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ISU researcher Michael Meyers publishes study showing lower rates of injury for collegiate men soccer players playing on FieldTurf versus natural grass

December 1, 2016

POCATELLO – Idaho State University researcher Michael Meyers has published research findings that conclude there is a significantly lower injury rate for collegiate men’s soccer athletes playing on FieldTurf, a type of artificial turf, versus playing on natural grass.

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ISU doctoral student Rick Richardson investigates using 3-D topographic maps to teach spatial thinking skills, measure mental effort

December 1, 2016

POCATELLO – Idaho State University Instructional Design and Technology Ph.D. candidate Rick Richardson is investigating the use of topographic maps to teach spatial thinking skills and measure the total amount of participants’ mental effort, known as cognitive load.

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ISU Human Performance Lab interns make headway in their research efforts

November 15, 2016

POCATELLO – Idaho State University career path interns in the Sport Science and Physical Education Department are making headway completing research on a variety of projects, testing athletic psychological and physical skills to pain coping skills.

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Idaho State University, Australian Company Clarity Pharmaceuticals to expand research and commercial applications of Copper-67 medical isotope to fight cancer

November 10, 2016

POCATELLO – The Idaho State University Idaho Accelerator Center (IAC) and Clarity Pharmaceuticals, a Sydney, Australia, radiopharmaceutical company, have signed a memorandum of understanding to officially launch joint development of commercial applications of the medical isotope Copper 67 produced at the IAC.

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Idaho State University history professor Paul Sivitz develops map representing Philadelphia in the 18th century

October 27, 2016

POCATELLO – Idaho State University history Professor Paul Sivitz recently developed a map with Montana State University professor Billy G. Smith that is currently on display at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

ISU graduate Monica Tromp credits CPI program in helping land spot at Max Planck Institute in Jena, Germany

October 4, 2016

POCATELLO – Idaho State University graduate Monica Tromp began post-doctoral work at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, located in Jena, Germany, this fall.

Idaho State University teams up with Boise State University, NASA to assess socioeconomic impact of NASA/ISU wildfire recovery program

September 30, 2016

Researchers at Idaho State University, Boise State University and NASA are teaming up to try to determine the economic and social impacts of a wildfire recovery geographic information systems (GIS) program, thanks to a $100,000 grant from the NASA Applied Science Program.

Idaho State University-Meridian pharmacy researcher Kirk Hevener awarded NIH grant to study deadly bacteria

September 20, 2016

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Idaho State University assistant professor Kirk Hevener a $415,000 grant that may one day lead to the discovery of a new drug to battle the deadly intestinal bacteria Clostridium difficile.

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Idaho State University sports science Professor Michael Meyers documents link between injuries and infill weight of artificial turf

September 20, 2016

POCATELLO – When it comes to artificial turf, there’s a simple, but firm analysis related to injuries that Idaho State University researcher Michael Meyers has documented: the greater the weight of the infill used with artificial turf, the fewer the injuries.

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Idaho State University researcher Mark Austin seeks clues for combating depression and suicide

September 7, 2016

The facts related to suicide and its incidence in Idaho are staggering, among them, Idaho is ranked sixth in the nation in suicide rates and Idaho State University researcher Mark Austin wants to do more to understand this problem and how it relates to major depression.