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A research team consisting of USU faculty members and others received the 5-year grant of $311,000 per year from the NIH to study how male mouse diets affect the health of their offspring.
NIH Funds USU Researchers' Work on Fathers' Nutrition and Children's Health

NIH Funds USU Researchers' Work on Fathers' Nutrition and Children's Health

A research team consisting of USU faculty members and others received the 5-year grant of $311,000 per year from the NIH to study how male mouse diets affect the health of their offspring.

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Three students working in disciplines within the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences were awarded Undergraduate Research and Creative Opportunity Grants (URCO) to support conducting their own research in life, plant and food sciences this summer.
Students Receive Grants to Conduct Impactful Undergraduate Research

Students Receive Grants to Conduct Impactful Undergraduate Research

Three students working in disciplines within the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences were awarded Undergraduate Research and Creative Opportunity Grants (URCO) to support conducting their own research in life, plant and food sciences this summer....

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Research from Utah State University and the Utah Climate Center suggests that a majority of precipitating clouds may be suitable for seeding, but that suitability varies greatly from mountain to mountain, month to month and weather system to weather syste
Commentary: Utah can get more water from our clouds — if we invest in real science

Commentary: Utah can get more water from our clouds — if we invest in real science

Research from Utah State University and the Utah Climate Center suggests that a majority of precipitating clouds may be suitable for seeding, but that suitability varies greatly from mountain to mountain, month to month and weather system to weather syste...

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Like many other viruses, Rift Valley fever virus causes disease in animals and can be transmitted to humans by infected mosquitos or through contact with the blood or organs of infected animals.
Study of Rift Valley Fever Virus Treatment Published by the National Academy of Sciences

Study of Rift Valley Fever Virus Treatment Published by the National Academy of Sciences

Like many other viruses, Rift Valley fever virus causes disease in animals and can be transmitted to humans by infected mosquitos or through contact with the blood or organs of infected animals.

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The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food has awarded Utah State University’s Department of Plants, Soils and Climate a $36,000 grant for work on medusahead and invasive mustard species.
PSC Awarded $36,000 for Invasive Plant Species Research

PSC Awarded $36,000 for Invasive Plant Species Research

The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food has awarded Utah State University’s Department of Plants, Soils and Climate a $36,000 grant for work on medusahead and invasive mustard species.

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Ashley Scheesley, a Utah State University master of veterinary public health student, is interested in what causes animals to get sick, zoonotic diseases, and how habitat destruction increases the number of infectious diseases.
Antiviral Research for Master of Public Health Student

Antiviral Research for Master of Public Health Student

Ashley Scheesley, a Utah State University master of veterinary public health student, is interested in what causes animals to get sick, zoonotic diseases, and how habitat destruction increases the number of infectious diseases.

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A team of scientists at Utah State University has developed a new tool to forecast drought and water flow in the Colorado River several years in advance.
The Colorado River's Water Supply is Predictable Owing to Long-term Ocean Memory

The Colorado River's Water Supply is Predictable Owing to Long-term Ocean Memory

A team of scientists at Utah State University has developed a new tool to forecast drought and water flow in the Colorado River several years in advance.

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For the first time, scientists have created pigs, goats and cattle that can serve as viable “surrogate sires” that could speed the spread of desirable characteristics by male animals that produce sperm carrying only the genetic traits of donor animals.
Gene-Edited Livestock 'Surrogate Sires' Successfully Made Fertile

Gene-Edited Livestock 'Surrogate Sires' Successfully Made Fertile

For the first time, scientists have created pigs, goats and cattle that can serve as viable “surrogate sires” that could speed the spread of desirable characteristics by male animals that produce sperm carrying only the genetic traits of donor animals.

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AIM ImmunoTech Inc. is pleased to announce that it has identified an effective in vitro model at The Institute for Antiviral Research at Utah State University for testing Ampligen.
AIM ImmunoTech Inc. Decreases SARS-CoV-2 Infectious Viral Yields by 90% Using New In Vitro Model; Supports Further Testing of Ampligen as an Intranasal Prophylactic to Prevent COVID-19

AIM ImmunoTech Inc. Decreases SARS-CoV-2 Infectious Viral Yields by 90% Using New In Vitro Model; Supports Further Testing of Ampligen as an Intranasal Prophylactic to Prevent COVID-19

AIM ImmunoTech Inc. is pleased to announce that it has identified an effective in vitro model at The Institute for Antiviral Research at Utah State University for testing Ampligen.

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Master’s degree student Lexie Padilla and Assistant Professor Fernanda Batistel in USU’s Department of Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences study the function of the rumen to help livestock producers save money on feed and to improve the environment.
Animal Nutrition Research Earns National Recognition

Animal Nutrition Research Earns National Recognition

Master’s degree student Lexie Padilla and Assistant Professor Fernanda Batistel in USU’s Department of Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences study the function of the rumen to help livestock producers save money on feed and to improve the environment.

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Refugees face many changes in purchasing and preparing nutritious food for their families upon relocation. Nutrition education can be an important part of improving nutrition and health for refugees.
Examining Nutrition Education Programs for Refugees in the United States

Examining Nutrition Education Programs for Refugees in the United States

Refugees face many changes in purchasing and preparing nutritious food for their families upon relocation. Nutrition education can be an important part of improving nutrition and health for refugees.

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Utah State University is using Moleaer’s nanobubble generators in studies for providing astronauts with freshly grown crops.
Moleaer collaborating with USU team for NASA space farming project

Moleaer collaborating with USU team for NASA space farming project

Utah State University is using Moleaer’s nanobubble generators in studies for providing astronauts with freshly grown crops.

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Hantaviruses cause severe and sometimes fatal respiratory infections, but how they infect lung cells has been a mystery. Deleting this receptor made lab animals highly resistant to infection.
Study Identifies How Hantaviruses Infect Lung Cells

Study Identifies How Hantaviruses Infect Lung Cells

Hantaviruses cause severe and sometimes fatal respiratory infections, but how they infect lung cells has been a mystery. Deleting this receptor made lab animals highly resistant to infection.

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A recent visit to Utah State University by top administrators from National Chung Hsing University (NCHU) was an important step in solidifying efforts to create learning and research opportunities for faculty and students at both universities. Learn More.
Agreement Brings Together East and West

Agreement Brings Together East and West

A recent visit to Utah State University by top administrators from National Chung Hsing University (NCHU) was an important step in solidifying efforts to create learning and research opportunities for faculty and students at both universities. Learn More....

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Scientists at Utah State University are studying various growing practices to optimize the yield and quality of hemp for botanical medicines.
Hemp Research Underway at Utah State University

Hemp Research Underway at Utah State University

Scientists at Utah State University are studying various growing practices to optimize the yield and quality of hemp for botanical medicines.