennie Nelson receives Goldwater Scholarship

May 21, 2019

POCATELLO – Idaho State University biological sciences major Jennie Nelson was one of 496 students nationwide out of an applicant pool of more than 5,000 who has been selected for a 2019-20 Barry Goldwater Scholarship.

Group holding up a Washie toilet seat.

Idaho State University Researchers teaming with Washie the Cleaner Toilet Seat to test, improve new product, with help of $83,000 IGEM Grant

May 21, 2019

POCATELLO – Researchers at Idaho State University and the founder of Washie the Cleaner Toilet Seat in Pocatello are excited to be working together to test and improve the product, thanks to a $83,000 Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) grant from the Idaho Department of Commerce.

New $17 million grant to boost Idaho’s biomedical research, workforce

May 16, 2019

MOSCOW – A statewide network of Idaho’s educational institutions, led by the University of Idaho and including Idaho State University, received a five-year, $17 million award to build Idaho’s growing biomedical workforce and strengthen research infrastructure.

Kayla Pavlick with cockroach

Idaho State University researchers use cockroaches to search for narcotics

May 2, 2019

POCATELLO – Idaho State University researchers, led by biological sciences master’s student Kayla Pavlick, are experimenting with cockroaches to see how well they can be trained to detect narcotics.

Jon Stoner, lAC directer, left, and John Longley, radiation safety officer, are shown loading a sample of the medical isotope copper-67 into a container for shipment.

ISU Idaho Accelerator Center announces record production of form of medical isotope copper-67 that will be used in cancer clinical trials

April 30, 2019

POCATELLO – The Idaho State University Idaho Accelerator Center has increased its production capacity of a highly pure form of the medical isotope copper-67 that can now be more easily used in clinical trials to test its effectiveness in fighting cancer.

ISU civil and environmental engineering faculty and students with an industry representative at a conference.

ISU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering receives $110k grant to offer precast concrete engineering design studio

April 24, 2019

POCATELLO – The Idaho State University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has received about $110,000 to offer a precast concrete engineering design studio.

Dave Huber in the field in a soil pit used for the study.

ISU, USGS dryland soil carbon study at Idaho National Laboratory yields surprising results

April 24, 2019

POCATELLO – The results of a 20-year “drylands” experiment at the Idaho National Laboratory by Idaho State University researchers and partners has yielded surprising results, including that native sagebrush shrub communities process soil carbon much differently than non-native crested wheatgrass stands.

Dave Patton digging soil pit in desert at Reynolds Creek CZO.

ISU and ARS researchers improve method to measure soil carbon at National Science Foundation Reynolds Creek Critical Zone Observatory in Southwest Idaho

April 23, 2019

POCATELLO – There is two to three times as much carbon in the Earth’s soil than in its atmosphere, which has important implications with regard to the effects of climate change, and scientists working at the National Science Foundation’s Reynolds Creek Critical Zone Observatory in southwest Idaho have developed a better method for estimating soil carbon.