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From a New Zealand Hostel to USU’s Creamery and a Food Science Win

From a New Zealand Hostel to USU’s Creamery and a Food Science Win

10/05/2018

The IMPA’s annual competition requires developing a product that contains at least 51 percent dairy. The USU team he led worked with a substance called whey phospholipid protein concentrate.

Competing with Cheat Grass and Wild Fires – How One Plant Could Level the Playing Field

Competing with Cheat Grass and Wild Fires – How One Plant Could Level the Playing Field

09/24/2018

Researchers in Utah are working to introduce more fire-resistant plants into western landscapes to reduce the damage. Forage kochia is a plant similar to rabbit brush. The difference is that it contains high amounts of protein, it’s easily digested by liv...

Hidden Climate Records Within Tree Rings

Hidden Climate Records Within Tree Rings

09/12/2018

Researchers from Utah State University and two other institutions recently published a study that uses tree rings to link climate variability to long-term patterns in temperature.

 USU Food Science Students Create Recipe for Success

USU Food Science Students Create Recipe for Success

08/27/2018

Earning a top spot in a national food science competition takes more than proving yourself as a chef, according to Vidita Deshpande, a PhD candidate studying food science at Utah State University.

USU Researchers Test Viability of Cow Chip Techology

USU Researchers Test Viability of Cow Chip Techology

07/11/2018

These cow ships are small implants called EmbediVet that track biometric data. Everything about the cow’s life is measured and recorded–things like activity, heart rate and temperature.

Utah State University’s Blue Creek Farm – A Decades Old Collaboration of Farmers and Researchers

Utah State University’s Blue Creek Farm – A Decades Old Collaboration of Farmers and Researchers

07/11/2018

USU researchers recently invited farmers, agribusiness and government agency representatives and agricultural lenders to the Utah Agricultural Experiment Station Blue Creek Research Farm for a field day to demonstrate work aimed at helping dryland farmers...

Dairy Robotics and Economics: New Milking Barn at USU Changes More Than Equipment

Dairy Robotics and Economics: New Milking Barn at USU Changes More Than Equipment

06/04/2018

The United Nations projects the world’s population reaching close to 9.7 billion people by the year 2050. As the consumer population continues to rise, farmers are turning to technology to produce more food with fewer resources.

Antiviral Research Institute

Antiviral Research Institute

12/15/2017

When viruses cause disease and make local, national and international news, most of us react with some anxiety, take precautions to prevent or limit contact with the virus and adopt a heightened awareness of symptoms.

USU Scientists Develop New Goat Model to Study Heart Arrhythmia

USU Scientists Develop New Goat Model to Study Heart Arrhythmia

12/15/2017

Scientists from Utah State University and the University of Utah have developed a new animal model to better understand atrial fibrillation, the most common type of heart arrhythmia.

Feeding Mice More Like People

Feeding Mice More Like People

12/15/2017

About 5 years ago Robert Ward and Korry Hintze started wondering if research mice were being fed too well. Shouldn't they have a diet closer to that of the average, typically somewhat unhealthy, human?

Fighting Adenoviruses with a Promising New Animal Model

Fighting Adenoviruses with a Promising New Animal Model

12/15/2017

Using an animal model they developed, Utah State University and Saint Louis University researchers have identified a strategy that could keep a common group of viruses called adenoviruses from replicating and causing sickness in humans.

USU Professor Honored for Creation of Landscape Digital Library

USU Professor Honored for Creation of Landscape Digital Library

08/31/2017

Benjamin George, assistant professor in Utah State University’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, was recently honored for his creation of a digital landscape architecture library.

Fully Articulated Horse Skeleton is New Teaching Tool

Fully Articulated Horse Skeleton is New Teaching Tool

07/05/2017

A fully articulated horse skeleton is on display in the Veterinary Science and Biology Building at Utah State University, the product of more than a year of work by Briedi Gillespie.

USU Researchers Discover Climate Warming Linked to Air Quality

USU Researchers Discover Climate Warming Linked to Air Quality

02/24/2017

During the winter, cold air is at the base near the earth with warm air above it. As climate warming increases the temperature of the top layer, the cooler layer inhibits the warm air from releasing the pollutants through mixing. This causes inversion. Le...

Summer Agricultural Research Program Brings Students to USU

Summer Agricultural Research Program Brings Students to USU

08/22/2016

Nine students from a number of smaller colleges in Utah and surrounding states had the chance to live like Aggies as they spent 10 weeks participating in agricultural biotechnology research alongside faculty mentors at USU through the SURE program.

USU LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS EXPAND HORIZONS IN NEW YORK CITY

USU LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS EXPAND HORIZONS IN NEW YORK CITY

06/23/2016

Fifteen students from Utah State University’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning (LAEP) learned from prestigious landscape architects and explored notable landmarks on a ten-day educational trip to New York City.

RESEARCH AT USU SHOWS BENEFITS OF COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTUR

RESEARCH AT USU SHOWS BENEFITS OF COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTUR

06/21/2016

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs have the potential to improve people’s diets while creating economically stable farm operations for local farmers, according to research performed at Utah State University.

USU LAEP PROFESSOR CREATES LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE DIGITAL LIBRARY

USU LAEP PROFESSOR CREATES LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE DIGITAL LIBRARY

05/19/2016

Benjamin George, LAEP assistant professor, was recently honored for his creation of a digital landscape architecture library. The tours contain immersive panoramas that showcase the unique beauty of gardens such as the Château de Villandry in France and t...

Fire and Ice: Climate Change Linked Extremes

Fire and Ice: Climate Change Linked Extremes

11/05/2015

Climate change worldwide is amplifying extreme weather events and researchers in the Utah Climate Center at Utah State University are using modeling tools to help people in very different parts of the.

Trip to Germany Provides Fresh Perspective for USU LAEP Students

Trip to Germany Provides Fresh Perspective for USU LAEP Students

10/14/2015

During the past summer, ten students in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at Utah State University spent over a week bicycling around Germany, learning about German culture, visiting universities there and analyzing publi...

USU’s Space Crop Expert Separates Fact from Fiction on Farming in Space

USU’s Space Crop Expert Separates Fact from Fiction on Farming in Space

10/02/2015

Professor Bruce Bugbee’s job title, director of Utah State University’s Crop Physiology Laboratory, conjures thoughts of a scientist whose work is firmly rooted in the earth. But for the past 33 years, the majority of Bugbee’s research has focused on how